Politics

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

St. Albans

FOCUS ON QUEENS: NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators weekend

Southeast Queens legislators recently attended the 40th anniversary of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators weekend. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

Bayside

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Austin Shafran kicks off Council campaign

Austin Shafran kicked off his City Council campaign at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center in Bayside. Shafran is running for the seat currently held by Councilman Dan Halloran. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

Whitestone

Halloran kicks off his re-election bid

A busy City Council race to represent northeast Queens continued to gain momentum as the Republican incumbent kicked off a re-election bid based on his experience in the district. Comments (4).

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Bayside

Albanese wants more cops

Former City Councilman and Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese would like to increase early education for the city’s youth, put more police on the streets and break apart the MTA should he beat out the competition and find himself in Gracie Mansion next year. Comment.
Political Action

Catsimatidis to focus on schools, job creation and labor

John Catsimatidis, prior to his recent announcement that he is now a Republican candidate for mayor, had a long and successful career in the free enterprise system. Comments (1).

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Laurelton

Race for Sanders’ seat still not decided

Despite the fact that two City Council candidates had each claimed victory in southeast Queens’ special election, by the next night the city Board of Elections had yet to count the votes on a missing memory stick, and it may be weeks before an official winner is declared. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

Laurelton

[Updated] Richard, Osina both claim victory in tight Council race

As of the early hours Wednesday morning, two City Council candidates had claimed victory in southeast Queens’ special election, and it may be weeks before a winner is officially declared. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Laurelton

Voters head to the polls in southeast Queens special election

TVoters headed to the polls throughout the day Tuesday to decide the outcome in southeast Queens’ hotly contested special election. Some of the City Council hopefuls who were in Laurelton making a last-minute push to grab undecided votes appeared to have put the rhetoric of their campaigns behind them. Comment.

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