Politics

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

Whitestone

Congressional GOP is out of whack

I am truly amazed. How low can Republicans go? Thank goodness the GOP is here to cut billions from food stamps and fight for the right of wealthy Americans to buy a new yacht every year. Comments (6).

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Kew Gardens

Beep votes show hopefuls’ strongholds

Former City Councilwoman Melinda Katz beat her opponents in all but two areas of Queens during last month’s borough president Democratic primary, although even the longshot candidates narrowed the gap on their home turf. Comment.
Whitestone

Ragusa bests Turner to remain GOP chair

Queens Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa successfully fended off a challenge from former U.S. Rep. Bob Turner in the party’s internal election last week to keep hold of the reins of the borough GOP. Comment.
Ozone Park

Referendum could help Resorts World: Addabbo

A proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the development of seven full-scale casinos throughout New York state could potentially help Resorts World casino expand, state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) said. Comment.
Politics

James wins advocate race

Signaling what may be the beginning of a left-leaning trend in city government, Councilwoman Letitia James (D-Brooklyn) easily defeated state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn) in the run-off election for city public advocate Tuesday. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Whitestone

Saffran pledges bill to bar sex offenders

Republican City Council candidate Dennis Saffran visited a playground in Whitestone to promise northeast Queens voters he would fight to keep registered sex offenders away from places populated with kids if elected in November. Comments (15).
St. Albans

Miller is winner in Dem primary

I. Daneek Miller came out as the clear Democratic Party nominee to succeed term-limited City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) when the city Board of Elections certified the election results Saturday, more than three weeks after the primary contest. Comments (2).

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