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Roosevelt in Jax Hts fake ID haven: Pol

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 13, District 39, State Senate on March 8, 2012 | No Comments

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and state Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) have introduced legislation into both houses that Peralta said could help fight crimes that begin in Queens and spread throughout the tri-state area. “Fake IDs is one of the biggest issues at hand on Roosevelt Avenue,” Peralta said. The new legislation would [...]

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Guv presents budget in boro

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 22, District 6, Governor, U.S. House on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

After his Albany address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his budget plan for a second time in Flushing last Thursday morning, which had many Queens officials in the audience nodding their heads in agreement. Aside from a Queens College professor claiming to represent the “99 percent,” the audience largely hung on the governor’s words as he [...]

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Turner win stuns boro in ’11

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Offices, Congress, District 23, District 24, District 27, District 9, Governor, Mayor, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Heading into 2011, the Queens political scene was supposed to be uneventful, with District Attorney Richard Brown facing no opposition and the foregone conclusion that Democratic judicial candidates would defeat their Republican rivals as they have for every year in recent memory. And while the November elections went as expected — Brown won a sixth [...]

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Meng wants city to have its own liquor authority

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 20, District 22 on November 3, 2011 | No Comments

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) paid a visit to the Palace Diner on Main Street last week — not to chow down on burgers and fries, but to dish with members of the Queensboro Hill Civic Association about 2012 legislative initiatives such as the creation of a city liquor authority and an English-language signage bill. [...]

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GOP nominating petitions bear names of DA Brown, Gallagher

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Offices, Uncategorized on July 21, 2011 | No Comments

In a strange twist of fate, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s name is appearing on Republican nominating petitions that also have the name of former City Councilman Dennis Gallagher, who Brown’s office prosecuted in 2007 on sexual assault allegations. Gallagher has remained involved in politics since resigning from his Council seat as part of a [...]

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Carrozza issues eviction notice to family in Bayside apt. as Assembly woes build

Posted by Nathan Duke in Assembly, District 26 on July 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

State Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside) said she plans to run for re-election despite a low attendance record in Albany this year and word from Democratic party insiders that she does not plan another bid to retain her seat. The Queens County Republican Party had recently called for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, state Attorney General [...]