Christine Quinn

Poll: Anthony Weiner places second in potential Democratic mayoral run
Poll: Anthony Weiner places second in potential Democratic mayoral run
Politics Queens Courier Staff 4/17/2013 at 11:45AM

An Anthony Weiner mayoral run could mix up the Democratic primary, a new poll found. The former Queens congressmember, who resigned in disgrace after sending lewd pictures over Twitter, placed second in a recent NBC New York/Marist poll. According to the results, 15 percent of voters would elect him as the Democratic mayoral candidate, behind [...]

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/12/2013 at 7:55AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 52. Windy. Winds from the East at 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible. Friday night: Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/10/2013 at 8:23AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 77. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Wednesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 52. [...]

City Council strips Dan Halloran of funding power
City Council strips Dan Halloran of funding power
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/09/2013 at 5:24PM

The City Council has voted to strip disgraced Councilmember Dan Halloran of his committee assignments and power to allocate funding. Halloran faces federal charges for allegedly playing a key role in a conspiracy and bribery scheme to rig the mayoral election, authorities said. Power to distribute funds in the 19th District now falls to Speaker Christine [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/09/2013 at 8:21AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 75. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Low of 55. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South after midnight. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF THE DAY: A Celebration of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/08/2013 at 8:12AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 68. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 54. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Holocaust Memorial Day Talk [...]

Quinn: City Council reaches deal on required paid sick leave
Quinn: City Council reaches deal on required paid sick leave
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/29/2013 at 10:21AM

Small businesses will soon be mandated to provide an allotted number of sick days, after a compromise on the much-debated legislation was struck last night. Union leaders, advocates and city lawmakers came to a deal on the Paid Sick Leave bill, which has been opposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/21/2013 at 8:31AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast with a chance of snow. High of 39 with a windchill as low as 27. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30%. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 30 with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. [...]

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 [...]