Politics

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Letters

Give pols more than one salary

One could almost hear the resentment and outrage springing from the page that an elected state official is earning a six-figure salary from their outside job in addition to what they are paid for by serving their constituents. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 5, 2013

Laurelton

Richards emphasizes big bucks in district address

City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton), who won a special election in February to fill the seat left vacant by his mentor, touted the tax dollars he brought back from his first city budget during his state of the district address Tuesday. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013

Editorial

Third Time Isn’t The Charm

Queens is the borough of second chances, where people flock from around the world to start their lives over. But what about native sons — or near-natives from Brooklyn — who promise their constituents they have mended their ways only to squander the shot they were given at public redemption? Comment.

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

Astoria

Astoria senator splits support in race

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) gave his endorsement to one candidate for borough president, but forked over nearly $4,000 to another earlier in the year. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

Flushing

Weiner wades deep into Liu territory

A former foe of city Comptroller John Liu helped emcee a Flushing campaign event this week for one of his rivals in the mayoral race: scandal-scarred Anthony Weiner. Comments (3).
Sunnyside

Beep field woos senior vote

Four candidates for borough president pledged to create more senior centers and advocate for better transportation at a forum in Sunnyside last week. Comment.
Flushing

GOP hopeful disqualified from ballot

A Queens Republican Party pick for City Council was disqualified Tuesday after what political observers called a colossal blunder, but the candidate suggested she may have been the victim of sabotage. Comments (3).

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