Politics

Friday, June 22, 2012

Flushing

Two challengers vie for Stavisky’s seat

The race for the Flushing state Senate seat is taking shape as hopefuls gather petitions, collect endorsements and knock on doors. Comment.
Political Action

Long would champion small gov’t is elected to U.S. Senate

On June 26, a statewide primary election will occur in which registered Republican Party members will choose their candidate to oppose U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). The three candidates are attorney Wendy Long, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos and U.S. Rep. Robert Turner (R-Middle Village). Comment.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bayside

Mittman eyes health care

If elected to the new Queens congressional district centered around Flushing, Bayside allergist Dr. Robert Mittman wants to fight to change the health care system he said is in dire need of help. Comment.
Middle Village

Turner gears up for Senate

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) hopes to work with Democrats on the other side of the aisle if he is elected to the U.S. Senate in September, he told TimesLedger Newspapers in a sit-down interview last week. Comment.
Jamaica

Stop and frisk works in SE Queens: Flake

The Rev. Floyd Flake, the influential pastor of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral, recently said that while he believes the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program should be open to scrutiny, overall it has been effective in reducing crime in southeast Queens. Comment.
Ridgewood

Velazquez nets presidential nod for primary

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-Ridgewood) received a crucial — and prominent — endorsement last week in her bid for re-election in the 7th Congressional District. Comment.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Middle Village

Candidates debate for new House seat

The four Democratic candidates competing for the newly created Queens congressional seat faced off last week during a debate at the Our Lady of Hope School Auditorium in Middle Village. Comment.

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