Politics

Eliminate voter apathy
Letters Queens Courier Staff 12/09/2011 at 11:45AM

Amazingly, consumers seem to be spending, and Americans appear to be shedding the anxieties that have stymied confidence. American optimism is a remarkable resource that defines the U.S. as exceptional among all the nations. Yet, the problems and threats confronting the world are ongoing and real. The multitude of dangers that could impact the U.S. [...]

Assemblymembers address 111th Precinct
News Erica Camhi 10/19/2011 at 1:46PM

“For the first time in five years, people think that New York is headed in the right direction.” That’s the word from Assemblymember Edward Braunstein, who spoke at the 111th Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday, October 4. Both Braunstein and Assemblymember David Weprin discussed various hot-button policy issues as well as bills they have [...]

Assemblymembers address 111th Precinct
News Michael Pantelidis 10/10/2011 at 3:56PM

“For the first time in five years, people think that New York is headed in the right direction.” That’s the word from Assemblymember Edward Braunstein, who spoke at the 111th Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday, October 4. Both Braunstein and Assemblymember David Weprin discussed various hot-button policy issues as well as bills they have [...]

Politics Aside: Wheel of Redistricting Fortune
News Robert Hornak 10/10/2011 at 11:20AM

Every 10 years the federal government orders a new census to be taken, and based on the shifts in population, new lines are drawn for legislative districts all across the country for federal, state and local offices. It’s one of the most basic and most important aspects of politics, and perhaps the most misunderstood and [...]

Queens GOP leadership in question
News Michael Pantelidis 10/04/2011 at 5:58PM

With the Queens political world already rattled, a storm has begun brewing on the horizon of the borough’s Republican Party. Two organizational meetings were held on September 28, during which two different men claim to have been elected Queens County Republican GOP leader. According to Robert Hornak, spokesperson for the Queens Republican Party, current chair [...]

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 [...]