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Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

For state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), the top issues in his re-election campaign are the mushrooming homeless crisis, ethics reform in government and improving the quality of life for his constituents. He is facing Republican Mark Cipolla, an attorney, in the Nov. 8 race. Comments (3)

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Woodside

Barnwell gathers labor endorsements during runup to election day

Brian Barnwell, the Woodside attorney who stunned the Queens Democratic Party with a 28-point primary victory over longtime Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth), said last Friday that his campaign was endorsed by several building trade unions, including the New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3, Metallic Lathers Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 46, and International Union of Elevator Constructors Local One. Comments (1)
Tony Nunziato, 59, the Republican candidate facing upstart Democrat Brian Barnwell in the race to fill Margaret Markey’s Assembly seat, is a self-described “man of commitment” who has fought for his community of Maspeth for the last 30 years. Comment
The Bayside Hills Civic Association held a candidates forum at the Colonial Church of Bayside Tuesday night where those running for public office in northeast Queens discussed homeless shelters and the Syrian refugee crisis. Comments (5)
The real concern in the upcoming presidential election is not the specter of voter fraud, often alluded to by Republican nominee Donald Trump in his warnings about a “rigged” election, according to Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest). In fact, he contended that voter suppression will be the greatest threat come Election Day. Comments (3)
Candidates for state and federal office took part in St. John’s University “Meet the Candidates” forum Monday, tackling the issues of affordable housing, minimum wage and immigration in the borough. Comments (2)
Letters

Politlcs should be about public service

Politics used to be a noble calling of public service, but over the years, it has largely devolved into elected officials who are more interested in sound-bites than in doing the work we elected them to do. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

Opinion

Will Trump finally become The Biggest Loser?

Before people became ”brands” there was this quaint notion that the only wealth that matters is the “riches of a good name.” You don’t have to be religious to understand this. Comments (6)

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