Saturday, June 10, 2017


State Senate unanimously passes Stavisky’s bingo bill

A bill that will allow senior citizen centers to play bingo twice a week each year for free was passed unanimously on Wednesday, June 7. Comments (2)

Friday, June 9, 2017


Douglaston residents rally for more greenspace

Residents are pushing to make a park out of an empty Douglas Manor lot. On Friday, many of them joined civic leaders and state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in an effort to transform the rough acre into greenspace the whole community can enjoy. Comments (2)

Three candidates run to replace Ferreras-Copeland on City Council as she choses family over third term

When City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (D-East Elmhurst) decided against seeking a third term so she could spend more time with her young family, it left Hiram Monserrate, the disgraced former councilman and state senator alone in the field after he announced his candidacy in May. That did not last long. Comment

Monday, June 5, 2017

Jackson Heights

Furlong joins Moya in bid for Ferreras-Copeland’s Council seat

One of the borough’s foremost street safety advocates decided over the weekend to join state Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) and former state Sen. Hiram Monserate for the seat held by City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (D-East Elmhurst), who won’t seek re-election for a third term. Comments (6)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

East Elmhurst

Moya to go for Ferreras-Copeland’s City Council seat after she decides against running for re-election

State Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) announced Thursday that he will run for the City Council in the 21st District after City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (D-East Elmhurst) decided against running for re-election this fall. Comments (1)


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