Politics

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

Bayside

Focus on Queens: Northeast Republicans meet in Bayside

The Northeast Queens Republican Club installed new officers during a ceremony at the Clearview Golf Course Club House. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Astoria

Focus on Queens: MLK lunch held in Astoria

The Astoria/LIC NAACP held its Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Fund Luncheon at Riccardo’s in Astoria. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

Queens Village

Queens Village plays host to annual MLK breakfast

Income inequality was the term on everyone’s tongue at the United Negro College Fund’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Queens Village Monday, when speakers invoked the civil rights leader’s embrace of economic justice that defined the latter part of his life. Comment.
Middle Village

Fedkowskyj mulls running for Markey’s Assembly seat

State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Ridgewood) may face her first primary in more than a decade. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Sunnyside

Van Bramer, Ferreras land key spots

City Council members Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) came out as big winners in the Council sweepstakes when Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) named the two Progressive Caucus members to a pair of top positions Wednesday. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Queens GOPers lambast guv over radio remarks

Borough Republicans were seeing red this week over comments Gov. Andrew Cuomo made about which GOPers were not welcome in New York state. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Sunnyside

Speaker expected to announce Council leadership spots

The new City Council will take further shape tomorrow as Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) is expected to dole out key leadership positions that will define the legislative body’s power structure for the next four years. Comments (1).
No Holds Barred

We Can Dream, Can’t We?

This is not a list of New Year’s Resolutions or commitments or anything like that. It is a compendium of the things I suggest we all might think about as we get into 2014 Comment.

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