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Dear Readers, Birthed in late 2014, Kings County Politics was my baby – delivered with the help of a few close friends –...
01/28/2021
A Letter to Our Readers - Queens County Politics

Dear Readers, Birthed in late 2014, Kings County Politics was my baby – delivered with the help of a few close friends – when my cash flow was skinny as a river drought. Prior to starting KCP, I had taken a buyout from News Corp to write my second novel, The Street Singer, and to help cover my expenses, I worked for Our Time Press (OTP) in Bedford-Stuyvesant as a freelance editor/reporter/columnist....

https://www.queenscountypolitics.com/2021/01/28/a-letter-to-our-readers/

Dear Readers, Birthed in late 2014, Kings County Politics was my baby – delivered with the help of a few close friends – when my cash flow was skinny as a river drought.  Prior to starting KCP, I had taken a buyout from News Corp to write my second novel, The Street Singer, and to help cover ...

For a city purported to ‘never sleep’ as Frank Sinatra sings, or a ‘Concrete jungle where dreams are made of’ as Alicia ...
01/25/2021
Bring Elon Musk & the Tesla Headquarters to NYC - Queens County Politics

For a city purported to ‘never sleep’ as Frank Sinatra sings, or a ‘Concrete jungle where dreams are made of’ as Alicia Keyes wrote, the candidates running for mayor – and our current mayor – are hardly inspirational. Theirs is a race to the bottom. They speak of institutional racism, income inequities, affordable housing for all and the over-policed state which are all well and good, but now is not the time to continue the de Blasio tale of two cities – one rich, one poor – narrative....

https://www.queenscountypolitics.com/2021/01/25/bring-elon-musk-the-tesla-headquarters-to-nyc/

For a city purported to ‘never sleep’ as Frank Sinatra sings, or a ‘Concrete jungle where dreams are made of’ as Alicia Keyes wrote, the candidates running for mayor – and our current mayor – are hardly inspirational. Theirs is a race to the bottom. They speak of institutional racism, in...

Queens County Politics Morning News Bites Jan. 20, 2021 - https://mailchi.mp/queenscountypolitics.com/queens-county-poli...
01/20/2021
Queens County Politics Morning News Bites Jan. 20, 2021

Queens County Politics Morning News Bites Jan. 20, 2021 - https://mailchi.mp/queenscountypolitics.com/queens-county-politics-morning-news-bites-jan-20-2021

“We face up to awful things because we can't go around them, or forget them. The sooner you say 'Yes, it happened, and there's nothing I can do about it,' the sooner you can get on with your own life. You've got children to bring up. So you've got to get over it. What we have to get over, somehow ...

In a move stretching beyond his administration, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced T...
01/14/2021
De Blasio Pulls Plug on Gifted & Talented Program - Queens County Politics

In a move stretching beyond his administration, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced Tuesday that this will be the last year of the Gifted and Talented (G & T) program, in which four-year-olds take verbal and nonverbal assessment tests and some of those that score above the 90th percentile are put into accelerated kindergarten classes. The G & T program currently has 2,500 kindergarten seats for 15,000 applicants, and approximately ~65K rising kindergarteners across the city....

https://www.queenscountypolitics.com/2021/01/14/de-blasio-pulls-plug-on-gifted-talented-program/

In a move stretching beyond his administration, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced Tuesday that this will be the last year of the Gifted and Talented (G & T) program, in which four-year-olds take verbal and nonverbal assessment tests and some of those that score a...

Queens County Politics Morning News Bites Jan. 8, 2021 - https://mailchi.mp/queenscountypolitics.com/queens-county-polit...
01/08/2021
Queens County Politics Morning News Bites Jan. 8, 2021

Queens County Politics Morning News Bites Jan. 8, 2021 - https://mailchi.mp/queenscountypolitics.com/queens-county-politics-morning-news-bites-jan-8-2021

“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the Pre...

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The GOP Republican primary is set for Thursday, September 13th. If you live in Senate District 11, Please come out and vote for Vickie Paladino for State Senate. Remember to bring your family & friends to the voting booth and perform your civic responsibilities. Empower your #VOICE and #Vote to be heard.
“[Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s] primary challenge against Crowley has sparked substantial excitement within her district and then media attention throughout the country. The 28-year-old educator, organizer for Bernie Sanders, and self-described democratic socialist of Puerto Rican heritage produced a video about her life and the reasons she’s running that went massively viral. Unseating an entrenched congressional incumbent is one of the hardest and rarest feats in U.S. politics — especially an incumbent with the funding and stature of Crowley.”
Thanks. Thought I previously did so
City Limits just ran an interview with Ari Espinal that I thought your readers would find interesting. Feel free to share it on the Fb page:
This morning, I went to Melinda Katz's State of the Borough address to hear her talk about what she is looking forward to building in Queens. More pieces on the way.
I wrote another thing, this time on the compromise that led to the government reopening this week