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Queens Republicans peace talks –too little, too late
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 7/21/2014 at 1:19PM

After decades of internal civil wars for control of the Queens County Republican Party, the most recent factions sat down for peace talks.  Sadly, it is too little too late. With the recent indictments of both GOP Councilmember Dan Halloran and Queens County Republican Party Vice Chairperson Vincent Tabone, NYC Councilman Eric Ulrich is now [...]

That didn’t take long
Letters Letters 7/17/2014 at 12:53PM

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito taking credit for recent passage of a $75 billion municipal budget is nothing to be proud of.  She presented the budget to her loyal flock of members just before midnight on June 25. They only had one hour to read it prior to voting at 1 a.m. on [...]

City needs more ferries
Letters Letters 6/26/2014 at 12:29PM

Editor’s Note: This letter was sent by the five borough presidents to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Because of its importance to Queens, we reproduce it here. For decades, New York City’s waterways have been an untapped resource. While it has the potential to serve as a major form of public [...]

Passing of state Sen. Roy Goodman
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 6/23/2014 at 10:49AM

The recent death of former Manhattan eastside silk stocking district Republican state Sen. Roy Goodman marks the end of an era.  Under the leadership of Goodman, who served as a state senator (1969-2002), the GOP elected numerous public officials.  Goodman also served as  chairman of the New York Republican County Committee succeeding Vincent Albano serving from [...]