Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

Middle Village

Crowley builds up campaign coffers

If the amount of campaign contributions a candidate receives is an indicator of political support, City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) is flexing her muscles in the 30th Council District race. Comment

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013


Primary Guide: City Council District 19

Five Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 19, which represents Little Neck, Bayside, Douglaston, North Flushing, Whitestone, Auburndale and College Point. Comments (1)

Primary Guide: City Council District 22

Three Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 22, which represents Astoria, Long Island City and Jackson Heights. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Primary Guide: City Council District 24

Three Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 24, which represents Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills. Comment
St. Albans

Primary Guide: City Council District 24

Six Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 27, which represents St. Albans, Hollis, Cambria Heights, Jamaica, Baisley Park, Addisleigh Park, Queens Village, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens. Comments (1)

Primary Guide: City Council District 28

Four Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 28, which represents Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Rochdale Village, Jamaica and South Jamaica. Comments (1)

Primary Guide: City Council District 31

Three Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 31, which represents Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens and Far Rockaway. Comment
Ozone Park

Primary Guide: City Council District 32

Two Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 32, which represents Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Woodhaven and the Rockaways. Comment

Primary Guide: City Council District 34

Four Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 34, which represents Ridgewood, Williamsburg and Bushwick. Comment

Primary Guide: Citywide Offices

Nine Democrats and three Republicans will be on the ballot for mayor Tuesday. Five Democrats are competing for the office of public advocate, and two Democrats are running for city comptroller. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013


Four vie to represent Ridgewood

The two frontrunners in the race for the City Council District 34 seat, which encompasses Ridgewood as well as parts of Brooklyn, both identified affordable housing as a primary issue in their community. Comment

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Kew Gardens

Brown brings ideas to race

Businessman Everly Brown paints himself as the only candidate capable of truly representing the people of Queens should he be elected borough president in November. Comment
Kew Gardens

Council records tell stories of two beep hopefuls

Two of the four candidates for borough president served in the City Council at the same time, and records show former state Assemblywoman Melinda Katz and City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) put their mark on the city in different ways. Comment

Five Democrats face off in contest for Halloran’s seat

Certain words and phrases were thrown around endlessly throughout the campaign as five Democratic contenders for the northeast City Council seat vied to win the primary: quality of life, over-development and integrity, to name a few. Comments (2)

Stringer sets sights on Dept. of Buildings

Scott Stringer may not have the Queens cred city Comptroller John Liu can boast, but in his bid to succeed the Flushing native the Manhattan borough president said his roots have a certain outerborough tinge voters across the city can relate to. Comments (1)
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Make endorsements part of decision-making in primary

When I was the publisher of a chain of weekly newspapers, each year around this time numerous political candidates came to our office for their endorsement interviews. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013


Queens GOP leadership faces primary challenges

The borough’s Republican Party and its leadership are facing a wave of challenges in Tuesday’s primary that could reshape the GOP power structure in Queens. Comments (22)
St. Albans

Council candidates debate gangs, guns

Almost all of the candidates present at an election forum Tuesday night believe youth in southeast Queens need more activities to keep them busy, Comments (1)

Rep. Israel urges limited action against Assad regime in Syria

The Queens congressional delegation is unanimously behind President Barack Obama’s decision to seek authorization for military intervention in Syria, where apparent chemical weapon attack last month killed about more than 1,400, but lawmakers had differing views on whether the United States should ultimately get involved. Comments (4)

Friday, July 5, 2013


Veras touts civic work in race

Andrea Veras wants to bring her experience as a Briarwood community activist to city government and is running to replace term-limited City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows). Comment


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