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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Retired NYPD captain to launch bid for open City Council seat as Republican


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo via Facebook/ Joseph Concannon

Now that Mark Weprin is out of the City Council and in with the Cuomo administration, Joseph Concannon is going for the now-vacant 23rd Council District seat again, but this time as a Republican.

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Celia Dosamantes, former Meng and Weprin aide, officially seeking City Council seat


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Celia Dosamantes

Celia Dosamantes confirmed to The Courier that she will run in the upcoming special election for the 23rd District seat, which Councilman Mark Weprin vacated Friday to begin a new role with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

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First weekend closure of Jackie Robinson Parkway starts Friday


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Anthony Giudice

The first of six weekend shutdowns affecting segments of the Jackie Robinson Parkway will take place this Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation.

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