Politics

Sunday, April 21, 2013

St. Albans

Candidates line up to replace Councilman Comrie

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) will be term-limited out of office at the end of the year after representing St. Albans, Hollis, Cambria Heights and Jamaica for the last 12 years, and a bevy of candidates have lined up to take his place. Comment.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Jamaica Estates

Beep field offers up plans for county

The candidates for borough president outlined some of their goals at a forum last week sponsored by the Queens Chamber of Commerce, but it was difficult to gauge the differences in their platforms. Comment.
Letters

Ragusa target of unfair criticism

As former Queens elected officials, we have had the opportunity to work closely with Queens Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa. We have known Ragusa for more than 30 years, and in our experience he is one of the most honest, diligent, decent and forthright people we have had the pleasure to be associated with in our many years in public service. Comment.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hollis

Smith gets booted from IDC

Nearly two weeks after he was accused of trying to bribe his way into Gracie Mansion as a Republican, state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) returned to Albany Monday and was kicked out of the Independent Democratic Conference. Comment.
Ozone Park

Warring GOP Party spars over leadership

Republican leaders traded more barbs over the future of the Queens GOP Party this week in the wake of a wide-ranging bribery scandal. Comment.
Flushing

First lady of Massachusetts speaks at Queens College

The first lady of Massachusetts, Diane Patrick, is naturally a private person. She jokingly told a group of Queens College students Monday that if she knew her husband, Gov. Deval Patrick, would have gubernatorial ambitions when she met him, she might not have married him. Comment.
Flushing

Queens mayoral debate focuses on CUNY tuition

Mayoral hopefuls fielded questions about the students in the CUNY college system being priced out by rising tuition and other issues affecting city education at a debate among Democratic candidates held at Queens College last Thursday. Comment.
Forest Hills

Weiner considers mayoral campaign

The scandal-scarred political career of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner might be due for a revival after a Marist College poll revealed the ex-Forest Hills congressman ranks second among Democratic candidates running for mayor even though he has not entered the race. Comment.

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