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JFK Dems celebrate Aug.19 birthdays

By Sarina Trangle

Aug. 19 is when political lions come out to play … at least in Queens.

The JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens held a rare summer meeting last week to celebrate several Democratic operatives’ coincidental Aug. 19 birthdays.

The birth date is shared by Borough President Melinda Katz, City Council Deputy Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), Fresh Meadows District Leader Yolanda Delacruz-Gallagher, JFK Club President Jeffrey Gottlieb and former President Bill Clinton.

But the former commander-in-chief did not partake in pizza and cake with the central Queens club, which spans Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills and Richmond Hill.

Katz gave the headlining speech of the evening.

She discussed efforts to add more school seats, establish a new library board of trustees and brand the borough.

Reach reporter Sarina Trangle at 718-260-4546 or by e-mail at stran‌gle@c‌ngloc‌al.com.

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