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Denis Butler, ex-pol from boro, dies at 83

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly on October 21, 2010 | No Comments

Butler was born in Astoria July 26, 1927, the fourth son born to the Butlers. Growing up, he was a resident of St. Joseph’s Parish in Long Island City and went to school there with his brothers. Other schools he attended included the LaSalle Academy and Cathedral College, St. Joseph’s Seminary, the State University of New York and Columbia University.

Before becoming an assemblyman, Butler was a volunteer for the Lighthouse for the Blind for 20 years and was president of the St. Joseph’s Home School Association. He was also Democratic district leader from 1970-2000.

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SE Queens, city leaders mourn Tom White

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 28 on September 2, 2010 | No Comments

The city’s top leaders, southeast Queens activists and hundreds of residents who were impacted by Councilman Thomas White’s years of work gathered at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral Thursday for a final goodbye.

Queens and city pols offer condolences for White [Updated]

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on August 27, 2010 | No Comments

“The passing of my friend and colleague Tom White is truly a changing of the guard,” said fellow Councilman James Sanders. “New York City is a far poorer place without him.”

Councilman Thomas White dies

Councilman Thomas White dies

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 28 on August 27, 2010 | No Comments

City Councilman Thomas White (D-South Ozone Park) died Friday, according to the head of Community Board 12. He had just turned 71, according to Celeste Katz at The Daily Politics.