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Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Flushing

Stavisky, Jung pitch district priorities

While S.J. Jung and state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) both reject the notion of ethnic politics, it may have a significant impact on the race for the 16th Senate District. Comments (2)
Middle Village

Fedkowskyj and Markey set to square off in primary

It is a case of fresh vs. familiar in the 30th state Assembly District primary. Comment
Editorial

Get Out and Vote!

There’s a lot at stake in next week’s Democratic primary in Queens with two races for state Senate drawing attention beyond the borough. Comments (6)
Political Action

Fight for boro GOP leadership started in the 1980s

In past years there have been various fights between factions in the Republican and Democrat parties in several counties throughout the city. Few of these battles have been as intense and as long as the contest between two factions in the Queens Republican Party. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

On Point

City has to change its ways on how it spends its money

A recent survey by New York education officials on city school performance revealed that more than 65 percent of students failed to score grade level on math and reading proficiency tests. In 25 percent of city schools, 90 percent of students failed those same exams. Comments (6)

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Flushing

Jung calls on Stavisky campaign to clean up act

Under attack from his opponent’s campaign, S.J. Jung is calling for civility. Comments (7)
Bayside

Endorsements roll in as Dem primaries near

John Liu doesn’t vote and tell. Comments (1)
Bayswater

Sen. Sanders seeks second term in Albany

As he seeks to shed his freshman title, state Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park) says he is on the cusp of completing a vocational school that has consumed him since he was first elected to public office in 2001. Comment
Bayswater

Gian Jones engages Sanders in second primary challenge

Gian Jones’ state Senate campaign is not one that invites voters to see the southeast Queens district through a rose-tinted crystal ball. Comments (1)
Rosedale

Everly Brown returns to ballot in run for seat in state capital

Everly Brown is no stranger to combating elected officials in the ballot box, but this primary he is enjoying the support of some former electeds himself. Comments (2)
South Ozone Park

Sanders faces primary rematch with Jones and Brown

State Sen. James Sanders Jr. (D-South Ozone Park) has two familiar foes standing between him and his securing the Democratic line in the Sept. 9 primary. Comment
Bayside

Avella, Liu jostle for northeast Queens Senate seat

The Democratic primary between state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and former city Comptroller John Liu has not only been one of the most closely watched races of the year, but one of the most contentious. Comments (8)

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Hollis

Smith joined IDC for Sandy recovery

This is state Sen. Malcolm Smith’s (D-Hollis) first primary campaign since he was elected to office in Albany in March 2000and the incumbent thinks the race has not been as noisy as he thought it would be. Comments (1)
Middle Village

Fedkowskyj mounts attack against Markey

After years of working on education policy, Dmytro Fedkowskyj hopes to school state Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) in her first competitive primary. Comment
Flushing

Sen. Stavisky runs on 15-year record

While the redrawing of state Sen. Toby Stavisky’s (D-Flushing) district shifted its demographic makeup and forced her to relocate from her Whitestone home, she said nothing has changed in her approach to the campaign. Comment
Flushing

Jung takes on Stavisky

For S.J. Jung, his primary challenge is not so much about replacing state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing). Comments (3)

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