Christine Quinn

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/21/2013 at 6:55AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Clear. High of 79. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Clear. Low of 63. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: 2013 Summer Solstice Celebration Bring the family and friends to join fellow New Yorkers in celebrating the longest day of the [...]

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 [...]

Northeast Queens residents disappointed by possible pool closure
Northeast Queens residents disappointed by possible pool closure
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 6/05/2013 at 1:01PM

Oswald Egas spent summers as a boy practicing to swim and escaping the heat at the Fort Totten Pool. He later took his own children to the same outdoor spot, telling them “that’s where I grew up.” But Egas’ kids may not be able to share the same sentiment with their children. If the City [...]

As family mourns teen, community expresses outrage over bus shooting
As family mourns teen, community expresses outrage over bus shooting
Police Maggie Hayes 5/21/2013 at 3:26PM

What community leaders are calling a “senseless act of violence” has left a 14-year-old girl dead, a family devastated and a neighborhood outraged. D’aja “Asia” Robinson was shot and killed on Saturday aboard a Q6 bus near Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard. Robinson was on her way from a sweet 16 birthday party when a [...]

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 [...]

City newsstands may sell higher-priced goods
City newsstands may sell higher-priced goods
News Queens Courier Staff 5/14/2013 at 6:33PM

The city’s newsstands could become more than just a place to stop for a periodical and pack of gum. Newly proposed legislation would raise the price limit for selling products at newsstands from $5 to $10 pre-tax. The City Council increased the maximum price from $2 to $5 in 2001, but prices of in-demand products, [...]

City Council passes paid sick leave bill
City Council passes paid sick leave bill
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 5/08/2013 at 4:45PM

City legislators voted today to rectify the New York’s policy on paid sick leave, and now have enough support to override a veto from the mayor’s office. Councilmembers voted 45-3 on the bill that would require businesses with 20 or more employees to give at least five paid sick days per worker beginning next April. [...]

Cops release third video of man sought in string of sexual assaults on kids
Cops release third video of man sought in string of sexual assaults on kids
Police Terence M. Cullen 5/07/2013 at 12:56PM

The hunt is still on for a suspect in South Ozone Park wanted for sexual assaults on young children as cops release a third video of the alleged perpetrator. Police say the perv sexually assaulted two seven-year-old girls in separate incidents on Wednesday. The suspect approached the first girl around 3 p.m., police said, and [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 5/07/2013 at 7:51AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 70. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tuesday night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 54. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. [...]

NYC may raise tobacco purchase age to 21
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/22/2013 at 4:00PM

If City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has her way, drinking won’t be the only thing that becomes legal at 21. Newly proposed Council legislation would raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products in the five boroughs from 18 to 21. The change would make NYC the first major U.S. city to have a minimum [...]