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Rory Lancman celebrates landslide City Council victory
Rory Lancman celebrates landslide City Council victory
Politics Melissa Chan 11/06/2013 at 1:28AM

Former Assemblymember Rory Lancman is headed to City Hall.  Lancman, 44, won the open District 24 seat in a landslide victory on November 5. He also swept his opponents during the Democratic primary in September.  “I’m feeling great,” he said. “It’s very, very gratifying and humbling to not just win but win by such a [...]

Rory Lancman wins landslide victory in District 24
Rory Lancman wins landslide victory in District 24
Politics Melissa Chan 9/11/2013 at 1:11AM

Former Assemblymember Rory Lancman swept his Democratic primary race Tuesday and moved one step further to winning an open City Council seat. Lancman, 44, won the District 24 Democratic primary in a landslide victory on September 10. The Fresh Meadows attorney beat out his opponents, Andrea Veras and Mujib Rahman, with nearly 62 percent of [...]

Flushing millionaire Isaac Sasson drops out of 24th City Council District race
Flushing millionaire Isaac Sasson drops out of 24th City Council District race
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/11/2013 at 4:15PM

A lottery millionaire from Flushing has scratched himself off the City Council ticket. Isaac Sasson, 72, has dropped his bid for the 24th District and will instead “focus his efforts on his philanthropy and his related positions in the Orthodox Jewish community,” his campaign said in a statement. The Democrat announced in January he would [...]

Flushing millionaire making bid for City Council seat
Flushing millionaire making bid for City Council seat
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/17/2013 at 5:38PM

A lottery millionaire from Flushing has thrown his hat in the ring to fill a vacant City Council seat in northeast Queens. Isaac Sasson, 72, said he is running to replace outgoing Councilmember James Gennaro in the 24th District, which stretches from Fresh Meadows to Jamaica. “I’ve been involved in the community for quite some [...]

What City Council members wish for their constituents in 2013
What City Council members wish for their constituents in 2013
Politics Queens Courier Staff 1/07/2013 at 12:18PM

The Queens Courier asked the City Council what they wish for their constituents in 2013. Here are some of the responses: Speaker Christine Quinn: To help New Yorkers still reeling from Sandy recover fully and quickly, & rebuild New York City to protect New Yorkers from the impact of climate change. Daniel Dromm: To see comprehensive immigration reform including the Uniting American Families Act (for families headed [...]

Brinckerhoff Cemetery granted landmark status by City Council
Brinckerhoff Cemetery granted landmark status by City Council
Northeast Melissa Chan 12/13/2012 at 1:08PM

The landmark status of a historic Colonial-era burial ground in Fresh Meadows has been approved by the City Council. The council voted overwhelmingly to accept Brinckerhoff Cemetery’s landmark designation on December 10 after the 18th century site was approved for official landmark status by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) in August. “With the landmarking [...]

Lancman to vie for Gennaro’s City Council seat
Lancman to vie for Gennaro’s City Council seat
News Melissa Chan 11/20/2012 at 9:27AM

A state lawmaker is looking to take his legislative know-how to City Hall. Assemblymember Rory Lancman officially announced his candidacy for City Council on Monday, November 19. The Democratic hopeful will seek to head the 24th Council District, which currently stretches from Fresh Meadows to Jamaica and is led by outgoing Councilmember James Gennaro. “The [...]

City Council seats draw big names
City Council seats draw big names
News Melissa Chan 10/19/2012 at 2:20PM

A handful of political hopefuls in northeast Queens are already mulling over a chance to join the city’s lawmaking body next year. The draw of taking over one vacant city council seat and possibly ousting one of the borough’s only two Republicans in another district has been luring in a number of interested candidates. Councilmember [...]

City council concerned over climate changes
City council concerned over climate changes
News Melissa Chan 8/29/2012 at 1:14PM

The City Council unanimously voted last week to pass a bill which would allow a task force to address rising sea levels and a recent increase in high-intensity rain storms throughout the five boroughs. These long and short term problems stemming from climate change would be tackled by a panel of mayor-appointed climate impact scientists, [...]

Potentials eye Vallone’s seat in 2013
Potentials eye Vallone’s seat in 2013
News Michael Pantelidis 4/26/2012 at 11:10AM

With Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.’s eyes on a larger prize, two Astoria natives have their sights set on his seat. Democrat Tony Meloni, the founder and executive director of the New York Anti-Crime Agency, has already announced his intent to run for office in the 22nd Council District in 2013, while Costa Constantinides, who is [...]