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James makes history with public advocate win; Stringer elected as comptroller
James makes history with public advocate win; Stringer elected as comptroller
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 11/06/2013 at 12:25AM

The city has elected its new public advocate and comptroller— Letitia James and Scott Stringer. Councilmember James’ win makes New York City history. As the next public advocate, she is the first woman of color to hold citywide office. “Yes, this is indeed historic because our government must be representative of all New Yorkers,” James [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/02/2013 at 7:57AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 82. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 63. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Shop Alive Astoria ‘Pop Up’ Boutique Local designers and vendors come together for [...]

Letitia James wins Democratic runoff for public advocate
Letitia James wins Democratic runoff for public advocate
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/01/2013 at 10:29PM

Councilmember Letitia James defeated State Senator Daniel Squadron in the primary runoff for public advocate, clinching the Democratic nomination. James received 59.4 percent of the vote in the election, and Squadron 40.6 percent with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, according to unofficial results. “I ran for public advocate because all of my life I’ve [...]

James, Squadron to vie for Democratic public advocate nomination in runoff
James, Squadron to vie for Democratic public advocate nomination in runoff
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/11/2013 at 12:55AM

The race to determine the Public Advocate Democratic nominee is still not over. Councilmember Letitia James, who received 36 percent of the vote and State Senator Daniel Squadron who received 33 percent, with 98 percent of the precincts reporting, according to unofficial results, will go on to a runoff next month. If any citywide candidate [...]

Public advocate primary guide
Public advocate primary guide
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/03/2013 at 10:51AM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the public advocate primary candidates, who they are, what they stand for and what they want to [...]

MTA makes recommendations to improve G train service
MTA makes recommendations to improve G train service
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 7/15/2013 at 3:52PM

MELISSA FERRARI There could be relief at the end of the tunnel for frustrated G-train riders. State Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Malavé Dilan sent a letter to the MTA in January requesting a full-line review of the G train’s performance. In February, the transit agency agreed. With the review completed, the MTA has made [...]

Public Advocate candidate Reshma Saujani kicks off Queens campaign
Public Advocate candidate Reshma Saujani kicks off Queens campaign
Politics Queens Courier Staff 4/26/2013 at 10:56AM

New York City Public Advocate candidate Reshma Saujani kicked off her Queens campaign on the steps of Flushing Town Hall. Saujani was joined by Councilmember Peter Koo as she launched a five-day tour of the boroughs. Of her campaign, Saujani said she wanted to speak for all New Yorkers and ensure everyone had fair opportunities. [...]