Politics

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Letters

Do away with the city’s five borough presidencies

The old city Board of Estimate included the five borough presidents and, as a result, they possessed to some degree legislative power. The board was declared unconstitutional because the numerical populations in each borough were not the same. Comment.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cartoon

Tip of the week

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Letters

Primary race needed for Halloran’s seat

In light of recent developments — i.e., the arrests of City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) and Vincent Tabone — I am calling on the Queens Republican Party leadership to give us Republicans a choice. Comments (10).

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Politics

Beep hopefuls have ties to lobbying cash

Aside from distributing 5 percent of the city’s budget, the borough president’s powers largely consist of advocating for or against issues that affect Queens and many of the candidates who want the job have ties to government lobbyists paid to influence these types of decisions. Comment.
Forest Hills

Weiner contemplates running for mayor

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, the Forest Hills congressman who resigned after revelations he sent lewd self-portraits and racy text messages to women following him on social media platforms, is mulling a political comeback, according to a lengthy interview he gave to The Sunday New York Times. Comment.

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