Scott Stringer’s ‘Triboro X’ line – promises made, promises not kept?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

In 2012, Manhattan Borough President and future 2013 Democratic Party primary NYC comptroller candidate Scott Stringer called for construction of a new “Triboro X” subway line.  This would connect Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.  It made a great sound bite at the time and got Stringer some free publicity.  But you have to ask two […]

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Scott Stringer’s ‘Triboro X’ line – promises made, promises not kept?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Manhattan Borough President and 2013 Democratic Party primary NYC Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer one year ago called for construction of a new “Triboro X” subway line.  This would connect Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.  It made a great sound bite at the time and got Stringer some free publicity.  But you have to ask one […]

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Scott Stringer’s “Triboro X Line” – The Devil is in the Details


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

  Manhattan Borough President and 2013 Democratic Party primary Mayoral candidate Scott Stringer calling for construction of a new “Triboro X” subway line which would connect Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx makes a great sound bite, but the devil is in the details.  Stringer said that this would be his number one transportation priority.  It will […]

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Stringer starts to make offers to settle flood claims


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

The city comptroller has begun making offers to Lindenwood residents who suffered damaged to their homes due to the April 30 malfunction of the Spring Creek sewer facility, which is run by the city’s Department of Environmental Protection.

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Stringer criticizes DHS for handling of homeless shelter placement process


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos by Salvatore Licata

Amid ongoing controversy over several Queens homeless shelters, the city comptroller has said the Department of Homeless Services is “failing” in the way it deals with homelessness throughout the five boroughs.

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James makes history with public advocate win; Stringer elected as comptroller


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

File photos

The city has elected its new public advocate and comptroller— Letitia James and Scott Stringer. Councilmember James’ win makes New York City history. As the next public advocate, she is the first woman of color to hold citywide office. “Yes, this is indeed historic because our government must be representative of all New Yorkers,” James […]

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Stringer beats Spitzer in comptroller primary


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo via Twitter/@Stringer2013

Eliot Spitzer’s comeback failure was Scott Stringer’s political triumph in the comptroller primary Tuesday. The Manhattan borough president beat the former governor, earning 52 percent of the vote with 98 percent of the precincts reporting, according to unofficial results. “I will bring integrity to this office. I will bring experience and leadership. I will make […]

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Stringer wants to create Sandy Audit Bureau if elected comptroller


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

Manhattan Borough President and City Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer announced a plan to create a Sandy Audit Bureau within the Comptroller’s office if elected. The Sandy unit, a team of “professionals and experts,” would track the incoming $15 billion in federal aid and ensure the post-storm recovery money is spent “wisely and efficiently.” Stringer said […]

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Stringer versus Spitzer for NYC comptroller


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Give former State Attorney General and Governor Eliot Spitzer credit for recently announcing his candidacy for the Office of the New York City Comptroller. Manhattan Borough President and former mayoral candidate Scott Stringer will have to cancel summer vacation plans.  Now Stringer has to put on his walking shoes, burn some shoe leather and calories […]

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Poll puts Spitzer ahead of Stringer in comptroller race


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

File photo/Photo courtesy of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's Flickr

Voters seem ready to give Eliot Spitzer a second chance. The results of a NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll show the former Governor with a 9-point lead over Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in the city comptroller race. The poll found that 42 percent of registered Democratic voters support Spitzer, while 33 percent […]

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BP Melinda Katz delivers her first State of the Borough address


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Borough President Melinda Katz delivered her first State of the Borough speech on Thursday, celebrating the borough’s diversity, its recent prominence as a tourism destination and the nurturing environment that she said has made Queens “the borough of families.”

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Four top Queens Library execs out in the wake of director’s firing


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Queens Library

Just a month after the former director of the Queens Library was fired from his post, four of his top deputies have now followed him out the door amid a reshuffling of the library’s executive staff.

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Municipal elected officials are the Grinch this holiday season


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Once again this holiday season, out of work, part-time, single income, poor, seniors, working and middle-class residents looking for reasonable-priced holiday gifts will have to pay more. This is thanks to elected officials who believe they know what is best for you. Polls of ordinary New Yorkers continue year after year and now decade after […]

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