GOP leaders considering local councilman as mayoral candidate in 2017
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Queens’ only Republican City Council member may be under consideration among party leaders as a potential challenger to Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2017. The New York Post reported on Monday that several Republican leaders — including Queens County GOP Chairman Robert Turner — are encouraging Councilman Eric Ulrich to make a run for the city’s highest elected post. […]

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Katz touts progress across Queens in latest State of Borough address
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“Only in Queens” was the theme of the State of the Borough address given by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Thursday, and she used that phrase to talk about the good, the bad, and how far we still need to go to achieve her vision for the “World’s Borough.” During her speech at Queens College in Flushing, […]

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Three council members speak out against mayor’s Flushing Meadows Alliance
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Two more City Council representatives have joined Rory Lancman in speaking out against the mayor’s choice of representatives on the newly formed Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP) Alliance. Council Members Karen Koslowitz, Peter Koo and Rory Lancman sent a joint letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio this week to express their “extreme dissatisfaction” with the […]

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Barry Grodenchik officially sworn in as District 23 councilman
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Barry Grodenchik was inaugurated Sunday as the City Council representative of District 23 in a ceremony at Queens Village’s Martin Van Buren High School attended by old friends as well as city and state political heavyweights. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was among the speakers at the ceremony, along with Congresswoman Grace Meng, State Comptroller Thomas […]

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CM Eric Ulrich’s plan for city Veterans Services agency to become a reality
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New York City will establish a government agency dedicated entirely to veterans issues through an agreement arranged between the mayor and City Council. Councilman Eric Ulrich and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito jointly announced on Wednesday that the City Council would soon vote on and pass a bill creating the city Department of Veterans Services, which will focus […]

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