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Politics

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Flushing

Addabbo pushes new bill to help Simanowitz family

Months after the passing of former state Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Flushing) his State Senate and Assembly colleagues are looking to pass a bill to provide the remainder of his salary to his family. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Politics

Suozzi opponent plans for futuristic infrastructure changes

A Queens-born Syosset resident is rising up to challenge freshman U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Huntington), whose district covers the northeastern corner of the borough, in the 2018 Democratic primary. Comments (1)

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Corona

Espinal gets nod from Democrats to run in special election to fill Moya’s Assembly seat

As expected, lifelong Corona resident Ari Espinal will run as the Democratic Party’s candidate in the April 24 special election to fill former state Assemblyman Francisco Moya’s seat that became vacant after he was elected to the City Council in November. Comment
Politics

Van Bramer announces he will seek office of borough president when City Council term expires

When three-quarters of the City Council gets term-limited out of office in 2021, many political leaders will be looking for new opportunities in public service. City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) will be among them and he has already set in motion his plan of action, announcing last week that he will run for Queens Borough President, as current Borough President Melinda Katz is also term-limited and considering a run for mayor. Comment
East Elmhurst

Crowley hosts Black History Month event in East Elmhurst

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) hosted his 19th annual Black History Month celebration at Bruno’s on the Boulevard in East Elmhurst Tuesday night. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Astoria

Generators come to Astoria Houses as Council members call for state intervention on NYCHA

Astoria Houses received new rooftop generators for surge protection from storms on Feb. 14 purchased with FEMA funds awarded to NYCHA following Superstorm Sandy in 2012, which affected up 60,000 residents living in homes managed by the city agency. Comments (1)
Politics

Democratic insider mounts primary challenge against Assemblyman Brian Barnwell

Woodside resident Melissa Sklarz announced Tuesday she will mount a primary challenge against state Assemblyman Brian Barnwell (D-Maspeth) in September. Comment
Bayside

Hold politicans accountable for gun violence

There are no words to express the horror and shock over the killings and injuries sustained by those at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Valentine’s Day. Wonderful people, most of them children, were victims of this act of terror. The lives of the families of the victims and the community at large are forever changed by this terrible event. Comments (1)

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