Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz announced Wednesday that she secured $123,000 to renew The Doe Fund services to clean up the streets of select parts of Rego Park, Kew Gardens and Forest Hills, according to the councilwoman’s office.
State lawmakers have strengthened a renewed push to make Lunar New Year an official school holiday, garnering support from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. The City Council plans to introduce two resolutions, calling for schools to close and metered parking to be suspended.
The most recent fight for control of the Queens County Republican organization between factions led by current county chairman Phil Ragusa and challenger former Congressmember Bob Turner supported by NYC Councilmember Eric Ulrich and his insurgents reminds me of two hyenas fighting over the carcass of a dead animal, in this case remnants of the […]
LIAM LA GUERRE AND MELISSA CHAN All Queens City Council incumbents slid back into their seats after Election Day, some very comfortably, while others overcame contentious races. In District 32, which pitted Republican incumbent Eric Ulrich against Democrat Lew Simon, the race came right down to the wire. Ulrich was eventually declared the winner with 53 percent […]
As the clock ticks closer to the general election on Tuesday, November 5, The Courier, in our continuing election coverage, brings you our voters’ guide. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Be sure to cast your ballot for mayor, public advocate, city comptroller, borough president, city council and even judges. According to the Board […]
Two City Council incumbents from Queens were not endorsed by the city’s largest public employee union because they did not apply for the nod, the union said. DC 37 released its endorsements for the November general election last Wednesday, which included multiple sitting councilmembers in the borough and candidates who won primaries in September. Left […]
The city’s Campaign Finance Board has posted the following filings for 2013 city and Queens races. Candidates collected these net contributions from May 12 to July 11. Disclosure statements were due July 15. MAYOR* Adolfo Carrion, Jr.: $1,157,055 John Catsimatidis: $4,018,585 Bill de Blasio: $4,141,972 Joe Lhota: $1,798,839 John Liu: $3,389,446 Christine Quinn: $7,637,577 Bill […]
MAYOR The Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens and the National Latino Officers Association endorsed Comptroller John Liu. The Uniformed Firefighters Association and Livery Base Owners Association endorsed Bill Thompson. Councilmembers Stephen Levin, Michael Nelson, Mark Weprin and James Gennaro endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. PUBLIC ADVOCATE Cathy Guerriero recently secured backing […]
Borough President Helen Marshall has always seen herself as a public servant. Her chief of staff, Alexandra Rosa, said her boss has worked for every person she represents. “She never forgets where she came from and the fact that it’s about people,” Rosa said. “Always about people.” Marshall, the first African-American Queens Borough President, will […]
BOROUGH PRESIDENT: Assemblymember Aravella Simotis endorsed Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. for Borough President. CITY COUNCIL: The Queens Democratic Party endorsed the following Candidates for City Council: District 19: Paul Vallone District 20: Councilmember Peter Koo District 22: Costa Constantinides District 23: Councilmember Mark Weprin District 24: former Assemblymember Rory Lancman District 25: Councilmember Daniel Dromm […]
The city’s newsstands could become more than just a place to stop for a periodical and pack of gum. Newly proposed legislation would raise the price limit for selling products at newsstands from $5 to $10 pre-tax. The City Council increased the maximum price from $2 to $5 in 2001, but prices of in-demand products, […]
At only 14, Jena Yun knows the equation for success. The 8th grader at Russell Sage Junior High School is captain of the school’s math team and the only New York City public school student in the National Society of Professional Engineers’ National upcoming Mathcounts competition in Washington, D.C. She is also the only female […]