UPDATE: This Queens lawmaker won’t run for re-election, but isn’t closing door on political career yet
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UPDATED June 6, 5:21 p.m. After five years in Albany, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder says its time to focus on family, not politics. The lawmaker announced on June 2 that he would not seek re-election this November to the 23rd Assembly District seat, which represents Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Broad Channel and much of the Rockaways. […]

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Putting tolls on the East River Bridges won’t solve NYC’s traffic problems, lawmaker says
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Don’t even think about it! That was the message Assemblyman David Weprin presented on Wednesday regarding a proposal to install tolls on the free East River crossings such as the Ed Koch-Queensboro, Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Weprin made his remarks during a panel discussion at the World Trade Center titled “Getting from Here to […]

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New Queens Library CEO Dennis Walcott looks to open a new era with transparency
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He doesn’t officially begin the job until March 15, but new Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott is already hard at work at one of the nation’s largest public library systems. Since Queens Library announced his appointment last week, Walcott — a native of St. Albans — has been touring branches across the “World’s Borough.” He met with staff members […]

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Queens Library has a new CEO: former Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott
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Opening a new chapter in its history, the Queens Borough Public Library is tapping former Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott as its new leader. The library’s board of trustees announced late on Monday that Walcott would become the library’s new president and CEO, taking the helm from Bridget Quinn-Carey, who operated Queens Library on an interim […]

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Former Councilman Tom Ognibene, a giant in Republican politics, dies
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BY ANTHONY GIUDICE AND ROBERT POZARYCKI Politicians from both parties and community leaders are mourning the loss of Thomas Ognibene, former Republican Councilman of the 30th District, who died on Monday afternoon following a battle with an aggressive form of spinal cancer. Ognibene, 72, was elected in 1992 to represent the district that includes the neighborhoods […]

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