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Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Politics

Ulrich endorses Richard David for Wills’ vacated seat

Richard David, one of three contenders for the City Council formerly held by convicted felon Ruben Wills, a Democrat from Jamaica, was endorsed by Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) Monday at the intersection of Lefferts Boulevard and Liberty Avenue. Comments (1)

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

Female community leaders and elected officials endorsed Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) for re-election at a Monday rally in front of the entrance to Fort Totten. Comments (1)
Queens-based political organization Korean Americans for Political Advancement endorsed City Council candidate Paul Graziano Saturday in front of the Korean Community Center, formerly the Bayside Jewish Center. Comments (3)

Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

Jamaica

EDC VP seeks City Council District 28 seat left empty by Wills

Richard David took a leave of absence from his job at the Administration of Children’s Services on Valentine’s Day this year to run for the City Council District 28 seat vacated by Ruben Wills, a Jamaica Democrat who was sentenced to two to six years in prison on corruption charges in August. Comments (1)
The battle between two Democratic candidates heading to the Sept. 12 primary to fill the District 21 seat that will be vacated by the retiring City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (D-East Elmhurst) has moved from jabs to fierce body blows. Comments (8)
Editorial

An equitable solution

Long before neo-Nazis and white supremacists converged on Charlottesville, Va., to demand that a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee not be removed, Queens had its own struggle with a controversial monument. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) and his Democratic challenger Alison Tan had a heated debate Sunday, taking personal jabs at one another while answering questions from the community. Comments (4)

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