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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Flushing

Cuomo signs new small business bill backed by Flushing leaders

Lawmakers and small business advocates are celebrating the passage of a bill that extends loans to smaller businesses. Comments (1)

Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Flushing

DiNapoli and Stavisky talk campaign reform

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli spoke at a news conference last Friday about the campaign finance reform and ethics in politics. Comment
Politics

Meeks blasts Trump for outreach to black Americans

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) said GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s attempts at outreach to African Americans and Hispanics were doomed for failure. Comments (8)
Far Rockaway

Dem Pfeffer-Amato faces GOP’s Zwirn for Goldfeder’s seat

State Assemblyman Philip Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) announced in June that he would not seek re-election, leaving the Assembly to work as a lobbyist for Yeshiva University and focus more of his time on his family. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Bellerose

Pakistani Christians endorse Trump at Jewish center

With chants calling to “make America great again,” Republican candidates and members of the city’s Pakistani Christian community crowded into the basement hall of the Bellerose Jewish Center Saturday evening to celebrate their endorsement of Donald Trump for president. Comments (2)
Flushing

Stavisky, Jung debate issues in Dem primary race

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) faced off against S.J. Jung in a Tuesday night debate which raised tough questions about nail salons, government ethics, public transportation, housing and education. Comments (4)
Politics

Candidates unite to criticize Martins on moving primary date

The race to succeed U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) has taken several twists, including three candidates from different political parties who joined forces on Saturday to criticize Republican state Sen. Jack Martins (D-Mineola) in his attempt to postpone the general election date after a federal court mandated a Republican primary date in October. Comment

Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

Politics

Martins, Suozzi tangle over new GOP primary

State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola), now facing a Republican opponent in the race to fill the vacant congressional seat covering northeastern Queens, wants the recently scheduled Oct. 6 primary moved to Dec. 6 to accommodate military and absentee voters. Comment

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