Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Community deals with aftermath of Flushing West plan’s demise

The city’s abrupt decision to withdraw its plans to rezone Flushing West, which would have brought 1,600 units of housing to the downtown area, has drawn mixed reactions from the community. Comment

Friday, June 10, 2016


Suffolk legislator vies for Israel’s congressional seat

Steve Stern is finishing his sixth term in the Suffolk County Legislature, his last due to term limits. He has served as chairman of the Veterans Committee as well as the vice chairman of both the Economic Development Committee and the Seniors and Consumer Protection Committee. Comment

Clarke criticizes money in politics during Congressional run

Jonathan Clarke, one of five candidates in the Democratic primary to succeed U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) in the district covering northeast Queens, said his background was decidedly unconventional in comparison to other candidates. Comment

The Pan Am shelter has been a failure from the start

Since day one, the conversion of the Pan Am hotel into a homeless shelter has been an abysmal failure in terms of transparency. The de Blasio administration and the Department of Homeless Services blatantly disregarded various laws and even circumvented procedures to ensure the landlords and Samaritan Village receive their lucrative contracts. Comments (6)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Far Rockaway

Goldfeder announces he will not seek re-election

State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) announced last week that he would not run for re-election to represent the 23rd District, which covers Broad Channel, Lindenwood and swaths of Howard Beach, Ozone Park and the Rockaways. Comment


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