Author Archives: Jessica Lyons

District 26 candidates participate in art forum


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Just a few days before the primaries, the arts community of Long Island City gathered for a Council District 26 debate, where the candidates present specifically addressed issues related to them. The debate, which was held by Fracture Atlas and The Chocolate Factory Theater, served as a kick-off to Place + Displaced, a “community-based cultural […]

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Koslowitz wins in District 29 Council race


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Koslowitz wins in District 29 Council race The Democratic primary in District 29 of the City Council proved to be a close one, with Karen Koslowitz, who has previously served on the council, winning by a few hundred votes and receiving 26 percent of the vote. “Karen is gratified at the faith the voters had […]

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Marshall easily wins Borough President Primary


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With overwhelming support from voters, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall easily won the Democratic primary in her bid for re-election to a third term by receiving 72 percent of the votes. “I am grateful to the people of Queens for the vote of confidence, and am looking forward to four more years of progress,” Marshall […]

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Citi Field a boon to Queens economy


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With the economy still in tumultuous conditions, the start of baseball season could mean more than just a chance to cheer for the home team in Queens. Even before Citi Field opened, it was already starting to make a difference in the borough. “It’s created thousands of jobs during the construction period. A third of […]

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North Shore Towers Residents Cast Their Votes


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The on-site polling location at the Floral Park cooperative North Shore Towers was busier than previous years, according to one worker. Each of the buildings at the Towers is its own election district. Voting booths are set up in the on-site catering hall for residents to cast their votes. Information clerk Albert Grandier, who is […]

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