Election Day

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 [...]

2013 ELECTION DAY COVERAGE
2013 ELECTION DAY COVERAGE
Politics Queens Courier Staff 11/05/2013 at 9:08PM

Check back here for continuing Election Day coverage from the casting of ballots to the election results. 11: 41 p.m.: According to the New York Times, Melinda Katz has been projected the winner of the Queens borough president race, and the following City Council candidates have also been projected as winners: District 19: Democrat Paul [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/05/2013 at 6:52AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  EVENT OF THE DAY: Deconstructed Flowers H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers,” at the Queens Botanical Garden from November 5-January 25. His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique, which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end [...]

Street Talk: Will you be voting on November 5? Why or why not?
Street Talk: Will you be voting on November 5? Why or why not?
News Queens Courier Staff 11/04/2013 at 9:22AM

Yes, because my theory is that everybody has great ideas and it’s good to share them with the general public. It’s good to exercise your right to vote to see the outcomes of what some people are actually saying. David Lipscomb This time no, because it seems that every time we try to make a [...]

Meeks secures 8th term in Congress
Meeks secures 8th term in Congress
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/07/2012 at 2:24AM

Incumbent Congressmember Gregory Meeks slid smoothly into victory on Tuesday, November 6, defeating challenger Allan Jennings in the 5th Congressional District. Meeks, who won with 88.6 percent of the vote according to unofficial results, will kick off his eighth term in the House, now representing the newly drawn 5th District, encompassing all of southeast Queens [...]

Ulrich announces concession morning after election
Ulrich announces concession morning after election
Central Terence M. Cullen 11/07/2012 at 2:13AM

It’s over: State Senator Joseph Addabbo has won his third term in Albany. Councilmember Eric Ulrich said on election night he would not concede to defeat just yet, despite a victory announcement from the incumbent Addabbo. The next morning, however, Ulrich announced via Twitter that he had called Addabbo and congratulated him on the victory. With [...]

Meng defeats Halloran, becomes first Asian American from NY in Congress
Meng defeats Halloran, becomes first Asian American from NY in Congress
Central Melissa Chan 11/07/2012 at 1:34AM

The state will send its first Asian American to Congress after Assemblymember Grace Meng locked up a landslide victory, according to unofficial results. Meng won her 6th District Congressional bid by overwhelming margins, securing 66 percent of votes, early poll numbers showed. She bested her Republican opponent, Councilmember Dan Halloran, more than doubling his vote [...]

Incumbent Stavisky, newcomer Ron Kim defeat Republican challengers
Incumbent Stavisky, newcomer Ron Kim defeat Republican challengers
Central Alexa Altman 11/07/2012 at 1:15AM

Political veteran State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky welcomed in a new generation of local leadership when she and first-time candidate Ron Kim celebrated their general election wins of Senate District 16 and Assembly District 40, respectively. Stavisky, the first woman from Queens to be elected to the State Senate, defeated Republican opponent J.D. Kim with [...]

Thousands voting in tent at Rockaway supersite
Thousands voting in tent at Rockaway supersite
News Billy Rennison 11/06/2012 at 5:50PM

Superstorm Sandy relocated dozens of poll sites including eight in the Rockaways that were housed at a single “supersite” at P.S. 180 in Rockaway Park. A tent was set up outside the school for the thousands of residents from throughout the peninsula who were funneled to the site. Locals came from as far as three [...]

Korean interpreter filling out ballots in Flushing, poll worker alleges
Korean interpreter filling out ballots in Flushing, poll worker alleges
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/06/2012 at 4:31PM

A Korean-American interpreter was allegedly expelled from a Flushing poll site this afternoon after he was caught filling out ballots for voters, a poll watcher said. The Board of Elections (BOE) interpreter — who was identified as a man in his 60s named Sang — allegedly told some Korean-speaking locals at P.S. 20 to cast [...]