Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012


Needed change nowhere in sight

As we approach the presidential election, the state of our nation’s economy is still not good. Unemployment continues above 8 percent and prices on everything, from food and health care to gasoline and home mortgages, continue to be high. Comment

Friday, Aug. 24, 2012


Assembly seat forum reveals odd positions

The MinKwon Center for Community Action held a candidates forum last week where hopefuls for the newly created Flushing state Assembly seat offered often vague answers to policy questions and in one case pledged support for a controversial program much maligned by immigrant rights groups. Comment

Huntley leads Sanders in fund-raising battle

State Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) outraised and outspent her Democratic Party primary challenger last month, though City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) has a competitive war chest with just a few weeks until the polls open. Comment

Myungsuk Lee accuses Liu of splitting Korean vote

A candidate for the Flushing state Assembly seat accused City Comptroller John Liu last week of systematically splitting the Korean community in current and past elections. Comments (6)

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012


Funds pile up in contest for Lancman seat

Campaign donations and endorsements have poured in for two Democratic candidates in the primary race for the seat of state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), with political support mounting on both sides. Comments (26)

Finance reports show plans

Recently released campaign finance reports for the state Senate seat based in downtown Flushing provided insight into the campaign strategies of state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) and challenger John Messer, a businessman and lawyer from Oakland Gardens. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012


Gillibrand bill gives credit to biz backers

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) unveiled proposed tax breaks for small business owners alongside state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) at a Flushing auto repair shop run by Audra Fordin, the fourth generation of her family to take the reins, but the first woman. Comment


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