Mark Weprin’s former City Council seat won’t be filled until November


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Jeff Xie

Mark Weprin officially left the City Council on Sunday, June 14 — apparently three days too late for a non-partisan special election to fill his seat.

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Councilmember Mark Weprin faces potential challenger in general election


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Joseph Concannon’s campaign

Numerous police unions are backing one candidate’s bid to unseat incumbent Councilmember Mark Weprin. Joseph Concannon, a retired police captain from Bellerose, announced his run for City Council on August 8 — with the full support of several law enforcement groups, including the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA). “I can assure you I will never risk […]

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Councilmember Mark Weprin Op Ed: Emphasize learning, not testing


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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BY CITY COUNCILMEMBER MARK WEPRIN The news that New York City students’ scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are basically flat may come as a blow to those who are still under the illusion that the Department of Education (DOE) has brilliantly revolutionized public education in recent years. But it is no […]

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Mark Weprin to run for City Council


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

State Assemblymember Mark Weprin has confirmed that “if the seat opens up - and it looks like it will,” he will run for the City Council 23rd District seat currently held by his brother David in November. “David has said he is running for [city] Comptroller and Bill Thompson [the current city Comptroller] said he […]

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Mark Weprin to run for Council


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

State Assemblymember Mark Weprin has confirmed that “if the seat opens up – and it looks like it will,” he will run for the City Council 23rd District seat currently held by his brother David in November. “David has said he is running for [city] Comptroller and Bill Thompson [the current city Comptroller] said he […]

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Assemblymember Mark Weprin is honored


By Queens Courier Staff

Queensborough Community College President Eduardo J. Mart presented New York State Assemblymember Mark Weprin with a citation from the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives located on the campus. The citation was for his continuing support of the Center by rallying the entire Queens delegation to support its expansion.

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Ronald McDonald House honors Mark Weprin


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) at The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, located in Queens County, hosted its annual networking event with a slightly different purpose - the nearly 100 businessmen and women from all over Long Island and Queens gathered to honor Assemblyman Mark Weprin for his generous support of the house. All […]

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North Shore Towers to host Queens Courier District 23 debate


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of candidate campaign offices

The Queens Courier will be holding a debate on Aug. 5 for the candidates of the 23rd City Council District election at the North Shore Towers to increase public awareness of relevant issues and platforms.

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District 23 City Council seat competitors square off in Bellerose


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Candidates seeking to fill the 23rd Council District seat that Mark Weprin previously held were face-to-face for the first time Tuesday in a debate hosted by the New American Voters Association (NAVA) at the Bellerose Jewish Center.

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Barry Grodenchik receives support from female pols


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

Several prominent female politicians in Queens threw their support to Barry Grodenchik in his bid for a City Council seat at a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Bayside Hills.

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Participatory budgeting coming to Councilwoman Crowley’s district


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Crowley announced on Tuesday that residents in the 30th City Council District — which includes all or parts of Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Woodhaven and Woodside — will get to decide how to spend $1 million in city funds on community improvement projects.

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