Nily Rozic bests Jerry Iannece in 25th District race


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First-time candidate Nily Rozic of the 25th Assembly District is one step closer to Albany after overtaking her Queens County Democratic Party-backed opponent by close to 500 votes last week, according to unofficial results. “This campaign reveals the true believers, the true Democrats, the true feminists, the true progressives, the true reformers and really the […]

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Queens Democrats unanimously endorse Jerry Iannece for 25th Assembly District


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Jerry Head Shot

Jerry Iannece, who is vying for the 25th Assembly District seat, received a unanimous endorsement by the Queens County Democratic Committee today. “I am proud to accept the endorsement of the Queens County Democratic Party and excited to continue working hard to protect Queens taxpayers,” Iannece said. “Public service should be about standing up for […]

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Community Board 11 elects Christine Haider as new chair


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Community Board 11 ushered in a new era with a swift election Monday night. The board bid farewell to its longtime leader, Jerry Iannece, and unanimously voted in Christine Haider to take his place as chair.

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Community Board 11 to lose longtime leader, elect new chair


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Community Board 11 will bid farewell to Jerry Iannece, who is term-limited due to the board’s bylaws. An election to replace him will take place March 3.

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111th Precinct bids adieu to beloved community affairs officer


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For 10 years, Community Affairs Officer Gary Poggiali has watched 120 officers accept their “Cops of the Month” awards from the back of the room. Now he has plenty of plaques to call his own. Community leaders gave a final salute to the retiring, beloved cop with an armful of plaques and an earful of […]

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Board votes to write Cuomo over plane noise


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Community Board 11 voted unanimously on a resolution to support a bill that would require the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to conduct a noise study after the Federal Aviation Administration approved a new flight pattern over the area last year. The bill would determine the effects of aircraft noise on Brooklyn, […]

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Primary guide: City Council District 19


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As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the candidates in City Council District 19 (College Point, Auburndale-Flushing, Bayside, Whitestone, Bay Terrace, Douglaston and Little Neck), who […]

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Community to city: Preserve Udalls Cove Park


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Queens preservationists and a local community board want the city to save some of the last remaining parcels of Udalls Cove Park from development. Several acres of privately owned wetlands and wooded uplands in the park’s ravine have come under new threat, according to Community Board 11 and the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee. “This week […]

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Endorsement roundup


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MAYOR: More than 50 city clergy leaders endorsed John Liu. Tenants PAC, civil rights activist Harry Belafonte and Congressmember Yvette Clarke endorsed Bill de Blasio. COMPTROLLER: Former comptrollers Carl McCall, Elizabeth Holtzman and Harrison Golde endorsed Scott Stringer. PUBLIC ADVOCATE: DC 37’s Local 1407 and the Women’s Campaign Fund endorsed Reshma Saujani. Tenants PAC endorsed […]

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Community board chair fires back at Walcott over school employee threats


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The city’s schools chancellor chastised a community board leader after residents allegedly threatened his employees at a rowdy Bayside meeting last week. “I would never allow anyone to be treated in this manner and would expect that you have the same standard,” Dennis Walcott said. The head of the city’s public education system expressed his […]

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City may take legal action after contentious Bayside community board meeting


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The city might take legal action after two school construction officials were threatened Monday at a contentious community board meeting. Bayside residents were enraged at a proposal by the city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) to build a 416-seat elementary school at 210-11 48th Avenue. They said it would destroy their quality of life, worsen parking […]

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Bayside rallies to save after-school program


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A community rallied in Bayside to save a beloved Beacon program from another year of budget cuts. “This feels like déjà vu. Year in and year out, we have more and more budget cuts,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “We cannot balance budgets on the backs of our students.” The after-school enrichment program at M.S. 158 […]

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Neighborhood watch proposed in 111th Precinct


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A surge in burglaries has officers in the 111th Precinct placing the call out for residents interested in starting up a neighborhood watch program. The precinct has seen burglaries spike to 20 in a one-week period, as compared to two the 111th reported last year, according to Community Affairs Officer Bill Conway. Homes between Northern […]

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After losses, Ulrich, Halloran will seek re-election


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The borough’s two Republican city legislators will attempt to keep their seats in City Hall next year, after falling short in their contentious bids for higher office. Councilmembers Eric Ulrich and Dan Halloran said they would seek re-election in their respective City Council districts after last Tuesday’s election dealt them crushing defeats. “I feel very […]

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