Politics

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Blishteyn eyes Gennaro seat

Republican Alex Blishteyn hopes to provide parents with more education options and defend NYPD tools like stop-and-frisk if he is elected to the City Council in November. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Vallone pledges cleaner boro streets

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) would encourage small business owners to help manage the city’s overflowing garbage cans should be become borough president next year. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

Astoria

Astoria’s De Stefano centers campaign on safety

For the entire time Danielle De Stefano has lived in Astoria, her city councilman’s last name has been Vallone. Comment.
Astoria

Ciafone hopes to secure more funding for Astoria

Lawyer John Ciafone would like to bring Astoria its fair share of funding should he be elected the area’s next city councilman. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013

Jamaica

Southeast Queens demands attention from mayoral field

The city’s mayoral candidates were put on notice that, as of Monday, they had 76 days to show the voters of southeast Queens they are more than just a stop on the campaign trail. Comments (5).

Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

Bayside

Avella stuck on beep primary ballot

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) cannot get his name off the ballot for borough president despite his surprising announcement last week that he would drop out of the race. Comments (4).
Oakland Gardens

Weprin jump-starts re-election campaign

City Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) did not have anyone challenging him for his northeast Queens seat until a controversial vote landed him an opponent earlier this month. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Bayside

Candidates for Halloran seat discuss development

Monday’s 19th City Council District candidates forum in Bayside centered around issues many northeast Queens voters feel passionately about: preservation, conservation and overdevelopment. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Four candidates vie for SE Queens seat

Democratic candidates vying for southeast Queens’ City Council District 28 seat shared their views on education with TimesLedger Newspapers. Comments (3).

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