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EXCLUSIVE: Incoming Councilmember Paul Vallone names staff
EXCLUSIVE: Incoming Councilmember Paul Vallone names staff
Politics Melissa Chan 12/04/2013 at 3:33PM

Councilmember-elect Paul Vallone has picked the team he’ll take to City Hall in January, The Courier has learned. The seven-member staff consists mostly of longtime supporters and includes two former employees of Queens elected officials and the aunt of a local assemblymember. “These are people who believed in me five years ago, when I first [...]

Legislators come thru for co-op, condo owners
News Melissa Chan 12/18/2012 at 1:33PM

State leaders will end up keeping their pledge to co-op and condo shareholders in the city. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the Legislature has reached an agreement on tax relief legislation and will sign it into law when officials return to Albany. The city will also issue tax bills based [...]

Pol fights against ‘unfair’ MTA fee
Pol fights against ‘unfair’ MTA fee
News Billy Rennison 8/09/2012 at 8:40AM

One local politician is worried the MTA’s green fee will put his constituents in the red. Assemblymember Ed Braunstein said the MTA’s proposed green fee unfairly affects riders in his district. The MTA recently proposed adding a $1 charge to each new MetroCard purchased; riders who refill their card will not be charged. Many residents [...]

Pols argue over whose co-op/condo legislation is best
Pols argue over whose co-op/condo legislation is best
News Melissa Chan 4/17/2012 at 4:05PM

A coalition of co-op and condo owners in northeast Queens had one message for its elected officials after arguments erupted over whose bill was best: no more lip service. “What you see is the dysfunction in Albany. This isn’t a Republican-Democrat issue. It’s about homeowners who don’t want to be pushed out of their homes,” [...]