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De Blasio elected mayor in landslide
De Blasio elected mayor in landslide
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 11/06/2013 at 12:44AM

Bill de Blasio, in a landslide victory, has been elected as the city’s first Democratic mayor in two decades. With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, de Blasio won Tuesday’s race with 73 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. His Republican opponent, Joe Lhota, had 24 percent. “Today, you spoke out loudly and clearly [...]

Christine Quinn endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor
Christine Quinn endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/17/2013 at 1:34PM

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 [...]

Thompson ends mayoral bid
Thompson ends mayoral bid
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/16/2013 at 11:53AM

Bill Thompson’s mayoral campaign has come to an end. The former city comptroller announced Monday morning that he was dropping his bid for the Democratic nomination, throwing his support behind primary winner Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. “If this were a general election with consequences about the fundamental direction of our city, you can bet [...]

Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters
Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/13/2013 at 9:45AM

Bill Thompson vowed to stay in the mayor’s race Thursday night despite mounting pressure to drop his bid before a runoff can be decided. He made the statement after reportedly meeting with key supporters, including Congressmembers Gregory Meeks, Hakeem Jeffries and Charles Rangel. According to unofficial results, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio received 40.3 percent [...]

De Blasio leads primary, but may face runoff; Lhota secures GOP nomination
De Blasio leads primary, but may face runoff; Lhota secures GOP nomination
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/11/2013 at 7:51AM

Tuesday came and went with a mayoral Republican nominee but an unclear outcome in the Democratic primary. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s last minute momentum was enough to secure him a first place finish, but not necessarily enough to earn him the nomination without a runoff. Though he beat former City Comptroller Bill Thompson by [...]

Op-Ed: More than a sleep-over, a real eye-opener
News Op-Ed 8/04/2013 at 11:47AM

GREGORY FLOYD As president of City Employees, Local 237, nearly 9,000 of my members work in developments operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Their work ranges from apartment repairs to grounds caretakers, boiler and elevator services, to rent collections. About one- third of these workers also live in NYCHA apartments throughout the [...]

Weiner falls to fourth place in latest poll
Weiner falls to fourth place in latest poll
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 7/30/2013 at 11:44AM

After losing his lead in the mayoral race in one poll last week, Anthony Weiner has fallen to fourth place in another survey of voters. In a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday Weiner received 16 percent of the likely Democratic primary vote, down from 26 percent in a July 24 Quinnipiac survey, where he placed [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/29/2013 at 7:31AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon. Monday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 68. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in “Breaking [...]

Anthony Weiner loses lead in new poll
Anthony Weiner loses lead in new poll
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 7/25/2013 at 1:07PM

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has lost support among voters after it was revealed he continued sexting following his resignation from Congress, a NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released today found. In a June poll, 25 percent of registered Democrats said they would vote for Weiner and 20 percent said they would chose City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. The [...]

Mayor: Police stop too many whites, not enough minorities
Mayor: Police stop too many whites, not enough minorities
Police Liam La Guerre 6/29/2013 at 10:52AM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg answered critics of the city’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy by saying the NYPD doesn’t stop enough people of color and stops too many whites. Less than one day after the City Council approved major legislation to change up management of the police department against the mayor’s wishes, Bloomberg made the controversial remark about [...]