Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016


Early voting is a process whose time has come

Early voting seems to have caught on with the electorate. At least 37 states have some form of early voting. Millions of registered voters are taking advantage of the opportunity to vote early. Comments (2)

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016


Suozzi and Martins near end of race

The race to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) in Congress will come to a close with next week’s general election, with former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and state Sen. Jack Martins (D-Mineola) locked in a campaign that could help determine if the Democrats can retake control of the House of Representatives. Comments (3)

Addabbo faces long-term issues in district

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) is facing long-term issues in his district, such as homeless shelters, Select Bus Service and delayed Hurricane Sandy relief in the midst of an election campaign. On top of this, the incumbent is fighting an uphill battle with an unresponsive city administration. Comment

Conigliaro challenges Addabbo with a plan for homeless

Republican candidate Michael Conigliaro is facing down his 2014 opponent, state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), and says he is learning from the mistakes that lost him the seat with 47 percent of the vote. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016


Meng up against newcomer in competition for House

In the last four years Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) has sponsored multiple bills advocating for families and small businesses in her district. In her run for a third term she faces Republican Danniel Maio, a map maker. Comments (3)
Rockaway Beach

Pheffer Amato looks to replace Goldfeder in November election

In June Assemblyman Philip Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) surprised everyone when he announced that he would not seek re-election. Goldfeder announced that he was leaving the Assembly to work as a lobbyist for Yeshiva University and focus more of his time on his family. With an endorsement from both the Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Goldfeder himself, Democratic candidate Stacey Pheffer Amato has become a front runner for the District 23rd seat. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Zwirn goes up against Pheffer Amato for Assembly seat

Republican Alan Zwirn is going up against Democrat Stacey Pheffer Amato for the Assembly seat in the 23rd District covering Ozone Park, Rockaway and Howard Beach. The seat went up for grabs after Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Beach) announced in June he was stepping away to focus on family and work as a lobbyist for Yeshiva University. Comments (2)

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016


Crowley challenged by Astoria businessman

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) is seeking his 10th term in Congress representing Queens and the Bronx against Republican challenger Frank Spotorno, a first time candidate and owner of the Park Avenue Elevator Cab Company in Astoria. Crowley is the leader of the Queens Democratic Party and vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives. Comments (3)

Miller opposed by Maldonado in Assembly race

State Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) has two major issues facing the constituents in his district: Select Bus Service and Mayor de Blasio’s controversial shelter plan to warehouse homeless in converted hotels across the city. Miller, like many other elected officials in Queens, is frustrated as he grapples with these problems and finds City Hall unresponsive to his complaints. Comments (3)

First-time GOP candidates run in eastern Queens

Three Eastern Queens members of the state Assembly are being challenged by first-time candidates on the Republican slate. Comments (1)

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016


A rebuilt GOP gets competitive

The high-stakes drama of the presidential election this year should not overshadow the fact that Queens has 19 contested races Nov. 8 at the congressional and state levels. Comments (6)

All eyes on Barnwell-Nunziato race in western Queens

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Margaret Markey’s name will not appear on the ballot for the State Assembly and now voters in Woodside, Maspeth and Middle Village are choosing between a first time candidate and a longtime civic leader to replace her. Brian Barnwell, a 30-year-old attorney from Woodside who stunned the Democratic party when he upset Markey in the primary, is facing Republican nominee Tony Nunziato, 59, a self-described “man of commitment” and small business owner in Maspeth. Comments (1)

State senators in NE Queens face challengers

The state Senate races in northeast Queens have candidates from both parties competing for control over long-held Democratic territory. On the ballot is Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and his opponent, Republican Mark Cipolla, as well as Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) and her GOP challenger and Woodside resident, Carlos Giron. Comments (2)

General election includes race to fill Clark seat

On Election Day, voters will choose to fill the New York State Assembly seat left vacant by the death of Assemblywoman Barbara Clark. The race is one of several in the southeast Queens area. Comment

Up for the count

If you’re not in it, you can’t win it, which should be the mantra for Queens voters in this unruly presidential election. Power Ball has come to the voting booth with the odds shifting almost daily as new polls are released and October Surprises rock the race. Comments (4)

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016


What a president from Queens should be

Think about it...a president from Queens. It’s never happened, but it would be so cool! The closest we came was First Lady Nancy Reagan, who spent her toddler years in Flushing before relocating to Maryland. Comments (7)


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