Politics

Monday, June 10, 2013

Queens Village

Thompson woos small biz on stop in Queens Village

Former city Comptroller Bill Thompson was one of the last mayoral candidates to do a five-borough tour when he stopped in Queens Village Monday for a low-key chat with a few small business owners. Comment.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

On Point

Queens civic associations speak out against actions of Silver

Eight months ago, six civic association leaders under the umbrella of Queens Civics United took a bold step on behalf of the communities they represent. They issued a press release to the media calling for state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) to be relieved of his role. Comment.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Kew Gardens

Comrie relaunches run for borough president

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) kicked off his campaign for borough president a second time Monday a day before starting to collect signatures to get on the ballot and five months after a similar event in southeast Queens. Comment.
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Mayoral Spin Cycle: Democrats in mayoral race need to focus on city safety

Now that the third ring of the circus is complete with the arrival of Anthony Weiner’s high-wire act to the mayoral race, perhaps we can try to take a sober look at why this election really matters for our city’s future. Comment.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Whitestone

Kevin Kim passes on run to replace Dan Halloran

The man defeated by now embattled City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) squashed rumors that he would enter the race again this year as the crowded field of contenders produced a new round of political endorsements for some of the players. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Council candidates spar at SE Queens education forum

Candidates vying to succeed outgoing City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) sat in the hot seat earlier this week as they tried to show they had done their homework on city schools. Comments (2).

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