Redistricting

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 [...]

Judge redraws Congressional district lines
Judge redraws Congressional district lines
News Michael Pantelidis 3/21/2012 at 7:42AM

The failure of the State Legislature has left a panel of federal judges with the final decision on district lines. Due to the state government’s inability to come to an agreement on Congressional redistricting, the panel imposed a court-drawn, revised map on March 19. The court’s ruling reduces the number of districts from 29 to [...]

Afternoon Roundup
Afternoon Roundup
News Alexa Altman 3/03/2012 at 12:52PM

A teen who allegedly shot a man dead in southeast Queens was busted early Friday after cops spotted him standing over the body and holding a gun, police said. Read more:Daily News A Mexican man pleaded guilty in Brooklyn to working for the family business — an international sex trafficking ring that goes back generations. [...]

Man Hospitalized Following Jamaica Hotel Fire
Man Hospitalized Following Jamaica Hotel Fire
News Jay Lane 1/17/2012 at 1:56PM

Man Hospitalized Following Jamaica Hotel Fire The Conduit Motor Inn on 138th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens caught fire Monday night, and an injured man found inside one of the hotel rooms was taken to Jamaica Hospital with burns throughout his body. Read More: NY1   Maksim Gelman to get extra 25 years for Manhattan portion [...]

Strong support for united districts in eastern Queens
News David Beltran 1/16/2012 at 3:20PM

Civic leaders, city officials, and residents came to the Eastern Queens United rally recently in support of new district lines to keep eastern queens communities united and maintain a strong voice in politics. Every 10 years after the census is complete, district lines must be re-drawn. Many residents and civic leaders said that because of [...]

Eastern Queens joining together to be less divided
News Michael Pantelidis 12/16/2011 at 9:57AM

Eastern Queens is uniting in a fight to make district lines dividing the community disappear. A group of civic associations, local leaders and concerned residents from Glen Oaks, Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Bellerose and Queens Village have joined forces to form Eastern Queens United, a coalition demanding their neighborhoods be rejoined in the same [...]

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 [...]