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Stated Meeting: Clerk Battle and Food Allergies

Feb 27, 2009

In a borough against borough battle over a well-paid political patronage position at City Hall Thursday, Queens won when the City Council approved the appointment of a Woodside resident to


Another State of the City

Feb 17, 2009

Council Speaker Christine Quinn, quite out of character, took two approaches differing from the Bloomberg administration last week. First, she led the council in overriding a mayoral veto of residency


Complicated Calculus in Race to Replace Monserrate

Feb 17, 2009

21 Council DistrictQueens: Elmurst, East Elmhurst, Corona, part of Jackson Heights (For more on the district, go here Candidates George Dixon Jose Giraldo Julissa Ferreras Francisco P Moya Click on a candidate name to


Personality, Not Policy Marks Debate in South Queens

Feb 17, 2009

32nd Council DistrictQueens: Howard Beach, Ozone Park and Rockaway Park (For more on the district, go here.) Candidates Geraldine M. Chapey Glenn DiResto Mike Ricatto Lew M. Simon Eric Ulrich Click on a candidate name


On the North Shore, Candidates Seek to Ease Traffic

Feb 17, 2009

49th Council District Staten Island: St. George, Mariner's Harbor, Tompkinsville, Port Richmond, West Brighton, New Brighton, Westerleigh, Port Ivory, Livingston, Castleton Corners, Stapleton, Stapleton-Clifton, Concord and Rosebank. For more on


Paterson's Bitter Pill

Jan 30, 2009

"All localities are being asked to take a bitter pill," Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a joint budget meeting of the state legislature on Jan. 22, "but I don't think it's