Queens, NY Focus
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News for Queens, NY
Republican Frank Padavan Lies about His Record
South Queens Democratic Club Monthly Meeting - October 20th, 2010 at Carosello Restaurant
Ridgewood Democratic Club Meeting - Friday, October 22nd @ 7:30 - Labor Rights for Farm Workers
Another Queens resident to make us all proud
N.Y. Real-Estate Developer Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud...yet another real estate developer scandal in NYC. Funny how developer buddies Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio keep silent about all these scandals connected with their friends...
Meanwhile, despite (or because of?) their fraud and corruption, developers continue to get their way even in violation of the law: So the purpose of zoning is...?...where is Bill de Blasio on this one?
Human Experimentation: Officials Slam 'Callous' Dept. of Homeless Services Program That Uses 200 Families as Test Subjects...in my field it is illegal to experiment on human subjects without oversight and PERMISSION of the subjects. Yet Bloomberg defends experimentation on humans without such permission:
Mayor Bloomberg Goes to Bat for Program That Studied Homeless People
Decimated by Years of Pollution, Oysters Once Again Find Home in Jamaica Bay...Yes...cleaning up pollution DOES make a difference.
YET ANOTHER FARE HIKE: M.T.A. Approves Transit Fare Increase...and meanwhile service continues to go down at an astonishing rate...you know what we need? Someone like Larry Silverman (who has taken on Transit mismanagement and fraud before) in the State Senate.
"Voter for Clean Elections" Endorses Tony Avella for State Senate...also: Communications Workers of America endorse Tony Avella for State Senate (PDF)
Bloomberg education reforms FAIL: With Standards Tightened, Far Fewer New York City Schools Receive a Grade of ‘A’...more: Most Schools Get Worse Grades in City’s Report
Democrat Eric Schneiderman unveils detailed plan to protect veterans and active duty service members from fraud and discrimination
Queen's Crap: Shining a spotlight on overdevelopment and corruption in Queens and beyond
LIQCity: Long Island City Neighborhood blog
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Ozone: local Politics, Education, Community Affairs,
Environment, History, Birding,Jamaica Bay,Ridgewood Reservoir, Forest Park, and other assorted items of interest... Concentrating on the Borough of Queens
Willets Point United: Business and land owners dedicated to fighting eminent domain abuse at Willets Point in Queens, NY.
Democracy for NYC in Queens:
Democracy for New York City (DFNYC)
is a volunteer-driven non-profit political action committee. We are
part of a national coalition of local groups committed to the ideals
espoused by Democracy for America, the organization founded by Howard
We work both locally and nationally to ensure that
fiscally-responsible and socially-progressive candidates win elections
at all levels of government. We develop innovative ways to advocate for
the issues that matter to our members and promote legislation which has
a positive effect in our communities. We engage people in the political
process and give them the tools to organize, communicate, mobilize, and
enact change on the local, state, and national level.
Currently there are three Queens chapters: Each meets the First Wednesday of every month.
Astoria, Queens - 7:30pm, - Ommonia Cafe 32-20 Broadway, with host Jeremiah Frei-Pearson and Costa Constantinides.
Sunnyside, Queens - 7:30pm, Bliss Street Station restaurant, 47-02 Greenpoint Ave., with host Dan Jacoby.
Bayside, Queens - 7:00pm, The First Edition, 41-08 Bell Blvd, right near the LIRR stop, with host Steve Behar of Democrats for New Politics.
DRINKING LIBERALLY IN QUEENS:
An informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits
while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher.
Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place
to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a
book club - just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent
frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk
* Second and Fourth Friday of each month, 7:30 pm
* Studio Square Beer Garden, 35-33 36th Street, Long Island City, NY ((Look for our signs or ask the helpful staff))
* Hosted by Donald Graff, queens (at) drinkingliberally.org
Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens
The Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens (LGDCQ) is the only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender independent Democratic club in the Borough of Queens.
was founded eleven years ago to increase the visibility of the lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the political arena of
Queens, New York City, New York State and the nation.
To receive the monthly newsletter or to be put on the Club's mailing list contact;
Democratic District Leader Daniel Dromm at
Write "LGDCQ Newsletter" in subject title.