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Politics

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

Hillcrest

Lancman defeats challenge from Rahman to retain Council seat

City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) has been re-elected with a resounding margin of victory. Comments (1)

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

New Voices

Young people American in all but citizenship

After months of ambiguity, the Trump administration bowed to its “nationalist” wing and declined to reauthorize the DACA program. The program, instituted in 2012 by the executive order of the Obama administration, protects approximately 800,000 young people from deportation. Comments (2)

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

Politics

Grodenchik opponent made stealthy run at council seat

City Councilman Barry Grodenchik (D-Oakland Gardens) overcame a mysterious and unexpected opponent in Tuesday’s primary election with 79 percent of the approximately 4,500 votes in his district. Comments (1)
Corona

Moya hands Monserrate a stinging defeat

It was mission accomplished for state Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) in a jam-packed party space above a Corona pizzeria Tuesday night. Moya vowed to block Hiram Monserrate’s attempt to reclaim his former Council seat that became open when City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras Copeland (D-East Elmhurst) decided against running for re-election for a third term. Comments (11)
Maspeth

Crowley trounces Holden in race expected to be close

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) breezed into a crowded room at the Woodhaven House Tuesday night to celebrate her victory against Robert Holden in the Democratic primary and will go forward as her party’s nominee in the November election. Comments (4)
Bayside

Vallone wins primary to face Graziano again in November

City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) scored another victory at the polls and is now headed into the general election facing at least one opponent in a district where he claims to have brought a record $65 million in funding and gained support as an advocate of education and seniors. Comments (6)
Jamaica

Last-minute voter turnout leads Miller, Adams to victory

Despite low turnout in the morning and the afternoon hours, voters showed up in the thousands in southeast Queens before the clock struck nine Tuesday to give Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) and Community Board 12 Chairwoman Adrienne Adams the win for the Democratic ticket in the general election Nov. 7. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Jamaica

Adams wins close primary for Council seat in SE Queens

Adrienne Adams, the chairwoman of Community Board 12, the second largest in Queens, led the Democratic ticket for District 28 in the three-way primary. Comments (4)
St. Albans

Councilman Miller earns Democratic nomination for District 27 again

City Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) captured the most votes to once again be the Democratic contender for District 27 against two challengers in the November election. Comments (2)
Politics

Voting lags in SE Queens to fill seated vacated by Ruben Wills

Voters went to the polls in Queens on a sunny Tuesday to cast their ballots for candidates in seven City Council primary races, the mayorship and the public advocate post. Comments (1)
Hillcrest

Lancman says his experience gives him upper hand over Rahman

City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) said he wants to continue to improve the quality of life in his district if he is re-elected. Comments (1)

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