Avella has long planned a mayoral run and declared his intentions in mid-2006, but he has lagged in fund-raising behind more prominent likely rivals for the Democratic nomination.The Bayside councilman said fighting overdevelopment, a focus of his two Council terms, will be a core issue of his mayoral campaign. Avella said the city has failed to protect neighborhoods and preserve quality of life.He vowed to fight "the rampant overdevelopment that is ruining the character and charm of every neighborhood in the city," according to his campaign Web site, www.tonyav
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