Dishing with Dee

May, 2012

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Dee Richard’s last column for TimesLedger Newspapers

This week there were a number of interesting Queens events, as there usually are. Comment.
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Bronx beep speaks at monthly meet of boro Dem club

We hope everyone fortunate enough to still have their mothers enjoyed the day by celebrating in some way with their mom. For those among us who are not that fortunate, we hope you took some time out to say a little prayer and reminisce about the good times you had with your mother while she was with us. Comment.
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Silverstein to campaign for Halloran’s Council seat

The weeks keep flying by. It just doesn’t seem possible that in less than three weeks we will be celebrating Memorial Day and all the fun parades Queens is famous for. Fortunately, they are spread out over the Memorial Day weekend, making it possible to view more than one. Aside from the fun and festivities of the parades, it’s a good time to reflect on how lucky we are to be living in such a wonderful country. Comment.
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Queens Chamber take boro issues to legislators in Albany

Last week I had one of the most interesting days I’ve had in quite some time. It was the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s annual Albany Legislative Lobby Day. It is its annual bus trip where it transports all interested chamber members to Albany to petition the legislators for help in solving Queens problems. Comment.

April, 2012

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Bill Thompson throws his hat into 2013 race for mayor

On Sunday evening, the Eastern Military Academy held its Queens Chapter Alumni Association’s annual dinner at the Riviera Restaurant in Whitestone. It had a good attendance, allowing for the fact that some members were on vacation, some were still in their winter homes and some have moved away and have other interests. Unfortunately, some have died and some just didn’t feel up to it. Comment.
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Boro Dems face three-way primary for Ackerman’s seat

Like they used to say on the old TV program, there are many different stories in the naked city. We will have to amend that to say every day there are many different stories in the political arena. Comment.
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Political season heats up with U.S. Senate, House races

The political races are beginning to gel. The campaigns are starting to form their strategies that they hope will result in a winner for their respective candidates. What would normally be a mild campaign season is turning out to be a rather riveting winner-take-all contest. Comment.
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Race for Ackerman seat brings out four contenders so far

This is the week that was and what a week it was indeed. On Monday, Dan Halloran announced his candidacy for Gary Ackerman’s congressional seat in Flushing’s Bowne Park. Comment.

March, 2012

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Northeast GOP Club holds mock presidential panel

Another anything-but-dull week. Last week, the Northeast Queens Republican Club held its March monthly meeting at its new place, the Clearview Golf Club House in Bayside. That is a great location for any group needing a meeting place and is convenient as well. Comment.
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Ackerman and Turner surprise Queens political scene

Can you believe all the dramatic political changes this week? The biggest surprise was Gary Ackerman’s decision not to run for re-election. As my husband said, “I guess that means no Acker-Bus trip for you down to Washington this coming January 2013.” Comment.
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Planned changes in district lines create interesting races

When you were a child, did anyone give you a kaleidoscope as a gift? For those of you who are not familiar with kaleidoscopes, they are similar to a small telescope, but when you twist the rim on the top, you get variations of many different colorful designs formed into intricate geometrical patterns. Each twist forms a different pattern and no two are alike. The possibilities are endless. Comment.
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Lancman announces run for Congress seat held by Turner

Another busy week has gone by. You know, Queens is becoming a fun place to both live and work in. Long gone are the days when Queens was only a bedroom community for Manhattan. Comment.
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Koo fund-raiser draws large crowd at Flushing hotel

We only attended two events this week, but they were two good ones. The first one was a fund-raising party hosted by the Friends of Peter Koo for his re-election campaign. Comments (1).

February, 2012

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Support just one candidate if you want your party to win

Another busy week, but nothing spectacular — just regular Queens local stuff. Comment.
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Annual cocktail party draws Dems from boro and beyond

Let me start this week’s column on a rather sad note. I wish to extend my deepest, heartfelt sympathy to the family of Marissa Roslyn Feldman. Comment.
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Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club looking for new president

This was a rather slow week, or at least for me it was. Last Thursday, the Queens Chamber of Commerce held a business card exchange mixer. Those events are always a fun way to network. Comments (2).
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Boro GOP schools potential candidates in running for office

How the weeks fly by! Would you believe it’s now February? This past week was both fun and productive and informative. Comments (3).

January, 2012

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Imposter tries to take credit for columnist’s writing

After giving it long and hard thought on whether or not to print the following information, I decided it was better to print it and thereby kill the tiger cub before it had a chance to grow into a fully grown man-eater. Comment.
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Romney a better candidate than most people think

By now I’m sure you are aware that Eric Ulrich has been appointed as the New York City campaign chairman for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. After Romney won in both Iowa and New Hampshire, hopefully for Eric he will do equally well in South Carolina and Florida. Comments (1).
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New Year’s brunch attracts who’s who of boro leaders

Hopefully, the holiday party season is finally beginning to wind down. I don’t mind feeling dead tired, but when you look in the mirror and you look dead tired, that’s where you have to draw the line. Comments (1).
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Old year ends on sad note with closing of Palace Diner

Happy New Year to everyone! We hope 2012 is one of the best-ever new years for you. Don’t make too many resolutions, as we all know that even with the best of intentions they are hard to keep after the first few weeks. Comment.
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