Politics

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Bayside

Paul Vallone sworn in to Council seat by former speaker

About 500 people packed PS 169’s auditorium Saturday to witness the third member of the Vallone family being ceremonially sworn into the City Council. Comments (1).

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Lancman sworn in during Queens College ceremony

Councilman Rory Lancman was inaugurated during a ceremonial swearing in at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall Sunday. Lancman was elected to the seat formerly held by Councilman James Gennaro, who was term-limited out of office. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Politics

Boro Council members back Mark-Viverito as speaker

The 14 members of the borough’s City Council delegation fell in line with their colleagues Wednesday to unanimously elect East Harlem Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) as the body’s speaker, putting an amicable end to the power struggle between Mark-Viverito’s progressive allies and the outerborough political machines that traditionally held sway in the selection. Comments (2).

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