Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Bill Thompson vowed to stay in the mayor’s race Thursday night despite mounting pressure to drop his bid before a runoff can be decided. He made the statement after reportedly meeting with key supporters, including Congressmembers Gregory Meeks, Hakeem Jeffries and Charles Rangel. According to unofficial results, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio received 40.3 percent […]

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Endorsement roundup


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MAYOR Christine Quinn was endorsed by the New York Daily News, the New York Times and the New York Post. Joe Lhota was endorsed by the New York Times, New York Post and The Sephardic Community Federation for the Republican primary. Bill Thompson was endorsed by Assemblymember Dov Hikind, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, and Councilmembers Robert […]

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Commerce Secretary tours Sandy-damaged Rockaways, promising to get businesses back on their feet


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M. Cullen

Assistant Secretary of Commerce Matt Erskine promises he will take what he saw in the Rockaways back to Washington, D.C. to ensure south Queens continue to get relief as it still reels from Sandy. On Thursday, January 30 Erskine, along with elected officials, toured the still-devastated areas of the peninsula — including the Madelaine Chocolate […]

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