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Vote NO on the ConCon Con!

Vote NO on the ConCon Con!

By George I. Levy
District Leader, 24th Assembly District, Queens County Conservative Party

On November 7, New Yorkers will vote on two ballot referenda: Proposition 1 for a state Constitutional Convention, and Proposition 2, a Constitutional Amendment that would deny pensions to politicians convicted of certain crimes.

New York State’s Constitution gives voters the right to approve a Constitutional Convention every 20 years, and 2017 is such a year.  If approved, voters would choose 204 delegates to that Convention next year.  Those delegates would meet in April, 2019 to propose amendments, or a new Constitution, to be approved by voters, likely in November, 2019 but there is no Convention time limit, and to take effect the following January 1.

October President’s Message

President’s Message Oct 2017

By Phil Orenstein

Some say the glass is half full, some say half empty. I choose the positive. I say it’s half full, we are on track to winning elections, and our actions, words and prayers to elect strong Republicans, are making a difference!

Republicans are a minority group in New York City.  Outgunned, outnumbered, and hunkered down in our foxholes, we Republicans forgot what winning is all about. We are engaged in a battle for the soul of America, and winning the battle of ideas means winning elections. 

This battle of ideas, which in our history took the form of the slave system versus a free market society, began when the founders of the Republican Party met in 1856, in Philadelphia. They met where the U.S. Constitution was written, in order to restore it, return to its foundational principles, and to abolish the deep-rooted slavery system of the South, championed by the Democrats, which was spreading North and to new territories in the West. 




The Black Star News, P.O. Box 1472, New York, N.Y., 10274 

Five months ago I stated my intention to run for City Council in District 27 Queens (St. Albans, parts of Hollis, Cambria Heights, Queens Village, Addisleigh Park, Jamaica, and Springfield Gardens) as a Republican.

Columbus Day Dinner: Legacy and History of Columbus in United States

Annual Columbus Day Dinner Meeting features History Instructor Gerald Matacotta on “The legacy and history of Columbus in the United States” and former Republican NYS Assembly candidate Alan Zwirn on “Proposition #1: The Constitutional Conventaion”


THURSDAY OCT. 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Nancy’s Restaurant
255-41 Jericho Tpke, Floral Park, NY

The city’s statues and monuments are being threatened with elimination, including the iconic Christopher Columbus statue at Columbus Circle, since Mayor de Blasio formed an advisory commission to “address monuments seen as oppressive.” Now a throng of vandals has appeared defacing our monuments, including the Christopher Columbus statue in Central Park which was vandalized, the destruction of the statue of Francis Scott Key, who wrote our beloved National Anthem, and many others. 

2020 Democratic Presidential Hopefuls: No Longer Friends of Israel

2020 Democratic Presidential Hopefuls: No Longer Friends of Israel

By Robert Golomb

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (NYS), Cory Booker (New Jersey) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) – all three currently viewed as viable and all but certain contenders for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination-  might well have experienced a political epiphany currently unfavorable to the state of Israeli when they attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention held from September 4-6 that year in Charlotte, North Carolina.  There, they were first hand witnesses to a controversy regarding Israel and the Palestinians that engulfed the convention’s 5554 delegates. (Warren, who was first elected to the Senate in the general election two months later, however, was present, but not yet a Senator at the time.)

Welcome to the Queens Village Republican Club!

Welcome to the Queens Village Republican Club!

Club marching in the India Day Parade

What an action-packed summer chockfull of rallies, parades, festivals, parties, our first Community Health, Wellness & Fun Fair at Alley Pond Park, and of course, our annual BBQ with a patriotic sing-a-long led by Rabbi Menashe Bovit! Welcome to all the exciting community events we do. We’re not just a political club, the Queens Village Republican Club is an experience!

A Day to love those who Labor

Monday, September 4, 2017, 3:00 AM

A Day to love those who Labor

By Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Glen Oaks Village: Labor Day is upon us and it is time to be thankful for how far we have come. It is also a time to look back and think of all the fathers and mothers who worked hard long hours and who fought for decent wages and hours so they could better provide for their families.

My grandfather — as told to me by my father — worked hard long hours in the late 1890s and early 1900s and earned about $2 a day. He was a Civil War veteran. Things were so bad that my father was taken out of school in third grade at the age of 9 and had to go to work.

Truly we have come a long way due to those that paved the way to a better life for many of us today. So, this Labor Day, let’s say a prayer of thankfulness to how far we have come. 

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village, N.Y.

Club’s 1st Health, Wellness & Fun Fair, an amazing success!!

Club’s 1st Health, Wellness & Fun Fair at Alley Pond Park

When we say, “we’re not just a political club, the Queens Village Republican Club is an experience,” we mean it! We just enjoyed the experience of our club’s 1st Community Health, Wellness, and Fun Fair at Alley Pond Park on August 26th, and it was a smashing success! In the words of one of the participants: “great day, great weather, great crowd, great cause!”

Our Republican Citywide and City Council Candidates for 2017

Here is a handy guide to our outstanding line-up of Republican super-star candidates who will restore the lost greatness to our city, with a brief paragraph and the website for each of them: Nicole Malliotakis, Juan Carlos Polanco, Michel Faulkner, William Kregler, Joe Concannon, and Dr. Rupert Green. They have been in the news, at our meetings and rallies and you can meet most of them in person at our club meetings.

Letter from J.C. Polanco for Public Advocate

1743 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Dear Friend:

Earlier this spring, New York City’s political leaders decided to participate in a parade that was honoring a convicted terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera. This was the last straw for me to sit out another election without giving a voice to all of us who oppose such a radical left-wing agenda.

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