John Ciafone

Costa Constantinides eyeing Vallone’s seat in 22nd Council District
Costa Constantinides eyeing Vallone’s seat in 22nd Council District
Politics Angy Altamirano 10/25/2013 at 11:48AM

After winning the Democratic primary last month, Costa Constantinides is ready to head into the General Election to fill departing Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.’s seat in the 22nd Council District. “I think Astoria has always been a great place to live, I had a wonderful childhood growing up here,” he said. “It’s a wonderful place [...]

Primary guide: City Council District 22
Primary guide: City Council District 22
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/05/2013 at 11:48AM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the candidates in City Council District 22 (Astoria, Long Island City and parts of Jackson Heights), who they are, [...]

CB 1 member, business owner Prentzas joins 22nd Council District race
Politics Angy Altamirano 6/12/2013 at 4:18PM

Longtime Community Board 1 member and small business owner Constantinos “Gus” Prentzas is looking to fill departing Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.’s seat in the 22nd Council District. “Northwestern Queens has grown and flourished over the last 12 years,” he said. “I believe I have the right balance of private and public sector experience to continue [...]

Council District 22 candidate Tony Meloni drops out of race
Council District 22 candidate Tony Meloni drops out of race
Politics Angy Altamirano 5/16/2013 at 10:28AM

Tony Meloni, one of the first candidates to enter the Democratic race for Peter Vallone Jr.’s City Council seat, announced he is dropping out. Meloni confirmed he is ending his campaign to represent District 22 in Astoria so he can focus on his family and work in the community. “It was a really hard decision,” [...]

Astoria lawyer John Ciafone enters 22nd Council District race
Politics Angy Altamirano 4/12/2013 at 11:01AM

John J. Ciafone has announced he will be running to fill Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.’s spot in the 22nd Council District. “I’m running for Council in the 22nd District because our community is facing serious problems,” said Ciafone. “Until we change these issues, our community will continue to suffer and we will lose our friends, [...]