Toby Ann Stavisky

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/06/2012 at 7:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 82. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 73. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT of the DAY: Fashion’s Night Out Thursday is [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/31/2012 at 7:00AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Southwest wind 8 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. West wind 8 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Doctor Zhivago at the Museum of the Moving Image Take in the 1965 classic at the Museum of the Moving Image.  Based on [...]

Stavisky and Messer face off in 16th Senate District debate
Stavisky and Messer face off in 16th Senate District debate
Central Terence M. Cullen 8/30/2012 at 12:51PM

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and opponent John Messer agreed job creation was a priority in the 16th State Senate District as the two stated their platforms and fielded questions at a Wednesday, August 29 forum before hundreds of residents in the district. Despite agreeing on general issues such as employment, energy and bilingual signage, the six-time [...]

Flushing leaders want 149th St. Bridge barriers removed
Flushing leaders want 149th St. Bridge barriers removed
News Melissa Chan 8/22/2012 at 9:38AM

A coalition of Flushing business owners joined two local leaders to say the city’s gridlock in not removing barriers on a busy commercial corridor has wreaked havoc on their revenue and has mobbed surrounding streets with more traffic congestion. “It’s a clear lack of accountability and transparency by city government,” said Assembly hopeful Ron Kim. [...]

John Messer kicks off campaign against state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky
John Messer kicks off campaign against state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky
News Melissa Chan 7/27/2012 at 7:16AM

An Oakland Gardens attorney officially launched his second try at defeating a nearly 13-year State Senate incumbent, hoping a newly-redrawn majority Asian district and a one-on-one primary will give him a leg up this time around. John Messer, 42, pointed out that since the new 16th District, which is now 53 percent Asian, no longer [...]

Northeast Queens political races heat up
News Melissa Chan 5/31/2012 at 9:23AM

Endorsements are rolling in for candidates making a run for district seats in northeast Queens. The Queens County Republican Party unanimously endorsed Joseph Concannon for State Senate in the 11th District, where the Republican and retired city police officer from Bellerose will challenge incumbent State Senator Tony Avella for the seat. In a statement, GOP [...]

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,” [...]

Pols: New district lines ‘as bad’ as before
News Michael Pantelidis 3/15/2012 at 3:15PM

Recent revisions to district lines have done little to darn the disharmony between Republicans and Democrats. The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) — made up largely of Republican senators due to their current control of the chamber — released its updated district maps on March 12, angering Democrats [...]