Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015


Endorsements continue to roll in as City Council election approaches

New endorsements have been announced for three of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Mark Weprin’s former City Council seat in eastern Queens: Bob Friedrich, Satnam Singh Parhar and Barry Grodenchik. Comments (13)

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015


Grodenchik says years in government prepare him for Council

Barry Grodenchik has been campaigning for one of the most competitive political races in the off-year elections slated for this fall. Comments (7)

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015

The Civic Scene

The city must find the correct balance in enforcing quality-of-life crimes

The New York City administration is working to decriminalize some quality-of-life crimes. It is felt by some people that some offenses should not be considered criminal acts. It is felt that tickets given for some petty crimes can escalate into people being put in jail, that even small bail in some cases can keep a person in jail for months until there is a court hearing. A minor infraction can escalate into a criminal record for a person, especially if they forget to go to a court hearing. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015


Sen. Avella endorses Parhar’s City Council campaign

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has publicly announced his endorsement of Satnam Singh Parhar, who is one of six candidates vying for the competitive Democratic nomination in the Sept. 10 primary election for Mark Weprin’s former City Council seat. Comment

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015


CFB doles out matching funds to Council candidates

Five of the candidates running for the City Council seat vacated by Mark Weprin earlier this year have been awarded $95,000 from the city Campaign Finance Board’s matching funds program. Comments (2)



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