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Queens Council Candidate Slams Campaign Finance Board for Nixing Immigrants’ Small Donations for Matching Funds

Moumita Ahmed charges the CFB unfairly singled out her Bangladeshi neighbors for extra scrutiny that’s delaying her financial support as she runs to succeed Rory Lancman.

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Force More Frequent Against Teens At Juvenile Lockups

Stats revealed at Council hearing where city officials came under fire for a rocky start to a law intended to protect kids who are arrested.

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Queens Neighborhood Fights for Bigger Single-Family Homes, Bucking U.S. Trend

Local pols embrace single-family zoning in Kew Gardens Hills, even as it falls by the wayside amid an affordable housing crunch in NYC and beyond.

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Tiffany Cabán Edging Melinda Katz in Close Queens DA Primary

Insurgent progressive emerges to threaten upset against borough Democratic Party favorite. But 3,000 absentee ballots will decide the race.

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Two High-Profile Prosecutions Hover Over Queens DA Race

Heightened attention to Chanel Lewis and Central Park Five trials compels candidates to step up and say how they’d ensure conviction integrity.

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Queens District Attorney Hopeful Melinda Katz Rakes in Developer Dollars

The Queens Borough President raised about $158,000 from the real estate industry in the seven-candidate race’s latest fundraising cycle.

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Queens DA Candidate Tiffany Cabán’s Most Zealous Donors: Her Staff

Most of her campaign contributions are from outside Queens, finance filings show. Yet staffers’ small donations appear to bolster her grassroots cred.

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Insurgent Queens DA Candidate Tries to Narrow Crowded Field

Mina Malik, one of seven hopefuls, is targeting trio of a rivals with petition challenges as she aims to become only former prosecutor in the race.

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Developers Donate Big to Queens DA Candidate Who Vows Construction Crackdown

Melinda Katz says she sees no conflict between promise to prosecute dangerous builders and $250k-plus in real estate campaign contributions.

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