Author Archives: Claudia Cruz

Monserrate camp quiet an hour before results


| ccruz@queenscourier.com

At the Monserrate celebration location, Natives Restaurant on the corner of 83rd and Northern Boulevard, a sparse crowd began to gather around 8 p.m. Among them, people who turned out the vote for Monserrate because the did not believe in gay marriage. "We came to support with our physical presence," said Jose Hernandez of Long […]

Read More ...

Volunteers turn out for Peralta


| ccruz@queenscourier.com

A steady stream of late shift volunteers, some in their business suits and university students in jeans and T-shirts, continued to drop by the Assemblymember Jose Peralta’s campaign office. Campaign spokesperson, Anne Fenton, said that by the end of the night they expected about 500 people volunteered to get out the vote. “I think Jose […]

Read More ...

Hecklers interrupt Monserrate – Peralta (and Beltrani) debate


| ccruz@queenscourier.com

The jabs started early in the first bout between State Senatorial candidates, former Senator Hiram Monserrate and Assemblymember Jose Peralta, during a debate in Jackson Heights. Oh yes, and Republican candidate Robert Beltrani was there too. In a lead up to the Special Election of Tuesday, March 16, the debate scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on […]

Read More ...

Dromm: Jackson Heights is Dromm Country


| ccruz@queenscourier.com

7:10 p.m. Standing the across the P.S. 69 on 77th Street and 37th Avenue Daniel Dromm still sounded very confident. “It’s gone very well, incredibly well,” he said, adding that he had over 200 volunteer including Assemblyman Jose Peralta who was with him at this time. “I think Jackson Heights is Dromm territory.” Dromm said […]

Read More ...

District 25 candidate Kalathara checks in from Jackson Heights


| ccruz@queenscourier.com

Stanley Kalathara reports, from the corner of 75th Street and 37th Avenue, that he’s also received a great response from voters. “It’s been excellent, very good response, from people from all walks of life, colors and creeds,” he said. Though Kalathara canvassed all 19 polling sites in the district twice, he cast his vote merely […]

Read More ...

Sears campaign seeing extraoridnary response


| ccruz@queenscourier.com

Erik Joerss from the Helen Sears campaign said that despite what may be said about low voter turnout, “we’ve actually had an extraordinary reception based on her record and we are pleased, but not surprised.” Joerss said Sears voted around 7:15 a.m., and this afternoon will be around P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights at about […]

Read More ...

City Council District 21 candidate reports low turnout


| ccruz@queenscourier.com

Eduardo Giraldo, who is running for City Council in the 21st District against incumbent Julissa Ferreras, was the second person to vote in his precinct at 6 a.m. He reports that voter turnout has been low and slow. But he said that he’s still very motivated, and he believes that it’s going to be neck to neck. “It’s […]

Read More ...