Politics

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Sasson scraps bid for Gennaro’s Council seat

Isaac Sasson shelved his bid for City Councilman James Gennaro’s (D-Fresh Meadows) seat this week after dropping nearly $100,000 of his own money into the race. Comment.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I Sit and Look Out

Political scandals make even good electeds look bad

Not long after my family moved from Borough Park, Brooklyn, into our attached bungalow home on 57th Avenue in Elmhurst, I learned Queens was frequently referred to as the “Forgotten Borough.” To most New Yorkers, we were in that place somewhere east of Manhattan and north of Brooklyn and we did not count for much. Comment.

Friday, June 14, 2013

East Elmhurst

Mayoral candidates talk Sandy recovery at E. Elmhurst summit

Following Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement of a $20 billion plan to protect the city from future storms, clergy and Hurricane Sandy victims grilled mayoral candidates Thursday on how they would leverage those funds to create jobs, expand affordable housing and invest in neighborhoods. Comment.
Whitestone

Halloran spokesman steps down

Another staffer of City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) resigned Friday, adding to the list of top aides to quit since their boss was arrested in April. Comments (7).
Politics

Reshma makes a run for public advocate

The city public advocate race does not get as much attention as the mayoral contest does, and one candidate thinks the office needs a makeover. Comment.
Politics

New York voters want Silver to step down: Poll

Half of New York voters want Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) to step down as state Assembly speaker because of the way he handled a sexual harassment scandal, a recent Quinnipiac University poll showed. Comment.
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Mayoral hopefuls have homework to do on edu. policies

A wise, upper-middle-class friend told me her children will not inherit anything because their private school and college tuitions gobbled it all up. Let’s face it: We have a public education crisis of epic proportions. Comment.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Politics

Bikers go full-throttle into borough president election

A motorcycle enthusiast running for borough president may seem like the obvious choice for Queens gearheads, but lingering bitterness over a 2008 proposed law has the biker voting bloc backing rival candidates. Comments (1).

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