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Poll puts Weiner ahead in mayoral race
Poll puts Weiner ahead in mayoral race
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 6/26/2013 at 11:07AM

A new poll released Tuesday night shows Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner as the front-runner in the race one month after announcing his bid. The NBC New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll found that 25 percent of registered Democrats would vote for the former congressmember in the primary. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn came in second with [...]

Candidates answer questions at Courier mayoral forum
Candidates answer questions at Courier mayoral forum
Networking Events Maggie Hayes 6/07/2013 at 4:46PM

The Democratic, Republican and independent mayoral candidates all came together on one stage for the first time since the race to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg began. The Courier hosted its Mayoral Forum on Friday, June 7 at Terrace on the Park with Democrats Sal Albanese, Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson and [...]

Queens Democratic endorsements: Party backs Katz for borough president, Quinn for mayor
Queens Democratic endorsements: Party backs Katz for borough president, Quinn for mayor
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/20/2013 at 3:59PM

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 5/13/2013 at 7:22AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 59. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 43. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: EXPO 1: New York EXPO 1: New York, an exploration of ecological [...]

Democratic candidates tackle tough issues at Queens mayoral debate
Democratic candidates tackle tough issues at Queens mayoral debate
Politics Melissa Chan 4/16/2013 at 3:27PM

Four of five Democrats running for mayor would do away with stop-and-frisk or severely tweak it if they make it to Gracie Mansion. City Comptroller John Liu, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and ex-Comptroller Bill Thompson said they were opposed to the controversial police tactic at a Queens mayoral debate last week. Former Councilmember Sal [...]

Republican candidate Tom Allon drops out of NYC mayor’s race
Republican candidate Tom Allon drops out of NYC mayor’s race
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 3/18/2013 at 12:16PM

Sunday the Democratic mayoral field widened, but today the list of Republican candidates is shorter. Newspaper publisher Tom Allon announced Monday that he is dropping out of the 2013 race for mayor of New York City. In a statement, the CEO of Manhattan Media said he was withdrawing his bid after acquiring City and State [...]

Comptroller John Liu officially launches mayoral bid
Comptroller John Liu officially launches mayoral bid
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 3/17/2013 at 4:22PM

Comptroller and former Queens councilmember John Liu has formally kicked off his campaign for the mayor of New York City. “This can’t be the city of the rich and poor, of them and us. New York City needs to be one city. One city where everyone gets a fair wage and a fair shot,” Liu [...]

Quinn officially announces mayoral run
Quinn officially announces mayoral run
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/10/2013 at 1:24PM

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 [...]

Former Councilmember Sal Albanese kicks off mayoral campaign
Former Councilmember Sal Albanese kicks off mayoral campaign
Politics Terence M. Cullen 2/05/2013 at 4:38PM

Former Councilmember Sal Albanese, who recently announced he’s running for mayor as an independent Democrat, has high hopes for improving public safety and the city’s education system. Albanese, who represented mostly Bay Ridge for 14 years, said he was building a campaign based on voter needs and not special interest groups. “We’re building a grass-roots [...]