Politics

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

Jackson Heights

Members of New Visions Democratic Club sworn in

State Sen. Jose Peralta’s son Miles, 6, joins the swearing in of the members of the New Visions Democratic Club in Jackson Heights. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012

Editorial

No More Gerrymandering

If the redrawn state Senate district lines are adopted, two of Queens’ most powerful voices in Albany will have to run against each other in a primary if they want to stay in office. For this and other reasons, the lines should not be approved. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Queens Village

Family of slain soldier honored by Qns GOP club

The Queens Village Republican Club’s annual dinner may have been named for Abraham Lincoln, but it was a child with a different biblical name who commandeered the attention of the crowd this year. Comment.
Flushing

Confusion, anger over Koo remarks

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) is in hot water with some of his constituents over remarks made at a recent meeting, about downtown Flushing, but a community leader said some in the audience may have misunderstood what he was saying. Comment.
Middle Village

City gives Crowley pass on ‘09 campaign fines

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s (D-Middle Village) campaign account was assessed four violations last Thursday by the city Campaign Finance Board, but she was not ordered to pay any fines. Comment.
Editorial

New Lines Mock Democracy

It seemed impossible, but the Republicans who control the state Senate have found a way to redraw Senate district lines in a manner that is more bizarre than the lines that exist. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

Politics

Boro Assembly members push to move Primary Day to June

Eight members of the state Assembly from Queens have signed on to a bill that would push Primary Day for state races from September to June to offset a new federal law that would force New York to hold separate primaries for Congress and the U.S. Senate. Comment.
Whitestone

Halloran scolds Dems over new Assembly lines

At a Republican gathering Sunday evening, City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) criticized the Democratic leadership in the state Assembly for redrawing legislative boundaries in a way that gerrymandered part of one northeast Queens district and minimized the voice of GOP voters. Comment.
Flushing

Queens GOP makes push to recruit Asian candidates

The Queens Republican Party is making it no secret they are looking for an Asian candidate to run in the upcoming 2012 elections. Comment.
Dishing with Dee

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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