After showing support last month for newly-elected Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Queens Councilmembers Julissa Ferreras and Jimmy Van Bramer are the top contenders to head the Council’s finance committee, according to Politicker.
Six months ago Barbara Sheehan began her five-year sentence after shooting and killing her husband. Today, she is seeking an exception to her prison stay, and wants to serve her time for weapons possession at home. The 52-year-old Howard Beach resident fatally shot her husband, retired NYPD Sergeant Raymond Sheehan, 11 times with two different guns […]
The race for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat is widening with new contender Clyde Vanel. He joins attorney Munir Avery to try and snag the Senate seat from Smith, who was arrested last April for corruption charges.
Melissa Mark-Viverito was unanimously elected as the next City Council Speaker Wednesday by the 51-member body, becoming the second most powerful politician in the city and the first Latin-American to take the spot. “We will work together, because that is what New Yorkers expect and that is what New Yorkers deserve,” she said. “We unite […]
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.
Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito is claiming she will have enough votes in the City Council to become its next speaker. In a statement issued Wednesday night, Mark-Viverito, who represents District 8, said she has the backing of 30 councilmembers and councilmembers-elect, including Queens members Daniel Dromm, Julissa Ferreras, Daneek Miller, Donovan Richards, Eric Ulrich and Jimmy […]
The most recent fight for control of the Queens County Republican organization between factions led by current county chairman Phil Ragusa and challenger former Congressmember Bob Turner supported by NYC Councilmember Eric Ulrich and his insurgents reminds me of two hyenas fighting over the carcass of a dead animal, in this case remnants of the […]
Check back here for continuing Election Day coverage from the casting of ballots to the election results. 11: 41 p.m.: According to the New York Times, Melinda Katz has been projected the winner of the Queens borough president race, and the following City Council candidates have also been projected as winners: District 19: Democrat Paul […]
As the clock ticks closer to the general election on Tuesday, November 5, The Courier, in our continuing election coverage, brings you our voters’ guide. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Be sure to cast your ballot for mayor, public advocate, city comptroller, borough president, city council and even judges. According to the Board […]
Two City Council incumbents from Queens were not endorsed by the city’s largest public employee union because they did not apply for the nod, the union said. DC 37 released its endorsements for the November general election last Wednesday, which included multiple sitting councilmembers in the borough and candidates who won primaries in September. Left […]
The race for the City Council District 27 seat is not yet over. Sondra Peeden ran in the Democratic primary only to come in last place out of six candidates, according to unofficial results. After the tallies came in, Peeden switched gears. The full-time candidate is continuing the race, but on the Independence line. “I […]
As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the City Council District 27 primary candidates (St. Albans, Hollis, Cambria Heights, Jamaica , Baisley Park, Addisleigh Park;parts of […]
I write to support efforts to override the mayor’s veto of two pieces of legislation important to our community and city – the bills known as the Community Safety Act. I joined a rally of concerned councilmembers, justice advocates and community members on July 18 to make clear my support and help push back against […]
MAYOR Philanthropist George Soros and State Senator Liz Krueger endorsed Bill de Blasio. Sandra Fluke, a women’s rights activist, endorsed Christine Quinn. PUBLIC ADVOCATE The Reverend Floyd Flake, the New York City Police Benevolent Association and the Uniformed Firefighters Association endorsed Cathy Guerriero. El Diario and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union endorsed […]
The city’s Campaign Finance Board has posted the following filings for 2013 city and Queens races. Candidates collected these net contributions from May 12 to July 11. Disclosure statements were due July 15. MAYOR* Adolfo Carrion, Jr.: $1,157,055 John Catsimatidis: $4,018,585 Bill de Blasio: $4,141,972 Joe Lhota: $1,798,839 John Liu: $3,389,446 Christine Quinn: $7,637,577 Bill […]