Politics

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Proposal turns Lancman seat into a majority Asian district

Reactions were mixed after two state Assembly districts in eastern Queens were drastically changed last Thursday by a state panel in charge of redrawing political boundaries. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012

Breezy Point

New lines mean Qns senate shift

State Sens. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) and Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) may need to sign up for dance lessons if newly proposed district maps are approved because they will be doing the shuffle. Comment.
Bayside

GOP candidates learn ropes in Bayside class

To run as a viable Republican candidate in Queens, Bayside civic leader Vince Tabone said at a seminar Saturday that potential candidates not only need the GOP’s support, but the support of other parties. Comments (1).
Letters

No one is fit to properly run country

The state of our government is chaos. The idiots who represent the American people in Congress in Washington, D.C., are all overpaid, underworked windbags and total disgraces. Comments (1).

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

Astoria

New western Queens districts create faux state Senate fight

The new proposed state Senate district lines would set Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) against Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), but the longtime friends say they have no plans to duke it out at the polls. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

Politics

Qns. residents slam Albany’s plan

No matter how you slice it, the redistricting plan drawn up by a state task force last week was widely panned in Queens by critics who said the proposal breaks up communities and gerrymanders the lines. Comment.
Whitestone

Task force lines pit Avella vs. Stavisky

After a state body released redrawn lines for New York’s state Senate districts, cries of political gerrymandering were heard from northeast Queens all the way to Albany. Comments (2).
Dishing with Dee

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).
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