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Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Queens Village

Roy Paul touts grassroots appeal in race to succeed Clark

Roy Paul foresees a groundswell of support that may help him emerge victorious in the upcoming Democratic primary election Sept. 13 to fill the seat vacated by the late Assemblywoman Barbara Clark. Comments (1)

Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

Flushing

S.J. Jung talks about his vision for Senate

S J. Jung, the former president of the MinKwon Center and a Flushing resident has been taking another stab at elected office in a campaign waged against state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) for the second time. Comments (6)

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016

Political Action

Republican has a shot at NE Queens Senate seat

The 11th State Senate district of northeast Queens was represented by Republican Frank Padavan for 38 years, before his defeat by Tony Avella in 2010. This year Avella is being challenged by Republican Mark Cipolla, who is an attorney and comes from Hollis Hills. Two years ago Avella had no opponent in the general fall election, although he had a Democratic Party primary. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

Letters

Hosting an event is not the same as endorsing it

(Response to the Aug. 26 story “Pakistani Christians endorse Trump at Jewish Center” in the TimesLedger) Comments (3)

Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

Politics

Sanders stresses work undone in primary fight

New York State Sen. James Sanders (D-Rochdale Village) says downtown Jamaica is need of community economic development and he is working to ensure that the community living in the area now benefits from the increased retail and residential development happening throughout the area. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

Elected officials speak out against S.J. Jung for stance on abortion

Elected officials and women’s groups in Queens gathered in honor of Women’s Equality Day in Forest Hills Friday to denounce S.J. Jung, the Democratic candidate challenging state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing), after his announcement that he does not support women’s right to choose on the matter of abortion. Comments (5)

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

Politics

Judge rules election for Israel seat will be Nov. 8

A federal court ruled Tuesday that the general election date for the race to succeed outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) should still be Nov. 8, putting a hold on state Sen. Jack Martins’ attempt to have the race postponed until December. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Politics

Martins’ request to delay general election for Israel seat denied

A federal court judge Tuesday denied a motion by Republican candidate Jack Martins to move the general election to Dec. 6 because a GOP primary now has been ordered in the race to fill the seat held by U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville). Comment

Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Forest Hills

Women pols voice opposition to Jung’s views on abortion

Friday was Women’s Equality Day and elected officials and advocacy groups took advantage of the occasion by holding a news conference on Geraldine Ferarro Way in Forest Hills to denounce S.J. Jung for his stance on abortion. State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Flushing), Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills), Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village), Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) and Government Affairs Manager for Campaign for Pro-Choice New York Emily Kadar all shared their views on the Democratic candidate for state senate. Comments (6)

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Forest Hills

Electeds question Jung on abortion statement

Elected officials and women’s groups are being invited to celebrate Women’s Equality Day by denouncing S.J. Jung in response to his announcement that he does not support a woman’s right to choose on the matter of abortion. Jung is the former President of the MinKwon Center and state Sen. Toby Stavisky’s (D-Flushing) Democratic opponent in the Sept. 13 primary. Comments (2)

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