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  1. Flushing Town Hall Holds Open Call For Performing Artists For 5th Annual LGBTQ VoicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 | City Limits

    Flushing Town Hall and New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm have announced an Open Call to LGBTQ performing artists based in New York City to participate in a fifth annual LGBTQ cultural event on Monday, May 14. Applications are due by April 1. Flushing Town Hall is seeking established and up-and-coming performing artists who identify as LGBTQ to take part in the free event at 5:30 PM at the Queens Center Mall at 90-15 Queens Boulevard. Artists of all disciplines, including music, dance, spoken word/poetry, theater, and performance art are welcome to respond to the Open Call.

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  2. Voters in Queens Assembly District Could See a Rarity in April: A Contested RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 | City Limits

    Ari Espinal and Catalina Cruz are set to give voters in Corona, Elmhurst a Jackson Heights a choice on Special Election Day. With 11 state legislative seats currently vacant, two in the Senate and nine in the Assembly, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a proclamation on February 5 for an April 24 special election.

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  3. Queens Community Rallies Around Father of Two Told to Buy Plane Ticket for DeportationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 | City Limits

    Talukder came to the United States in the 1980s, when he was still a teenager, and qualified for the late amnesty program for green cards in 1990, he said. He later filed for asylum after receiving death threats from the Jamaat Islami Party, a fundamentalist party, while visiting Bangladesh, he said.

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  4. Data Drop: Some NYC Neighborhoods Have Less Representation at the Ballot BoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | City Limits

    The concept of "one person, one vote" has never been meant literally. An age limit has always been in effect, though it was lowered in 1971.

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  5. CityViews: NYC Public School Uniform Policies are a Symptom of SegregationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | City Limits

    Mayor Bill de Blasio visits Pre-K class at P.S. 239 - Police Officer Ramon Suarez School in Queens in 2014. Attention has recently been given to the fact that New York City is racially and economically segregated, which affects everything from housing to gerrymandering to our public schools.

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  6. Broadway Junction, Construction Safety: Democracy's Timetable for Thursday August 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | City Limits

    Across from 2440 Fulton Street at Broadway Junction, Brooklyn. 1:00 pm - An outreach event for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption and the Disability Rent Increase Exemption programs is held at 75-35 31st Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens.

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  7. District Data: A Unexpected Open Seat in Queens' District 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | City Limits

    One of 2017's most interesting Council contests was triggered when a powerful incumbent decided to step down, opening the door to a race featuring a pol forced from office amid legal trouble several years ago. Council Finance Chairwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, considered very likely to be reelected to her third term and a frontrunner in the Speaker sweepstakes , announced in June that she would leave the Council to spend more time with her family.

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  8. Moya v. Monserrate, de Blasio de Bates: Campaign Headlines for August 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | City Limits

    "My mistakes are now in my past, several years ago. I have moved on." Hiram Monserrate, who was driven from office seven years ago after a fraud conviction but is now seeking a City Council seat in Queens Youth Journalists Grill Candidates in 14th and 18th Districts City Limits The members of our Youth Training Program in Public-Service Journalism joined with the journalism program within College Now at Lehman College to do a day-long press conference with five candidates in two Bronx Council races.

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  9. Who's Who in the Contested City Council RacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2017 | City Limits

    Julissa Ferreras-Copeland's decision to leave her Queens Council seat has created another open seat in a year when relatively few Council members are being forced out by term limits. * * * * Reporting by Terrence Freeman, LaShea Gallop, Valeria Hernandez, Maquan Keith, Jonah Muhammad, Jarrett Murphy, Annalisa Ramnarain, Lianis Rodriguez and Janiya Taylor.

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