Politics

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Astoria

WFP helps mint three new boro lawmakers

The Working Families Party backed three out of four of the borough’s new City Council members, and incumbents who had previously run on the influential party’s line saw the percentage of their WFP votes grow in Tuesday’s election. Comments (1).

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

Bayside

Pols want weekend elections

Lawmakers in Queens are looking to change the way America votes. Comments (3).
Flushing

Flushing street may be named for gay rights activist Manford

A street co-naming to honor a Flushing gay rights pioneer has cleared its first hurdle — the approval of Community Board 7 — by a vote of 30-1, and the proposal was then forwarded to the borough president and the City Council for consideration. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Ozone Park

Las Vegas casino resolution gets nod in New York state

New York voters decided to bring Las Vegas-style casinos to the state when they approved a controversial ballot measure Tuesday night. Comment.
Mayoral Spin Cycle

De Blasio message of equality for all spurs landslide

Now that it is official and Bill de Blasio has won a sweeping victory for mayor by a 3-1 margin — just four months after he was languishing in fourth place in the Democratic primary polls at around 10 percent — what have we learned? Comments (1).

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

Bayside

Vallone captures seat for Dems

Flushing attorney Paul Vallone came out victorious after a heated City Council campaign in northeast Queens and will replace embattled Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) in 2014. Comment.
Politics

De Blasio victory ushers in new hope for one city

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill DeBlasio, who vowed to fight inequality, staked his claim to New York City Tuesday with an overwhelming victory propelled in part by capturing 65 percent of the votes cast for the office from Queens. Comments (1).
Howard Beach

Ulrich deflects bid from Dems’ Simon

Not until well into the night Tuesday was it clear that City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) would retain his seat. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Katz swept into Boro Hall in landslide

Following a lopsided election Tuesday, Borough President-elect Melinda Katz called her wide margin of victory a mandate, and Tony Arcabascio said he will never run for office in Queens as a Republican again. Comments (1).
Astoria

Costa Constantinides wins Astoria Council seat

Costa Constantinides was a landslide winner for the 22nd City Council District seat, beating four contenders with more than 65.6 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results. Comments (1).
Flushing

Democrats predominate in four NE Queens Council runs

Two new faces earned a spot in the City Council this week, while two others who have already been representing northeast Queens held onto their seats. Comment.
St. Albans

Pols coast in SE Queens

Southeast Queens’ three Democratic City Council candidates coasted to victory Tuesday with decisive margins of victory and some of the largest raw-vote counts in the borough. Comments (1).
Middle Village

Crowley defends City Council seat from political newcomer Caruana

Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village), who promised that she would continue the work she has started in the 30th Council District if she is re-elected, had her wish granted by voters. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Kew Gardens

Katz wins Queens borough presidency in landslide

Shortly after the polls closed Tuesday night, Melinda Katz claimed victory in the borough president race at the Queens Democratic Party headquarters before heading off to Brooklyn to celebrate with Bill de Blasio, the new mayor. Comments (3).
Ozone Park

Ulrich wins Council seat after early cliffhanger

Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) faced unexpectedly stiff competition for his seat in the City Council from Democrat opponent Lew Simon but retained his post by winning 53 percent of the vote, the Associated Press reported. Comments (1).
Bayside

Vallone victorious in bid for Halloran’s seat

Flushing attorney Paul Vallone came out on top of a hotly contested City Council race in northeast Queens and will replace embattled incumbent City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) in 2014. Comments (5).
Glendale

Crowley beats back challenge for her Council seat

Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) successfully retained her seat on the City Council when she won 57.6 percent of the votes in District 30, according to the Associated Press. Comments (1).
Astoria

Constantinides wins Vallone’s Council seat

Costa Constantinides captured the 22nd City Council District in Astoria, where he was born and raised. Considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, Constantinides is known as a community organizer and district leader with deep connections, having served on the staffs of several Council members, most recently as deputy chief of staff for James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows). Comments (1).
St. Albans

Miller wins race for Comrie’s Council seat

Democrat I. Daneek Miller won his race for southeast Queens’ District 27 City Council seat Tuesday with a victory over Sondra Peeden, who continued her campaign on the Independence Party line after coming in dead last in the Democratic Party primary. Comments (3).
Oakland Gardens

Weprin wins second term in City Council

Incumbent City Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) secured a second term after defeating Reform Party challenger Joseph Concannon in Tuesday’s election. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Lancman lands City Council spot

Former state Assemblyman Rory Lancman earned himself a new job in government Tuesday after winning the general election to replace the term-limited City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows). Comment.
South Jamaica

Wills wins another Council term

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) won a second term in City Hall Tuesday. Comments (4).
Forest Hills

Voters send Koslowitz back to Council for another term

Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) will continue to serve on the City Council after she won the race for the 29th Council District seat. She walked away with 91.8 percent of the vote, while her Republican opponent in the race, Jon Torodash, won 8.2 percent, with 58 percent of the ballots counted, according to preliminary results from the Associated Press. Comment.
Flushing

Koo claims victory in Council re-election bid

Northeast Queens’ City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) won a second term Tuesday night, beating out three others vying for the 20th District seat. Comments (1).
Rosedale

Richards claims Council victory in southern Queens

City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) won his first full term in City Hall in Tuesday’s election. Comment.
Ridgewood

Reynoso wins Reyna’s Council seat

Antonio Reynoso held onto his win for the 34th City Council District race. He beat his one opponent, Gladys Santiago, when he won 95.9 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from Associated Press. Santiago, who ran on the third party School Choice line, won 4.1 percent, based on preliminary results. Comment.
Politics

Bill de Blasio easily wins New York City’s mayoral race

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio swept to a resounding victory over Republican Joe Lhota Tuesday as New Yorkers voted for a shift toward progressive policies after 12 years of the Bloomberg administration. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Politics

Live Blog: 2013 November Elections

TimesLedger Newspapers is covering the 2013 elections for Queens borough president, 12 City Council seats and citywide offices. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Politics

TimesLedger staff to cover election with live blog

The staff of the TimesLedger Newspapers will live blog with frequent updates on the election Tuesday at the polls around Queens throughout the day. The reporters will also be tweeting about the Queens borough president race and the contests for City Council Comment.

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