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Before the Renaming for Dinkins, There Was Koch, RFK and FDR

There was a bit of confusion, celebration and head scratching last Friday when Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he was planning to rename the Manhattan Municipal Building at 1 Centre Street after his old boss, former Mayor David Dinkins. 169 more words

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Former Councilman Peter Vallone Is About to Become a Judge

One of Queens’ most colorful politicians may soon be on the bench.

Peter Vallone Jr., who served as Astoria’s city councilman for 12 years, was nominated for a civil court judgeship this morning, he confirmed to the Observer. 294 more words

Councilman Peter Vallone Isn't Going to Let His Bridge Dream Die

For Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., it was always a bridge too far.

The Queens pol raged in 2011 when the City Council renamed his beloved Queensboro Bridge after former Mayor Ed Koch, stripping the cantilevered bridge, in Mr. 350 more words

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City Council Debates Medical Marijuana Resolution

The New York City Council’s health committee gathered today to discuss a hot-button issue being considered by a legislative body far from home: medical marijuana legislation currently before the U.S. 356 more words

Peter Vallone

Councilman Peter Vallone's Tires Slashed

Queens Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., chair of the council’s public safety committee, says he was the victim of a tire slashing last night.

The term-limited councilman, who is no stranger to threats, said he woke up this morning prepared to head to career day at PS70 when he saw that both of the tires on the left side of his car had been slashed. 191 more words

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Seen At 11: NYC Park Safety Called Into Question

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Are New York’s parks safe?

As CBS 2’s Maurice Dubois reported, millions of residents enjoy the city’s parks, but some observers say there could be a false sense of security. 399 more words


Charges Fly in Race for Queens Borough President

State Senator Tony Avella is accusing Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., a rival in the race for Queens borough president, of repeatedly “bullying” and “threatening” him in a push to get him to drop his bid. 409 more words