Board of Elections bounces hopefuls from ballot
News Melissa Chan 8/13/2012 at 5:34PM

Three northeast Queens assembly hopefuls had their election dreams squashed after the city’s Board of Elections (BOE) tossed them off the primary ballot. Democrat John Scandalios, who was vying to replace Assemblymember Grace Meng in the Flushing-based 40th District, had an insufficient number of signatures and was bumped off the September 13 primary ballot, according [...]

Injunction denied, new district lines are final
Injunction denied, new district lines are final
News Michael Pantelidis 5/22/2012 at 6:19PM

Following the failure of a preliminary injunction against the state legislative map, no pencils can erase and redraw district lines. The injunction, which was requested by Democrats, was recently rejected by a judge – finalizing the lines for the upcoming State Senate and Assembly elections due to the lack of time remaining for a trial [...]

Headlines from around the web
News Alexa Altman 5/13/2012 at 1:12PM

Teen dies after East River plunge A 15-year-old boy died after falling into the choppy currents of the East River last night, sources said. Police received a 911 call at 8:15 p.m. for a teen who fell from the promenade near the FDR Drive and East 105th Street, into the chilly water, cops said. NYPost    [...]

A step closer to a June primary
News Billy Rennison 3/22/2012 at 12:05PM

A recently-passed Assembly bill’s primary purpose is to eliminate an extra day at the poll for voters. The bill, which would move the date for state primary elections to the fourth Tuesday in June passed the Assembly on March 15 by a vote of 120-19. If moved, the state primary would coincide with the primary [...]

New district lines ‘as bad’ as before
News Michael Pantelidis 3/14/2012 at 2:18PM

Recent revisions to district lines have done little to darn the disharmony between Republicans and Democrats. The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) — made up largely of Republican senators due to their current control of the chamber — released its updated district maps on March 12, angering Democrats [...]

Assemblymember Miller honors heroes of Hurricane Irene
Assemblymember Miller honors heroes of Hurricane Irene
News Jay Lane 9/19/2011 at 7:21PM

Assemblymember Mike Miller and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley recently visited the joint meeting of the Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol (G-COP) and the Glendale Property Owners Association. Both elected officials honored those individuals who volunteered their time during Hurricane Irene. Among those honored were volunteers who directed traffic when power was lost, assisted with the removal of [...]