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Secret sticker cabal frames me: Vallone

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 22 on October 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) accused graffiti-makers of putting up fake campaign stickers for him around the city to have him fined and make him look like a hypocrite. “I think it’s an organized effort to discredit me,” Vallone said. Vallone said he received an e-mail Oct. 12 from a man threatening to report [...]

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Search for Weiner replacement begins

Posted by Joe Anuta and Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 22, District 23, District 24, District 25, District 32, District 7, District 9, Governor, U.S. House on July 7, 2011 | No Comments

The heads of the borough’s two major parties are expected to name their nominees to replace former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner by later this week at the earliest after Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a Sept. 13 special election to fill the vacant 9th Congressional District seat in Forest Hills. Weiner resigned in disgrace last [...]

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Council extends smoking ban to city parks, beaches

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, District 22, District 32 on February 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

The City Council voted last week to expand the smoking ban by prohibiting smokers from lighting up in city parks and beaches. Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) was the author of a compromise bill that would have designated smoking areas in parks and beaches but the legislation never made it to the Council floor. “Unfortunately, [...]

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Flushing pols rally for more cops after killings

Posted by Rebecca Henely and Christina Santucci in Assembly, City Council, District 20, District 22, District 22 on August 5, 2010 | No Comments

City Councilmen Peter Koo (R-Flushing) and Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) held a rally for greater police presence in Flushing at the James A. Bland Community Center at 133-36 Roosevelt Ave., across the street from the Mobil gas station where Pakistani immigrant Nadeem Khan was killed July 25.

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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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GOPer Dooley nixes challenge to Vallone

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Council, District 22 on August 20, 2009 | 1 Comment

Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) will not face a Republican challenger this fall after fellow Astorian Tom Dooley has decided not to run, Queens County Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa said. Dooley, a former city firefighter who ran against state Senator George Onorato (D-Astoria) last year, had originally been listed as a contender for Vallone’s [...]