Friday, Nov. 11, 2016


Incumbents keep Assembly seats as two vacancies filled

Democratic candidate Stacey Pheffer Amato is the new assemblywoman for Queens’ 23rd District, which covers the Rockaways, Ozone Park and Howard Beach. Comments (1)

The battle is over

The ugliness of this year’s presidential election bypassed Queens, where 19 races for congressional and state legislative seats were run with civility and occasional bouts of bipartisan fervor. Comments (2)

It’s time to question the American path to power

In 1804, two American political leaders who really loathed one another engaged in a duel on the western banks of the Hudson River. Comments (11)

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016


Suozzi looks for common ground with GOP after defeating Martins

Tom Suozzi said he is looking forward to finding common ground between his fellow Democrats and Republicans after he was elected Tuesday to fill the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville). The district covers parts of Long Island and eastern Queens. Comments (2)

Barnwell claims Markey seat with victory over Nunziato

After stunning nine-term incumbent state Assemblywoman Margaret Markey in the Democratic primary, Woodside attorney Brian Barnwell claimed her seat in Albany with a convincing Election Night victory over Republican nominee Tony Nunziato. The 30-year-old political newcomer tried his best to be humble and low key during his victory party at O’Neill’s Pub in Maspeth. Comments (1)

Queens GOP repairs itself to enter many races

Queens County GOP chairman Bob Turner, a former congressman from southern Queens, has rebuilt the party in a predominately Democratic borough and put forth a large group of candidates to challenge incumbents in the Nov. 8 election. Despite the fact the Democrats were able to hold off their opponents, the newly struck unity among Republicans is a far cry from the polarization which existed among its members up until very recently and divided loyalties to the party’s leadership. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016

Howard Beach

Addabbo beats Conigliaro for second time in Assembly race

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) won out over his 2014 opponent once again with 59 percent of the vote in his district, which covers Maspeth, Woodhaven, Howard Beach, Ozone Park and the Rockaways. The major issues facing the district are homeless shelters, Select Bus Service and long overdue Hurricane Sandy relief. Comments (2)

Suozzi defeats Martins in close race for House

Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi bested state Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola) in the race to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) in representing parts of Queens and Long Island in Congress. Comments (2)
Queens Village

Vanel wins Clark seat

Attorney Clyde Vanel has won the race to succeed state Assemblywoman Barbara Clark, who died earlier this year, according to unofficial vote totals from the New York State Board of Elections. Comments (3)

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016


Election advisory

ADVISORY: The TimesLedger Newspapers will be filing reports from the polls in Queens throughout the day. We will put out the final results of the 17 congressional and state legislative races in the borough once they become available after the polls close at 9 p.m. Comments (6)
Glen Oaks

Some Queens voters unfamiliar with Suozzi, Martins in House race

At PS 115 in Glen Oaks, turnout has been strong and steady, according to the poll coordinator. Some voters said they were relatively unfamiliar with former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, a Democrat, and state Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola), the two congressional candidates in the race who are running to fill the seat that will be left vacant by outgoing Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville). Comments (1)

First-generation Whitestone voter explains why she likes Trump

Poll workers could not catch a break on Election Day with the persistent flow of voters to PS 193 in Whitestone. By 5:40 p.m. 4,300 had made it out, and the crowd kept coming. Comments (5)

Asian-American voters find lines but few voting problems  in Flushing

In Flushing polling sites frequented by Asian-American voters few problems emerged. Comments (3)

Nearly 3,000 voters cast votes in Maspeth by late afternoon

A car parked in front in front of the polling station at PS/IS 49 had a sign in the windshield saying, “Thou shall not kill...unborn children.” Donald Trump flags hung outside several homes in the neighborhood along the Maspeth-Middle Village border. Comments (3)

Foreign-born voters try to vote for Clinton several times in Sunnyside

The poll workers at PS 199 in Sunnyside knew it was going to be a busy morning when they arrived at 6 a.m. and saw more than a hundred people waiting to get in. Comments (2)
Howard Beach

94-year-old voter in Howard Beach calls herself a “Hillary girl”

Grace D’Agostino, poll coordinator at PS 146 in Howard Beach, said she arrived at the location to find voters lined up 40 minutes before opening. Not far along into the day, she hit a snag. Comments (1)
Ozone Park

Ozone Park voters go to the polls to stop Trump

Residents of Ozone Park were flowing in and out of MS 202 to vote in the general election and while most felt hopeless about the state of the nation and election choices, they upheld the importance of putting in their ballot. Comments (2)
Jackson Heights

Hispanic women say no to Trump in Jackson Heights

At PS 69 in Jackson Heights, the school was packed with voters, but the process was very organized with short lines. People were coming in and out Comments (1)
Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gds. voters return to polls for first time since 2008

Candace Prince, a coordinator for the polling place at Springfield Gardens Educational Complex, said she had been hesitant to take a moment’s rest ever since the early-morning rush. Comment
Cambria Heights

Voters turn out in droves in Cambria Heights

Long lines awaited voters at Andrew Jackson High School in Cambria Heights Tuesday as election workers struggled hard to manage high turnout and issues with ballot scanners. Comments (1)


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