Politics

Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

Letters

Don’t unnecessarily rename bridges

In regards to the July 19-25 article “Vallone bill to reverse Ed Koch bridge naming,” I applaud City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.’s (D-Astoria) sensibilities in bringing this up. Comments (2).

Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013

Flushing

Council candidates to meet at forums

The six candidates hoping to replace embattled City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) will face off in two political forums this month as the September Democratic primary approaches. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013

Flushing

Liu outlines run for mayor

Narrowing the wealth gap in New York City and advancing realistic transit goals for Queens are some of the platform points City Comptroller John Liu is pushing as he enters the home stretch of his mayoral campaign. Comments (4).
Bayside

Voskerichian vying for Halloran’s seat

She may have been the last Democrat to enter the five-way primary race for the 19th City Council District, but Auburndale’s Chrissy Voskerichian said she was keeping pace with her opponents by hitting the pavement and knocking on doors. Comment.
Laurelton

Weiner takes heat at Laurelton mayoral forum

Stop-and-frisk and — you guessed it — former Queens U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner dominated the discussion at a mayoral forum in Laurelton last week. Comment.
Mayoral Spin Cycle

2013 race for mayor feels like repeat of contest from ‘77

Like the old saying goes: “Those who do not understand history are destined to repeat it.” Comments (1).

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Flushing

Liu denied matching funds

A report on City Comptroller John Liu’s fund-raising for the mayoral race provides insight into the city Campaign Finance Board’s decision to deny him public matching funds. Comments (1).
Oakland Gardens

Concannon set to run for Mark Weprin seat

A former candidate for the state Senate has re-emerged in the political arena, but this time he is vying for a spot in the City Council. Comments (2).
St. Albans

Forum fields Council hopefuls

Several of the candidates in the contest to succeed term-limited City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) discussed their plans for economic development at a forum in St. Albans earlier this week. Comment.

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