Author Archives: Pete Davis

Republican candidate Beltrani casts vote in District 13 Special


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Republican candidate Robert Beltrani cast his vote early Tuesday morning at P.S. 212, Christopher Santora School in Jackson Heights. “It’s going to be interesting obviously,” Beltrani said while talking to voters on the corner of 37th Avenue and 81st Street around 8 a.m. Beltrani said he plans to go to work during the day and […]

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Peralta votes in Special Election


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Joined by his wife and son, Queens Assemblymember Jose Peralta projected confidence as he cast his vote at The Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights around 8:15 a.m., on Tuesday. Peralta is widely seen as the favorite in the Special Election against former State Senator Hiram Monserrate and Republican candidate Robert Beltrani. While talking to […]

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Gov’s Communications Director resigns


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Governor David Paterson’s Communications Director Peter Kauffmann became the latest staffer to resign over the scandal engulfing the Governor. “As a former officer in the United States Navy, integrity and commitment to public service are values I take seriously,” he said in a statement on Thursday, March 4. “Unfortunately, as recent developments have come to […]

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Bad News for NY Congressional incumbents?


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According to a Rasmussen Reports survey of 500 likely New York voters released on Wednesday, March 3, just 31 percent of respondents believe that their Congressmember is the best person for the job while 36 percent believe they are not and 33 percent are unsure. In addition, 39 percent say their Congressmember deserves to be […]

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Third candidate jumps into race for Peralta Assembly seat


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Bryan Pu-Folkes, a Jackson Heights immigration attorney, became the third candidate to throw his hat into the ring for Jose Peralta’s District 39 Assembly seat in the September primary. Pu-Folkes, who founded the non-profit organization New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) back in 1999, kicked off his candidacy on Monday, March 1. Dozens of supporters including […]

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Maloney & Vallone Sr. praise District 36 Assembly candidate


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Aravella Simotas, a candidate to replace Assemblymember Michael Gianaris who is running for State Senate, received some high praise from two powerful names in western Queens on Monday, March 1. During a fundraiser for Queens Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, the Manhattan and Queens Congressmember said Simotas was the best person to represent the community. In addition […]

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Extra protection at Peralta campaign office


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It seems that the Jose Peralta campaign is taking some extra precautions for what is undoubtedly going to be a heated few weeks leading up to the Special Election versus former State Senator Hiram Monserrate. Peralta’s campaign office located at on 78-19 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights has an expanded metal screen outside of the […]

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Advocate hopeful de Blasio campaigns in Brooklyn


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Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio, who is running for Public Advocate, voted this morning in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and he has been spending his day travelling around the city talking to voters about the campaign. One of his stops was along the Fulton Mall in Brooklyn where he and wife Chirlane (left) spent some […]

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De Blasio and Green set for runoff in Public Advocate race


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We won’t know who the Democratic nominee for Public Advocate tonight, but Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio and former Public Advocate Mark Green will have a run off on September 29 to determine just that. De Blasio scored an upset win with 33 percent of the vote to Green’s 31 percent with 99 percent […]

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