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Incumbent Elizabeth Crowley comes out on top after tough challenge
Incumbent Elizabeth Crowley comes out on top after tough challenge
Politics Liam La Guerre 11/06/2013 at 2:15AM

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley will return to the City Council after overcoming a stiff challenge from candidate Craig Caruana. The councilmember celebrated the win with supporters and family members at her victory party at Woodhaven House in Middle Village, after the race initially seemed close. “This has been a long campaign, but the people of the [...]

Lancman to vie for Gennaro’s City Council seat
Lancman to vie for Gennaro’s City Council seat
News Melissa Chan 11/20/2012 at 9:27AM

A state lawmaker is looking to take his legislative know-how to City Hall. Assemblymember Rory Lancman officially announced his candidacy for City Council on Monday, November 19. The Democratic hopeful will seek to head the 24th Council District, which currently stretches from Fresh Meadows to Jamaica and is led by outgoing Councilmember James Gennaro. “The [...]

City Council seats draw big names
City Council seats draw big names
News Melissa Chan 10/19/2012 at 2:20PM

A handful of political hopefuls in northeast Queens are already mulling over a chance to join the city’s lawmaking body next year. The draw of taking over one vacant city council seat and possibly ousting one of the borough’s only two Republicans in another district has been luring in a number of interested candidates. Councilmember [...]

Where Does Unspent Campaign Money Go?
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Kevin J. Ryan 5/24/2012 at 4:54PM

In this busy political season, candidates struggle to raise funds for their war chests, in the hopes of winning their races. Even with the enormous amount of money needed to mount a political campaign, there is often some left over after the buzzer. What happens to that unspent campaign money? According to the rules set [...]

Politics in the Social Media Age
News Queens Courier Staff 5/14/2012 at 3:21PM

By Kevin J. Ryan As the technology that connects us constantly evolves, the core skill of written communication is the one constant foundation on which good technological communications must be built. However, public relations professionals, especially those working for a public figure, need to be proficient at using all the latest means of delivering their [...]

6th District candidates pick up endorsements
News Melissa Chan 4/20/2012 at 12:43PM

Candidates in the buzzing 6th Congressional District race have rolled out more boosts to their campaigns. Councilmember Dan Halloran picked up support from the Uniformed Fire Marshals Association, while Assemblymember Rory Lancman got the backing of the Communications Workers of America, District 1. Contending for the same seat, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley got a leg up [...]