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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. Sunnyside is an electoral shambles. The neighborhood is split into three congressional districts and two […]

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. In the words of the Revolutionary patriots who put […]

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, personal-responsibility, entrepreneurship,” and “liberty,” I don’t intend for them to be code-words to indicate that […]

Cathy Nolan and John K Wilson outline positions at debate

Last week when Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D) and John K. Wilson (R) faced off at the United 40s Civic Association’s debate in Woodside, many attendees anticipated a heated discussion as the two candidates vie for the District 37 Assembly seat. Instead it was a very civil affair, where Wilson provided the audience with an account of his background and why he […]

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 […]

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), both of whom are vying for the NY […]

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, saying that nearly two-thirds of city pest control workers have been […]

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, which resulted in two minors being stabbed and […]

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, according to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s office.  The location has a history […]

Van Bramer secures funds for local groups

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer presented a $101,000 check yesterday to members of the Samaritan Village Woodside Senior Center. The funds will help the organization improve its senior health and fitness initiatives. The funds will also be used to fund the construction of a modern gym and exercise room. Meanwhile, this past Saturday, Van Bramer joined […]

Sunnyside group unites against EZ Pawn

Three Sunnyside elected officials received a petition today asking them to block the opening of a pawn shop at the corner of 46th Street and Queens Blvd. The petition calls on Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and Congressman Joseph Crowley to help “close” or “move the location” of a proposed EZ Pawn Corp. […]