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Politics

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

St. Albans

Contenders battle for District 27, 28 seats

The Democratic candidates running City Council seats in the St. Albans and Jamaica districts came out swinging Tuesday night at the Majority Baptist Church in St. Albans. Comment

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

Politics

Katz views borough’s immigrants as top priority

Borough President Melinda Katz is looking to keep the ball rolling on what she describes as a successful first term with Queens now the fastest growing borough in the city. Comments (5)
Bayside

Vallone hopes to continue building record

City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) considers his office a unifying force in a district once left to its own devices when his predecessor, Dan Halloran, declined to run for re-election after being charged with corruption. He was later convicted. Comments (3)
Jamaica

Southeast Queens rivals spar ahead of primaries

The Democratic primary is less than a week away and the candidates running for two City Council seats in southeast Queens have received endorsements from different organizations and other politicians. Comment
Editorial

Don’t be sorry

Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in November stunned Democratic circles across the country and put Queens on high alert. Regardless of which side of the political spectrum voters occupied on Nov. 9, 2016, few expected the GOP presidential candidate raised in Jamaica Estates to pull off the biggest upset in modern times. Comments (1)

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

Maspeth

Crowley calls Holden dysfunctional, delusional

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) thanked the crowd of Democratic Party members for their unwavering support at her pre-election event at the Knockdown Center last week. Her well-financed campaign for election to a third term has captured high-profile endorsements from labor, city leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Comments (3)
Maspeth

Holden tries to unseat Crowley, citing her lack of representation and competence

In his 30 years of community service, Robert Holden remembers a time when old-school elected officials reached across party lines for the good of their constituents. Today, everything has changed and that is one of the main reasons he is running to unseat City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale), who is seeking her third term representing District 30 covering Middle Village, Maspeth, Glendale and Ridgewood. Comment
Corona

Moya in City Council race to stop Monserrate from returning to a seat he disgraced

State Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) loved his seven years in Albany leading the push to pass the Dream Act and fighting for workers’ rights, women’s rights and criminal justice reform. When City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (D-East Elmhurst) decided against seeking a third term, Moya decided to come home and fight controversial Hiram Monserrate for the District 21 seat. Comments (3)
Politics

Bill could bar convicted politicians from running

A Bronx councilman is responding to concerns about convicted felon Hiram Monserrate re-entering the political arena with a new bill to prevent this from happening again in the future. Comments (3)

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