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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Politics

Comrie talks taxes, housing and more in 2018 race

State Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), who is running for re-election, hopes that with a possible Democratic majority in the Senate next year, he will be able to bring about more effective change to his district and New Yorkers as whole. Comments (5)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Bay Terrace

Bressler aims to win Assembly seat from Braunstein in November election

Bay Terrace businessman David Bressler is currently fine-tuning his campaign to run against state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) for the second time. Comment

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Politics

Liu plans to challenge Avella once again in rematch of 2014 primary

John Liu, the former city comptroller and city councilman from Flushing, is preparing for another challenge to state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in a replay of the Democratic primary four years ago. Comments (1)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Jackson Heights

Espinal secures Working Families endorsement

The Working Families Party and Bronx Congressman Jose Serrano endorsed state Assemblywoman Ari Espinal (D-Jackson Heights) Monday in her bid to hold the seat she won in a special election less than three months ago. Comments (1)
Flushing

Meng calls for free feminine hygiene products in the House

U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) sent a letter July 6 to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan requesting that he allow House offices to be reimbursed for feminine hygiene products purchased for congressional staff and office visitors. Comments (2)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jackson Heights

Nixon, Ramos cross endorse one another

Democrat Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was in Jackson Heights Monday for a cross endorsement of state Senate candidate Jessica Ramos in their bid to move progressive legislation forward at the state level. Comments (3)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Politics

James scores Queens endorsements in run for state attorney general

City Public Advocate Letitia James was endorsed by 19 Democratic clubs based in Queens from both the progressive and mainstream sides of the political spectrum in her run for state attorney general in the Sept. 13 primary. Comments (5)

Monday, July 9, 2018

Jackson Heights

Ramos challenges Peralta’s record on rent reform

Tenants of the Westleigh building in Jackson heights have been moving out of their community in large numbers, according to residents who stood beside Democratic dtate Senate candidate Jessica Ramos at a Monday news conference. Comments (3)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Jackson Heights

DOT’s Clear Curbs Pilot Program crippling businesses along Roosevelt Avenue

A city pilot program to ban curbside deliveries in Queens has small business owners warning that they may have to close their doors because customers unable to find parking have fled. Comments (5)

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Richmond Hill

South Ozone Park community activist launches campaign for Democratic district leader

Richard David, a community activist, public sector worker and former candidate for City Council District 28 in Jamaica, officially launched his campaign as the male Democratic district leader of the 31st Assembly District Part B for Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park. Comments (1)
Politics

Crowley’s primary defeat sends shockwaves through Queens Democrats

The cataclysmic defeat of Queens County political boss and powerful Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) in the Democratic primary has left a question mark above heads across the borough. Comments (1)

Friday, July 6, 2018

Flushing

Meng bills would improve conditions for children separated from parents under Trump’s immigration policy

After visiting the border separating the United States and Mexico, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) introduced two bills last week to improve conditions for children who have been separated from their parents under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Comments (4)
Editorial

A new age

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory over U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley in last week’s Democratic primary shocked the borough, city, state and country, and it could lead to the start of a new movement away from the political norm. Comments (3)

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Long Island City

Queens pols rally for Guatemalan woman who was torn from children

When Guatemalan national Yeni Gonzalez-Garcia was apprehended by ICE agents crossing the Arizona border from Mexico sometime in May, she, like many other immigrants, was separated from her three children. Comments (2)

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