Politics

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Bayside

City ignored CB 11 in school vote: Chair

CB 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece lambasted the city schools chancellor for ignoring Bayside’s opposition to building a new elementary school on 48th Avenue and showing a lack of respect for the community board. Comments (1).

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Hollis

Democratic lawyer making a run at indicted Smith’s Senate seat

Soon after state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) was arrested eight months ago in an alleged scheme to rig the mayor’s race, speculation arose as to who would seize the opportunity to run for the southeast Queens seat in 2014, and now there is an answer. Comments (2).
Oakland Gardens

Weprin among candidates vying to be council speaker

With the public forums all wrapped up, the race for City Council speaker shifts from something resembling the democratic process to an affair to be negotiated behind closed doors.. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Flushing

S. J. Jung ends hunger strike

Doctors insisted S.J. Jung, a Flushing business owner and president of the MinKwon Center for Community Action, end an eight-day fast for immigration reform last week in Washington after he experienced stomach pain and severe dehydration. Comments (3).
Kew Gardens

Katz names Comrie as deputy beep

Borough President-elect Melinda Katz has tapped City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), a term-limited lawmaker from southeast Queens and her former Democratic primary rival, as her deputy borough president. Comments (2).

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

Kew Gardens

Katz taps Comrie for deputy BP

Queens Borough President-elect Melinda Katz has tapped Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), a term-limited lawmaker from southeast Queens and her former Democratic Party primary rival, as her deputy borough president. Comments (1).

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