Monday, Sept. 24, 2012


Big businesses must pay their fair share in taxes

It is probably pointless to write and mail this letter to you, since you will probably never receive or read it, but I felt compelled to nonetheless. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012


Miller retains seat in low turnout vote

With the campaign responsibilities of a primary election now behind him, state Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) is anxious to get back to work and tackle the issues facing his community after retaining his Assembly seat. Comment

Gutter Tactic Fails

Did this really happen in 2012? Did a candidate running in a primary for the state Senate attempt to win by accusing his opponent of having dinner with a gay colleague? Comments (2)

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012

Queens Village

Clark captures primary win

State Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) pulled in more than 63 percent of the vote last week in her Democratic primary victory over Cambria Heights resident Clyde Vanel, according to the city’s preliminary results. Comment
No Holds Barred

Assessing Congressman Turner’s legacy to Queens

When Robert Turner won a special election for Congress last year, the political pundits all said it was due to the ultra Orthodox Jewish voters in Brooklyn. Turner lost Queens, but won handily among those folk. This despite the fact that he was running against a Modern Orthodox Jew and Turner is Roman Catholic. Comments (3)

Down and Dirty in Queens

We aren’t surprised to see the Obama-Romney race for the White House get dirty, but we weren’t expecting to see mudslinging in the race to represent northeast Queens in the state Senate. Comments (7)

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012


Sanders seat open after win

With City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) on his way to Albany, a special election for his seat will not be called until after he has taken the oath of office Jan. 1. Comment
Bayside Hills

Rozic wins Democratic primary

In the wake of Nily Rozic’s Democratic primary for the state Assembly, her opponent’s hometown civic in Bayside Hills has looked inward to ask why it was not celebrating Jerry Iannece’s victory. Comments (6)
Howard Beach

Ulrich, Addabbo differ on gun issue

With City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) poised to take on state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) for the 15th Senate District in the general election this November, hot-topic issues such as the economy, gun control and hydrofracking will likely take front-and-center positions in the campaigns. Comments (4)

Playing the Race Card

It isn’t unusual in city politics for someone to play the race card when an elected official is accused of corruption, but usually the people playing the card try for subtlety. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

Richmond Hill

Sanders ousts Huntley in primary

Fresh off his Democratic Party primary victory last week, City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) is planning on getting right down to business in Rochdale Village, his opponent’s home turf. Comment

Two Dems win thorny primaries

A dismal turnout in state primary elections in and around Flushing saw state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) fend off a well-financed challenger and a Korean-American candidate come one step closer to making history after emerging from a five-way, bare-knuckled battle. Comments (2)
Howard Beach

Ulrich trounces Reyes in primary

Voter Karen King said she was already planning on coming out to the polls last Thursday to vote for City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), who won the Republican nomination for state Senate in the 15th District. Comment

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

Forest Hills

Ulrich defeats Reyes in GOP primary after campaign turns negative

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) defeated his opponent, Forest Hills lawyer Juan Reyes, in the Republican primary for state Senate Thursday in a campaign that turned ugly in the final days. Ulrich will face off against Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) in the general election this November. Comment

Sanders scores major victory over Huntley in Senate race

In a hotly contested race in southeast Queens, City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) defeated state Sen. Shirley Huntley in the Democratic Party primary Thursday. She was seeking her fourth term when she was indicted on criminal charges last month. Comment

Kim wins primary for Assembly to face GOP’s Gim in Flushing

It was a crowded race for the Flushing Assembly seat to be vacated by state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), but Ron Kim came out on top in Thursday’s Democratic primary, while Phil Gim defeated his opponent on the Republican side. Comments (5)

Stavisky beats back challenge to keep her Senate seat

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) came a step closer to maintaining her reign as a longtime northeast Queens lawmaker Thursday night after she fended off Democratic primary challenger John Messer, the Oakland Gardens lawyer and businessman who opposed her for a second time after also losing in 2010. Comments (1)

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

Queens Village

Clark wins re-election to 14th term in Assembly

Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) assured herself a 14th term as a state legislator Thursday when she fended off a challenge from Cambria Heights resident Clyde Vanel in the Democratic Party primary. Comments (1)

Miller wins Democratic primary to return to state Assembly

Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) retained his Assembly seat after handily defeating political newcomer Etienne David Adorno in the primary election Thursday. Comment

Newcomer Rozik defeats Iannece to win Democratic nod for Assembly

Fresh Meadows’ Nily Rozic achieved her goal of bringing a fresh face to the 25th District Assembly race ticket Thursday after beating her Democratic Party-backed opponent Jerry Iannece in a primary election. Comments (8)

Poll turnout light as Queens candidates make last pitches

Queens voters went to the polls Thursday under clear skies to cast their ballots in several hard-fought primaries that prompted some candidates to turn up the rhetoric in the final days of their campaigns. Comment


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