Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and her husband, John Katsanos, welcomed daughter Eleni into the world at 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7. The little girl is a healthy 8 pounds, 9 ounces and 21.5 inches long. According to a spokesperson, mom and baby are both doing well.
As usual, there were few surprises as all of the incumbent Assemblymembers were re-elected to return to Albany. Democrats who had no opponents and retained their Assembly included Grace Meng in District 22, Rory Lancman in District 25, Nettie Mayersohn in District 27, William Scarborough in District 29, Michelle Titus in District 31, Vivian […]
With more than five months before the Democratic primary for the 36th District Assembly seat, which will be vacated by Michael Gianaris who is running for State Senate, a person has emerged to challenge Aravella Simotas – the Queens Democratic Party’s choice for the seat. Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, a civil rights attorney and community activist, has […]
As Assemblymember Michael Gianaris prepares to make the jump from the Assembly to the State Senate this winter, a very close friend and protégé seems poised to fill his seat. Aravella Simotas, a lifelong Astoria resident who currently works as an attorney at Bickel Brewer in Manhattan, will be the prohibitive favorite as she tries […]
COUNCILMEMBER COSTA CONSTANTINIDES The 21st Street corridor between Queens Plaza and 20th Avenue has always been notorious for pedestrian fatalities. It serves as a conduit between the Queensboro and Robert F. Kennedy Bridges, resulting in cars, trucks, and other heavy vehicles using the street to move quickly between these two points. 21st Street is also […]