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Markell ’09 race broke rules on spending: City

Posted by Rich Bockmann in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 11, District 19, District 5, State Senate, U.S. House on July 28, 2011 | No Comments

The city Campaign Finance Board determined last week that the 2009 campaign of Debra Markell to fill the District 19 City Council seat left vacant by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) had committed two violations. The Democrat’s campaign failed to refund in a timely manner an inappropriate contribution it received and reported several improper post-election [...]

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Talkin’ bout my generation, my dad and daughter’s, too

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 22, District 36 on April 7, 2011 | No Comments

Three generations of the Vallone family were on stage at Astoria’s Central Lounge last Thursday night, playing classics such as “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and “Rock Around the Clock” in celebration of City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.’s (D-Astoria) 50th birthday. “I’m overwhelmed and humbled by this,” said Vallone, who turned half a century on [...]

Vallones rock out with Ray Kelly — see the video here

Vallones rock out with Ray Kelly — see the video here

Posted by Rebecca Henely and Christina Santucci in City Council, City Offices, District 22 on April 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Three generations of the Vallone family were on stage Thursday night, playing classics such as “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and “Rock Around the Clock” at Astoria’s Central Lounge in celebration of City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.’s (D-Astoria) 50th birthday.

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Vallone rejects GOP backing for Avella seat

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Council, District 19 on October 2, 2009 | No Comments

Democrat Kevin Kim will face off against Republican Dan Halloran in the Nov. 3 race to replace City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside), but one of Kim’s former opponents in the Democratic primary became the focus of the race last week. Speculation arose last week that Democrat Paul Vallone, who came in third in the Sept. [...]

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Queens Democrats praise primary victor Kim

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Council, District 19 on September 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Queens Democratic Party insiders said Kevin Kim’s win over his five opponents in the Sept. 15 primary stemmed from the candidate’s ability to not only galvanize his base but also to draw voters from across the district. Kim, U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman’s (D-Bayside) deputy director of community affairs, defeated Democrats Jerry Iannece, Paul Vallone, Steve [...]

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Kim knocks off Dem-backed Ianecce in Avella seat race

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Council, District 19 on September 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

In a surprise upset, Kevin Kim defeated presumed frontrunner Jerry Iannece and four other Democratic opponents in the primary election Tuesday in the race to replace City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Kim will now face off against Republican Dan Halloran in November. Kim, who is deputy director of community affairs for U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman [...]