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.
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Several important leadership positions went to Queens representatives Wednesday who showed support for newly-elected City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito last month.
As we enter 2014, The Queens Courier asked our elected officials: “What do you hope to accomplish for your constituents in 2014?”
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 [...]