John Messer stops bid for state Senate
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Follow @liamlaguerre Oakland Gardens lawyer John Messer is dropping his third bid to unseat 14-year veteran state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky in District 16, which includes Flushing, Bayside, Forest Hills and Fresh Meadows, among other areas. “I look forward to continuing to work together to make our community a better place to work and live. […]

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Precinct helps ease parking problem outside Fresh Meadows school
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Police have stepped in to ease a daily parking problem outside a Fresh Meadows school that has frustrated parents and put students at risk for at least a year. Parents dropping off their kids at P.S. 173 have been double parking and blocking the school bus stop during the morning rush about 8 a.m., residents […]

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John Messer ‘seriously considering’ another State Senate run
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John Messer is mulling over another State Senate run, he told The Courier. “I am dedicated to this community, which is why I have been driven towards public service and am seriously considering a run for New York State Senate,” he said. It would be the Oakland Gardens attorney’s third try at defeating incumbent State […]

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City Council seats draw big names
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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 […]

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Six-time incumbent Stavisky claims victory over Messer in primary
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Incumbent State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky will fight to keep her seat in the general election after claiming victory in the highly contentious District 16 primary race last week. “I think we sent a positive message that there are issues that are important to us as Democrats,” Stavisky said during her victory party at the […]

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