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Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

Flushing

Jung loses bid to get Stavisky removed from ballot

The city Board of Elections ruled in a hearing Tuesday that state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) could remain on the ballot for re-election after an opponent contended that she lacked the required number of valid signatures in her petitions. The challenges were raised by her Democratic foe, S.J. Jung and other residents within the district, who claimed the signatures to qualify her for re-election were illegible or had addresses outside of the district, leaving only 13 out of 3,519 valid. Comments (3)
Opinion

Breaking barriers

Regardless of where American women sit on the political spectrum, Hillary Clinton’s nomination as the first female presidential candidate of a major political party is a historic breakthrough. It only took 96 years since women got the right to vote back in 1920 for a female to be a heartbeat away from the Oval Office. Comments (3)
Opinion

Dreaming of a Trump dynasty

For those “Never Trumpers” still around, here is an even more dystopian vision than a two-term Donald presidency: a Trump political dynasty that dominates the 21st century. Comments (2)

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016

Woodside

Barnwell to face Assemblywoman Markey in Dem primary

State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) is facing at least one Democratic challenger from Woodside for the seat she has held since 1999. Markey kicked off her ninth re-election bid last month, saying she is proud of her time in the Assembly representing residents of Maspeth, Woodside and parts of Middle Village, Woodside, Long Island City, Sunnyside and Astoria. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

Flushing

Stavisky petitions upheld by city Board of Elections

A hearing at the Manhattan office of the city Board of Elections Tuesday found objections to state Sen. Toby Stavisky’s (D-Flushing) campaign petitions to be insufficient to knock the incumbent off the ballot for the upcoming election. Comments (2)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Flushing

Meng elected vice chair of Democratic National Committee

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) was unanimously elected vice chair of the Democratic National Committee after the convention ended in Philadelphia. Comments (7)

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