Politics

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Astoria

GOP hopeful to challenge Maloney

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) will likely face a first-time Republican challenger in the general election this fall. Comment.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jamaica

Marthone returns to challenge Meeks

A southeast Queens accountant who brought up the rear of a four-way Democratic congressional primary two years ago is returning for Round 2. Comments (2).
Hollis

Comrie to serve as special assistant to beep during campaign for Smith’s seat: Source

Former Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie will stay on as a special assistant at Borough Hall as he campaigns for a spot in Albany, according to a source who hinted the doors in Kew Gardens may be open should his bid fall short in the crowded southeast Queens race. Comments (1).

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Howard Beach

Jeffries faces challenge

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) has filed petitions to run again for the 8th Congressional District seat, which stretches from Bedford-Stuyvesant to Brighton Beach in Brooklyn and includes Howard Beach and parts of Ozone Park. Comment.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Little Neck

Republicans to challenge Israel for seat

Two Republican candidates are looking to square off against U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) this year in the race for New York’s 3rd Congressional District. Comment.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Middle Village

Guidelines needed for community board appointments: Lawmakers

Three Queens city councilmen are calling on borough presidents to fill community board seats using a series of best practices, from turning to an independent screening panel to fielding candidates to instituting term limits for members. Comments (1).

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