State Senator Tony Avella is joining the New York State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), he announced Wednesday. He will be the fifth member of the breakaway faction of Senate Democrats — led by Jeffrey Klein of the Bronx — who share majority control of the chamber with Republicans.
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Politicians turned into playmakers for a special touch football game. Queens and Bronx politicians faced off in the first ever Battle of the Boroughs Bowl at Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst Sunday. The touch football event was organized to raise money by collecting donations, with all proceeds going to the United Service Organizations [...]
Looking to bring more of Hollywood into the borough, Kaufman Astoria Studios is expanding this summer beyond its doors and into the outdoors. The expansion, which was part of a thought-out process since the 1980s, includes two new gates and an outdoor movie set, on 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues. It is the [...]
BY SENATOR MIKE GIANARIS Western Queens is home to a growing number of large and small businesses that have aided in our neighborhood’s economic recovery. I am proud to be an advocate for job creation in western Queens, whose diversity makes us one of the most welcoming neighborhoods in the country, as well as a [...]
Before coming to Pomonok Senior Center, Mike Raffanelli had lost hope. His wife passed, he fell into a deep depression and secluded himself in his home. Soon after, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of bone cancer, and he was sure that his time was soon to come. “I started coming to this [...]
Name: Michael Gianaris Age: 40 Party Affiliation: Democrat Occupation: Assembly Member Decision to Run: I decided to run for the Senate because, as a leading reformer in state government, I know how much needs to be done to reform Albany and get our economy working again. We need to initiate real change to ensure that [...]
For the first time since 1983, voters in the 12th Senate District in Queens won’t see incumbent George Onorato’s name on the Democratic ballot line. Instead, they will likely see popular Democratic Assemblymember Michael Gianaris, who announced that he would run for State Senate back in January after Onorato decided not to seek reelection. Gianaris, [...]
Western Queens and Long Island City residents turned the heat on MTA officials as they voiced their discontent about the ongoing service disruptions of the No. 7 train, which has bypassed all the stops in their neighborhoods on consecutive weekends. Residents said “enough is enough” to a six member panel of Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) [...]
In a move that a major air passenger advocacy group hailed as a “Christmas miracle” in the days leading up to the holiday rush, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) adopted a new rule that significantly enhances airline passenger protections. The new DOT rule was announced on Monday, December 21 in the wake of [...]
Forty years after his assassination, Robert F. Kennedy’s name will still live on in New York City. The New York State Assembly recently passed a bill to rename the Triborough Bridge in Astoria after the historic political figure, who was on his way to becoming the Democratic nominee in the 1968 presidential election. Kennedy was [...]