Politics

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Astoria

Gianaris and Simotas open new district offices in Astoria

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and state Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) have new district offices in Astoria, and they want residents to know about the move. Comment.
Editorial

Supreme Disappointment

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to eviscerate the 1965 Voting Rights Act sent a chill through Queens, which has become a beacon for people from all over the world seeking equality. Comments (2).

Friday, July 5, 2013

Oakland Gardens

Weprin wants city to toughen up on bullying

Bullying among Queens youth has gotten out of hand and it is up to the city Department of Education to fix it, borough lawmakers said. Comments (1).
Briarwood

Veras touts civic work in race

Andrea Veras wants to bring her experience as a Briarwood community activist to city government and is running to replace term-limited City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows). Comment.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Politics

Student debt to soar after House inaction

Loan interest rates doubled this week for more than 7 million students nationwide and northeast Queens reps put the blame on the Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. Comment.
Jamaica

Advocate candidates meet voters at York

Voters in southeast Queens got the chance to see four of the candidates for city public advocate on stage together for only a few minutes last week as they came in and out from other engagements, and one hopeful said that is exactly why her campaign is surging. Comment.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Forest Hills

Katz counts on experience

Melinda Katz’s two decades in public service now seem like tailor-made preparations for the vacant borough president seat she is seeking, the former lawmaker recently told TimesLedger Newspapers. Comment.

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