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Markey takes oath for her seventh term

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, Congress, District 12, District 30, U.S. House on January 27, 2011 | No Comments

The inauguration ceremony for state Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth), who has represented her western Queens district since 1998, drew Democratic leaders and friends to the gala affair Sunday at Frank Kowalinski American Legion Post No. 4 at 61-57 Maspeth Ave. The tone was upbeat but the remarks repeatedly mentioned her tough battle to win another [...]

Gillibrand talks shop in Elmhurst

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Congress, U.S. Senate on August 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is not one to stand quietly on the sidelines when playing softball. She will egg on her competitors, becoming one of the loudest voices in the game, the senator said at The Georgia Diner in Elmhurst Thursday. “I’m a heckler,” Gillibrand, who pitches, said at a meeting with reporters. “I’m a trash talker. I’m a New Yorker.”

Choe gets transit workers’ backing, Jung gets Valasquez, Wu gets NYPD captains

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20 on September 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

A slew of new endorsements were made in the race for City Councilman John Liu’s (D-Flushing) seat this week. John Choe announced he had received the support of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056 Tuesday.  Daneek Miller, president of the union, had this to say about choosing Choe: It is with great pleasure that we [...]


Katz may be sole woman in race, but Liu is their man

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Comptroller on June 12, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills) may be the only woman in the race for city Comptroller this year, but a quickly growing women’s group said that does not mean she’s the best candidate for the job. A growing female coalition formed last month by Brooklyn District Leader Olanike Alabi is throwing its support behind [...]