Nolan, Gianaris cruise to victory

Cathy Nolan (D) was re-elected to represent  the NY state assembly district 37  seat Tuesday night, in a decisive victory over her rival John K Wilson (R). The victory came as little surprise in a heavily Democratic district, which includes most of Sunnyside.…

Sunnysiders: Who represents you?

Sunnyside has been carved up into tiny bits on the electoral map and many residents who will go out to vote on Tuesday might be in for a surprise as to which US Congressional candidates they see listed on the ballot.…

Daniel Dromm’s view on “voting rights”

NOTE: These are the opinions of the writer.
Councilman Daniel Dromm To the Editor: It is time for our evolving democracy to embrace voting rights in local elections for all residents. We are all stakeholders in our community and should have a say in important local issues.…

John K. Wilson clarifies his position

John K. Wilson (R), who is running for NY State District 37 Assembly seat, wrote the following comment to readers, clarifying his position/beliefs. His response followed an earlier article that covered the United 40s political debate. When I use words like “self-reliance,…

Van Bramer, Nolan weigh in on Celtic Park Plaque

Irish Emigrant District 26 Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan last week joined Congressman Joe Crowley in calling on the Celtic Park Co-Op Board of Directors to mount a plaque at Celtic Park in Sunnyside/Woodside to honor the Olympic champion athletes of the Irish-American Athletic Club who made the site world famous a century ago.…

Political debate in Woodside: Oct. 13

The United Forties Civic Association, a non-partisan neighborhood group, is holding a candidates forum at St. Teresa’s auditorium tomorrow night (Oct. 13, 7pm). Many of Queens’ political incumbents and challengers will face off. Those confirmed to attend are: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D) and her opponent Ryan Brumberg (R),…

Pols seek new workers to tackle rat problem

Jackson Heights and Woodside residents continue to wage battle against a growing rat population, made worse following the mayor’s cut of pest control workers.  Council members Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer demanded at a Queens press conference today that the Bloomberg administration restore funding,…

Residents to bar owners: “Shut it Down”

A group of 50 concerned residents joined political leaders at a rally outside Casa Romana today and shouted: “Shut it down.” The group–led by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and Community Board 2 Chair Joseph Conley–called for the closure of the Sunnyside bar following last Friday night’s brawl,…

Rally to Shut down Casa Romana

Sunnyside’s leading representatives are holding a rally at Casa Romana Bar this Thursday demanding its closure. The bar, located at 39-20 Queens Blvd, was the site of a bloody brawl this past weekend, which resulted in the stabbings of two minors and 14 arrests,…

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