Politics

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

Richmond Hill

Wills hosts quality-of-life forum in Richmond Hill

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) invited representatives from a number of city agencies to Richmond Hill last week to hear residents’ concerns and help them find the most effective ways to find satisfying resolutions to their complaints. Comment.
Letters

Halloran needs to face facts

We know better. At the Sept. 18 Auburndale Civic Association meeting, City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) sang the inaccurate chorus some candidates keep reprising. Comments (1).

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

Ozone Park

Endorsements roll in for Addabbo, Ulrich

With slightly more than one month before the November general elections, City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) and state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) are ratcheting up endorsements by major city players as they continue to campaign for the Senate seat in the 15th District. Comment.
Political Action

Voter apathy cost Iannece victory in Assembly primary

The 25th state Assembly District, in northeast Queens, which includes East Flushing and Whitestone, was expected to have a fairly quiet Democratic Party primary this year, with community leader Jerry Iannece being successful. Such was not the case. Comments (16).
Letters

GOP should dump the Tea Party

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, at a recent Values Voter Summit, made clear his values. He proudly said the conservative movement will never have the elite, smart people on its side, nor colleges and universities because the church and families are all that are necessary. Comments (4).

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

Astoria

Vallone slams corrupt pols

In the wake of charges that outgoing state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) misused taxpayer dollars, City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said every nonprofit connected to an elected official should be the subject of scrutiny. Comment.
Politics

Assembly races heating up

With November’s general election looming, six different races for state Assembly have shaped up throughout Queens, according to the city Board of Elections. Comment.
Politics

NE Qns voters to pick two House lawmakers

Voters in central and northeast Queens will be choosing two members of Congress in November in newly drawn districts, one of which was carved out of the center of the borough and the other absorbed a few neighborhoods in the northeast into a district largely based in Long Island. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria pols face GOP rivals

While longtime U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) and Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) did not have to contend with a primary contest, both will have challengers in November’s general election for their redrawn districts. Comment.
Flushing

Gim wants to restrict lobbying in Assembly

The Republican candidate for the Flushing state Assembly seat detailed his plan to clean up corruption in Albany this week, while the Democratic hopeful touted a neighborhood lawmaker as an honorary member of his campaign. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

Astoria

Gotti Jr. attends fund-raiser for Astoria senate hopeful

A fund-raiser for Republican Astoria state Senate candidate Aurelio “Tony” Arcabascio, held this weekend at a Long Island pizzeria, had a visitor in John Gotti Jr., son of the notorious Gambino crime family mob boss. Comment.

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