Search Results for Leroy Comrie

Fast food for thought
Politics From Here Victor G. Mimoni 5/01/2014 at 10:46AM

In one of the most widely broken “exclusive” stories of the year, Leroy Comrie will challenge embattled state Senator Malcolm Smith in the Democratic primary election in September. Comrie, former Queens delegation leader in the City Council, attorney Munir Avery, Navy veteran Bernadette Semple and Clyde Vanel, also an attorney, are in the contest with [...]

Politics springing ahead
Politics From Here Victor G. Mimoni 3/28/2014 at 1:12PM

Recent raw temperatures are threatening to send March out like a polar bear rather than a lamb, but things are springing up all over the political landscape. Another political neophyte has stepped up to challenge embattled State Senator Malcolm Smith for his 14th District seat, according to the Board of Elections (BOE). Bernadette Semple, who [...]

Speedy trial for the mayor
Politics From Here Victor G. Mimoni 2/27/2014 at 1:01PM

The 800-pound gorilla in the political room recently has been … speed. The notoriously late Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose campaign platform included a prelude to his “Vision Zero” plan to eliminate pedestrian fatalities, has been getting skewered because his NYPD drivers rolled through stop signs and exceeded the 45 mph speed limit on the [...]

Food for thought
Politics From Here Victor G. Mimoni 1/24/2014 at 12:44PM

It’s been a tasty week for those who view politics, rather than bread, as the staff of life. *Hizzoner heaped praise on city workers’ response to Tuesday’s near-foot-deep frosting, though countless commuters were hours late for dinner. Sanit commish and Bloomberg leftover John Doherty dished out the data, icing suggestions that the Upper East Side [...]

2013: The year in photos
2013: The year in photos
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 12/29/2013 at 8:57AM

As we bid adieu to 2013, The Queens Courier brings you a look at the year that was . . . from the selection of a new Pope to the downfall of our elected officials, to tragedy, controversy and everything in between. And as we look ahead to 2014, we wish our new legislators luck and the best year for our readers.