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In a hypothetical wide open Democratic primary, de Blasio would get 43% of the vote compared to former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn with 14%, Controller Scott Stringer with 10%, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz with 6%, and State Sen. Tony Avella with 2%.
exploiting de Blasios prosecutor problems. Plus Cuomo has been casting about for a primary opponent for de Blasio for months; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and state Sen. Tony Avella of Queens might fill his bill and an indicted incumbent surely would attract additional challengers.
ly in New York. The mayor is just not interested in running the city of New York, said Tony Avella, a tough-talking state senator from a largely white, solidly middle class district in outer Queens, and someone who told POLITICO that he is considering running for mayor himself in 2017. It is all ab
The bill's authors, Sen. Tony Avella in the Senate and a group of four Assembly members in that chamber, write that cemeteries are often approached by people seeking approval to bury their furry friends next to them.
At a press conference last Friday with state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), Cervino called on the city government to increase preventative measures against the Zika virus. While the city is doing some mosquito abatement, the marine biologist and the senator said that more effort needs to be done to f
Date: May 26, 2016
After two years of debate, City Council to vote on contentious bag fee bill
is shaping up over bag fees statewide. State Sen. Simcha Felder, a Democrat who caucuses with Republicans, is pushing a bill that would prevent local municipalities from mandating a fee on the bags. Two other Democrats Sens. Roxanne Persaud and Tony Avella are co-sponsoring the bill.
He should stay in town a little bit more and concentrate on whats going on in the city of New York, said state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens). Dont worry about national politics; worry about taking care of the city of New York first.
Date: May 12, 2015
Lumber Liquidators falls after senator calls for federal probe
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens), vice chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, also called on the state to start an immediate investigation of Lumber Liquidators.