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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Broadway-Flushing

City Council foes face off in northeast Queens

The Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association held a candidates night last week for City Council members and their challengers to speak about prostitution, landmarking and traffic in the districts they want to represent. Comments (6)

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Broadway-Flushing

Korean-American groups call for action following Otto Warmbier’s death

Korean-Americans and a City Council hopeful gathered in Flushing to call for action regarding the death Otto Warmbier, an American student who had been tortured in North Korea and later died after he was sent back to America in a comotose state. Comments (1)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Jackson Heights

Peralta, IDC angers Planned Parenthood group and constituents in Jackson Heights

A non-profit advocacy organization for Planned Parenthood is disavowing a mailer released by state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) which uses the Planned Parenthood logo and a quote from the group. The flier features a photo of Peralta, who defected to the Independent Democratic Conference in January, and touts his support for reproductive rights and investing in Planned Parenthood. Comments (1)

Friday, June 30, 2017

Politics

Gov. Cuomo signs law outlawing child marriage in New York

In New York state, a law that allowed teens as young as 14 years old to get married existed for nearly 90 years. On June 20, however, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that raised the age of consent to 18. Comments (1)
Oakland Gardens

Massey endorses Concannon for city council

Paul Massey, a mayoral hopeful for the GOP, threw in the towel on his campaign Wednesday citing the financial challenge of facing an incumbent as his reasons. Comments (2)

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