Mayor Bill de Blasio and the municipal budget


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Mayor Bill de Blasio calling for a fair share of financial assistance from Washington is the same tired old rhetoric from decades ago that has grown stale over time.  Mayor de Blasio’s reference to the late United States Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan concerning his analysis that New York sends more taxes to Washington than it […]

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Bill de Blasio to be sworn in as mayor by former President Bill Clinton


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will be sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City by former President Bill Clinton, de Blasio announced Saturday. “I was honored to serve in President Clinton’s Administration and on Secretary Clinton’s campaign for U.S. Senate, and I am honored again that they will both join our celebration for […]

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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, public transportation policy and funding


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s recent announcement concerning his “transportation agenda when he said “The federal government since the Ronald Reagan era has retreated from its investment in mass transportation” may indicate his lack of understanding concerning the history of transportation funding.  On a bipartisan basis under past Republican Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush […]

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The Queens Courier endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The Queens Courier is pleased to endorse Democrat Bill de Blasio for mayor of New York. Since taking office, de Blasio has stood for the interests of the middle and working classes, pushing for better public schools, protesting the closure of community hospitals, and generally advocating for a city government more responsive to the needs of outer borough residents. […]

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Bill de Blasio’s Rose Garden strategy


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Democratic Party mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is following the infamous Rose Garden strategy of ignoring underdog Republican challenger Joe Lhota and refusing to participate in a series of public debates between now and election day.  De Blasio is stalling by claiming there is plenty of time to work out a schedule of debates.  In […]

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President Obama endorses Bill de Blasio


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photos via Twitter/@deBlasioNYC

Updated, Monday, September 23, 2:46 p.m. Bill de Blasio has received the presidential seal of approval. President Barack Obama announced Monday he is officially endorsing de Blasio for mayor. “Progressive change is the centerpiece of Bill de Blasio’s vision for New York City, and it’s why he will be a great mayor of America’s largest […]

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Christine Quinn endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo via Twitter/@deBlasioNYC

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn officially endorsed Bill de Blasio for mayor Tuesday. “It is time for Democrats throughout our city to put aside their differences and fight together for the progressive values we all share,” Quinn said in a statement. “By working together, we will build a stronger city where no New Yorker is […]

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Bill de Blasio takes mayoral lead in new poll


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Instagram/de Blasio NYC

A new front-runner has emerged in the race for New York City mayor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is now ahead of his opponents, with 30 percent of likely Democratic primary voters saying they would cast their ballots for him next month. In a July 29 Quinnipiac University […]

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Bill de Blasio announces candidacy for mayor


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Instagram/De Blasio NYC

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has officially placed his name in the running to be the next mayor. “We deserve a city government that actually believes in our neighborhoods and sees things the way we do,” said de Blasio at his announcement on Sunday, January 27 outside his Park Slope home. Photo courtesy of the […]

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De Blasio signs package of Vision Zero bills at fatal Queens accident site


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo by Diana Robinson/Mayoral Photography Office

A Woodside intersection, where a fatal accident involving an 8-year-old student occurred last December, has now become the site where a package of traffic safety bills were signed in hopes of a brighter and safer future.

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De Blasio names Bill Bratton next NYPD commissioner


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo via Flickr/Policy Exchange

In a much anticipated move, mayor-elect Bill de Blasio named Bill Bratton as the city’s top cop  on Thursday, promising to “heal the wounds” caused by stop-and-frisk. “He has combined the best of tradition and the best of innovation in an extraordinary career of achievement,” de Blasio said. This is Bratton’s second run as commissioner, […]

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Former Queens Library trustee defends Tom Galante’s reported expenses


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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One of the six Queens Library trustees dismissed by the borough president has stepped out to defend the alleged expenses by suspended library chief Tom Galante, who could potentially face being fired at a board meeting scheduled for Wednesday night.

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