Politics

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012

Flushing

Messer takes ballot challege to Qns judge

State Senate candidate John Messer bypassed a city agency to bring his challenge to Queens Supreme Court alleging his opponent, Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone), got onto the ballot using fraudulent signatures, but Stavisky’s camp dismissed it as a frivolous exercise. Comments (1).

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

Howard Beach

Koch backs Joe Addabbo in Senate race

An incumbent state senator running for re-election in his seat representing Queens gained a vocal ally in a surprise endorsement earlier this month. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

Middle Village

Queens Dems kick Elizabeth Crowley off district leader ballot

The Queens Democratic Party settled some family business last week. Comment.
St. Albans

Malcolm Smith eyes run for mayor

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) is considering a run for mayor in 2013 as a Republican, but the head of the borough GOP said his party would find it difficult to endorse the oft-maligned southeast Queens lawmaker. Comment.
Flushing

Jimmy Meng arrest echoes in Flushing

The arrest of former state Assemblyman Jimmy Meng, father of Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), could send ripples through the Flushing political world, although opinions differ on how much it will affect his daughter’s congressional race. Comment.
Political Action

Concannon backs job growth but not regulation in Senate race

In the 11th state Senate District in northeast Queens, a battle is beginning. The incumbent, Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), is facing a challenge from Republican Joe Concannon, a retired police captain and former official in the Giuliani administration. Comment.

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