Politics

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

Oakland Gardens

Martha Taylor holds fund-raiser for Council campaign

Martha Taylor recently held a fund-raiser at Anthony’s in Oakland Gardens to raise money for her City Council campaign. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Laurelton

Candidates line up to replace Sanders

Two candidates have gotten their names on the ballot for next month’s special election to fill southeast Queens’ vacant City Council seat and seven others are waiting to be cleared by the city Board of Elections. Comment.
St. Albans

Sondra Peeden holds fund-raiser for Council campaign

Sondra Peeden recently held a fund-raiser at NuUrban Café in St. Albans for her City Council campaign. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Lancman campaign reaches public matching funds max

Former state Assemblyman Rory Lancman raised more than $85,000 in 51 days for his campaign for City Council, maxing out in terms of the public matching funds he is able to receive. Comment.
Cartoon

Tip of the week

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Astoria

Constantinides begins 2013 Astoria council run

Astoria District Leader Costa Constantinides kicked off his campaign to be the neighborhood’s city councilman at Central Lounge last week. Comments (1).
Political Action

GOP could win City Hall if it can avoid a September primary

In the United States electoral system, most of the focus is on the November election, but the political party primary election in many cases is of equal importance. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

Bayside

City Council candidates cash in as campaign heats up

Challengers hoping to unseat City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) have filed disclosure statements with the city Campaign Finance Board, beginning the next chapter in a busy Democratic primary race. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Kew Gardens

Boro president hopefuls submit fund-raising numbers

Tallies are in for the first round of campaign filings for the Queens borough president race, though the city’s public financing program is designed to even the playing field between the haves and have-nots. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

QJCC applauds Meeks for Raoul Wallenberg bill

The Queens Jewish Community Council honored U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) at its well-attended legislative breakfast Sunday, but the event was tempered by the announcement that the group had lost all its Citymeals-on-Wheels funding for its kosher weekend meal deliveries. Comments (1).

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