Katz names Leroy Comrie as deputy borough president


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Borough President-elect Melinda Katz has tapped a former primary election foe to be her right-hand man. Katz named outgoing Councilmember Leroy Comrie as deputy borough president and Jay Bond, a former longtime aide, as chief of staff on December 3. “From the beginning, this campaign was about empowering working families and making life better for […]

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Daneek Miller wins by a landslide, will replace Leroy Comrie


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Photo courtesy of Daneek Miller

After coming out on top of a crowded primary race, Daneek Miller easily slid past the general election and right into the District 27 council seat. “We have a lot of uphill battles,” Miller said. “When you see how working families have been treated over the last decade, it’s imperative that we have a voice […]

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Councilmember Leroy Comrie exits borough president race


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Councilmember Leroy Comrie has dropped his bid for borough president, his campaign announced on Saturday. “After careful consideration, my family and I believe, due to personal matters, this is the best course of action,” he said in a statement. “I remain steadfast in my faith and belief in government and it is a true honor […]

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Leroy Comrie announces borough president bid


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Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Leroy Comrie

Democratic Councilmember Leroy Comrie officially announced his run for Borough President on the steps of Queens Borough Hall, where he was surrounded by friends, family and supporters. “Queens’ future looks brighter every day,” Comrie said on Monday. “We will seize this unique opportunity to use and build on the energy and vitality of our neighborhoods.” […]

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Councilmember Leroy Comrie is standing up for non-profits


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By Councilmember Leroy Comrie As many in Queens will tell you, there are many non-profit organizations throughout the borough that have helped thousands of people get back on their feet. Non-profit organizations have traditionally been exempt from paying property taxes on buildings they own and provide services in, like churches and non-profit affordable housing developers. […]

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Council hopefuls get ready to fill Comrie seat


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Photos courtesy of Sondra Peeden/Manuel Caughman/Facebook

The race to replace Councilmember Leroy Comrie for District 27 already has multiple contenders who are raring to address community issues. Manuel Caughman, community liaison for Assemblymember William Scarborough; Bryan Block, Community Board 13 chair; Joan Flowers, local attorney; Sondra Peeden, a political consultant; and Daneek Miller, a community and labor activist, have all filed their […]

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Comrie handily defeats challenger in 27th CD


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Democratic incumbent City Councilmember Leroy Comrie emerged as the victor in the 27th Council District primary, earning 62 percent of the vote over his challenger Clyde Vanel’s 38 percent. Comrie – whose district encompasses neighborhoods including St. Albans, Hollis, Cambria Heights, Jamaica, Queens Village, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens – won in an election that centered […]

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Councilmember Comrie ‘optimistic and proud’


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So far, on Primary Day 2009, current Democratic City Councilmember and 27th District candidate Leroy Comrie has seen none of the friction that had previously surfaced between his and opponent Clyde Vanel’s campaigns, Comrie’s political director told The Courier. “We’re very optimistic obviously, and we’re very proud of what we’ve done,” the political director, Philip […]

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Comrie commends interns


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City Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie provided several local college students with the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of city government, via his college internship program this past semester. Hailing from institutions of higher learning such as Stony Brook University, Brooklyn College, City College of New York, Hampton University, Lehman College, John […]

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Comrie offers internship opportunities


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Councilmember Leroy Comrie (center) provided several New York City college students with the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of city government, via his college internship program this fall. Pictured with Comrie are interns Robert Sanderman, Adesh Doobay, Ephraim Shimoni, Andrew Gichuru, Cassandra Lemaine and Violetta Slavin, who worked on numerous community and research […]

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Comrie, VNS Service offer free flu shots


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It’s the time of year when you start to hear the sounds of the season — sneeze, sneeze, cough, cough. In order to quiet the sounds, Councilmember Leroy Comrie, in partnership with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, will offer community residents an opportunity to prepare for the winter months by receiving free flu […]

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‘Women for Comrie’


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Over 200 women gathered on Saturday, April 19 to host a fundraising breakfast in appreciation of New York City Councilmember Leroy Comrie (center) at the Crowne Plaza JFK Hotel in Jamaica. Dubbed “Women For Comrie”, supporters gathered to hear the politician discuss his vision to enhance borough services in the face of rapid population growth […]

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Comrie, Smith Tour Local Apprenticeship Training Program


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Councilmember Leroy Comrie (3rd left) and State Senator Malcolm Smith (4th right) recently paid a visit to the Nicholas Maldarelli Apprentice Training Center in Jamaica to meet with participants in the apprenticeship program of Local Union 28 of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association. Both Queens elected officials toured the facility and offered words of […]

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Comrie thanks interns


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Councilmember Leroy Comrie provided several New York City college students the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of government, via his college internship program. Hailing from schools such as Columbia University, New York University, Pace and City University of New York, a diverse group of young leaders worked on numerous community and research projects […]

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