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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NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

The worst kept secret in City Hall was NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s mayoral ambitions. The lines are clearly blurred between her day job and the new job she seeks. Quinn has been engaged in a non stop series of daily press conferences, news releases, issuance of various reports, letters to the editor, guest columns […]

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Council Speaker Christine Quinn versus Councilmember Peter Vallone, Jr.


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Once again, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has removed the veil of her Manhattan liberal independent reformer image to reveal that she is a seasoned Democratic Party machine leader. She follows in the fine tradition of her predecessors, former Council Speakers Gifford Miller, Peter Vallone Senior and the late Tom Cuite of Brooklyn. […]

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Queens Democratic endorsements: Party backs Katz for borough president, Quinn for mayor


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Melinda Katz: File photo; Christine Quinn; Photo William Alatriste

The Queens Democratic Party doled out its endorsements for this year’s elections Monday, giving key backings in multi-candidate primaries. The party backed Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor, former deputy public advocate Reshma Saujani for public advocate; Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer for comptroller and Melinda Katz for Borough President. Stringer’s son was born earlier […]

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Speaker Quinn’s transportation plans


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

NYC Council Speaker and 2013 Democratic Primary Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn may not need the assistance of Governor Andrew Cuomo, State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to regain control of municipal public transportation currently run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The answer may be found filed away in the […]

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Quinn: City Council reaches deal on required paid sick leave


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Twitter/@ChrisCQuinn

Small businesses will soon be mandated to provide an allotted number of sick days, after a compromise on the much-debated legislation was struck last night. Union leaders, advocates and city lawmakers came to a deal on the Paid Sick Leave bill, which has been opposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a […]

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Quinn it is


| letters@queenscourier.com

I’m writing [this] because I wanted to take a moment to speak candidly and share an observation about City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn that you wouldn’t have necessarily read about in the headlines after Superstorm Sandy. I wasn’t directly involved with the city’s relief efforts after the storm, but some of my […]

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Quinn officially announces mayoral run


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Official NYC City Council photo by William Alatriste

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is officially running for mayor. The long-term city rep kicked off her campaign Sunday, becoming the second to do so, after more than a year of speculation. “I’m about keeping New York City a place for the middle class to live and grow,” she said in a video officially announcing […]

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Quinn increases mayoral lead in new poll


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Official NYC City Council photo by William Alatriste

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Christine Quinn’s chances of becoming the next mayor of New York City seem more likely, a new survey finds. A NY1-Marist poll found that City Council Speaker, who has not formally announced her candidacy, is heavily favored by 37 percent of registered Democrats in the city, up from 23 percent in October, […]

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Quinn focuses on middle class in State of the City address


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Official NYC City Council photo by William Alatriste

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, in her final State of the City address, promised it would become more affordable to live and work in New York in the years to come. Quinn, who will be term limited out of the Council at the end of this year, is a heavy favorite on the Democratic side […]

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Quinn picks up endorsement of state’s largest grocery workers union


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Almost a year before the general election and at least six months ahead of the primary, endorsements have already begun to trickle in . Former Mayor Ed Koch recently endorsed Melinda Katz for borough president and now Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn has picked up support for the state’s largest grocery workers union. […]

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Quinn leads crowded field for 2013 mayoral nod; More than a third of voters still undecided


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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Council Speaker Christine Quinn remained at the head of the field in the 2013 mayoral race, though her once wide margin has shrunk. NY1-Marist Poll released a poll surveying registered city voters on next year’s race for mayor with Quinn coming out on top with the support of 23 percent of Democrats. She was followed […]

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Speaker Quinn and sick leave


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

The potential methods used by New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to defeat the proposed “sick leave bill” supported by 36 of 51 members of the New York City Council is nothing to cheer about, when you look into the details. This measure would force companies to pay employees a minimum of five sick […]

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Quinn announces free legal services for immigrants


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Starting October 1, 30 locations throughout the five boroughs will offer free legal services for immigrants. “Thousands of immigrants who contribute to our economy, our culture, our city are often unable to pursue full citizenship because of prohibitive legal costs,” said Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who announced the services  Monday. Quinn, who was joined by […]

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Quinn puts pressure on MSG and Time Warner Cable


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Graphic by Jay Lane

Quinn puts pressure on MSG and Time Warner Cable Linsanity has spread to city government. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn fired off letters yesterday to the two top executives of Time Warner Cable and Madison Square Garden, warning they’ll face a public grilling if Knick and Ranger games aren’t restored to more than 2 million […]

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