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Council District 24 contender Alex Blishteyn is the ‘citizen candidate’
Council District 24 contender Alex Blishteyn is the ‘citizen candidate’
Politics Melissa Chan 6/27/2013 at 12:32PM

A Fresh Meadows attorney wants to breathe life back into stunted small businesses in his district. Alex Blishteyn, a Republican candidate for City Council, said he has seen too many shops close their shutters in the 23 years he has lived in District 24. “I remember that area when small businesses were flourishing,” he said. [...]

Former City Council candidate Kevin Kim won’t run for office this year
Former City Council candidate Kevin Kim won’t run for office this year
Politics Melissa Chan 6/06/2013 at 3:53PM

Former City Council candidate Kevin Kim announced he would not run for any office this year. The Democrat had mulled a run in the 19th District to replace Republican incumbent Councilmember Dan Halloran, who is not seeking re-election while he fights federal corruption charges. Kim lost a 2009 election to Halloran. “After serious consideration, I [...]

Flushing Democrat Paul Graziano officially starts District 19 campaign
Flushing Democrat Paul Graziano officially starts District 19 campaign
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/25/2013 at 4:05PM

A Flushing urban planner officially joined District 19’s City Council race while another candidate bowed out. Democrat Paul Graziano kicked off his campaign on March 25 at Bowne Park to unseat Republican incumbent Councilmember Dan Halloran. “My campaign is very simple. Protect your neighborhood. Do no harm,” said Graziano, a lifelong North Flushing resident. “It’s [...]

Weprin fined for comptroller campaign violations
Weprin fined for comptroller campaign violations
News Melissa Chan 12/05/2012 at 3:43PM

A state legislator was penalized thousands of dollars after the city determined his run for comptroller was fraught with violations. According to the city’s Campaign Finance Board (CFB), Assemblymember David Weprin owes $28,184 in total penalties and $325,561 in public funds repayments for a dozen violations his failed election campaign for comptroller committed in 2009. [...]

Bloomberg endorses Obama for president
Bloomberg endorses Obama for president
News Billy Rennison 11/01/2012 at 3:14PM

On the heels of the worst storm in the city’s history, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his endorsement of Barack Obama for president citing his leadership in climate change and potential to bridge both parties. Bloomberg said Hurricane Sandy “brought the stakes of Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief,”  in an op-ed for Bloomberg View and re-published on [...]

One night, two debates, many issues
One night, two debates, many issues
Central Terence M. Cullen 10/23/2012 at 12:40PM

In a matter of hours, at two separate debates, incumbent State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Councilmember Eric Ulrich argued over issues including stop-and-frisk and discretionary funds, while both agreed on more help for small businesses — albeit through varying means. The first debate, at Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach on Thursday, October 18, [...]

October 12 last day to register for general election, mayoral primary
October 12 last day to register for general election, mayoral primary
News Billy Rennison 10/09/2012 at 8:17AM

If you want to cast a ballot in this year’s presidential election — or next year’s mayoral primary — October 12 is the last day to register to vote. New York ranks near the bottom of the country in voter registration; less than 64 percent of eligible residents are registered to vote, ranking the state [...]

Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races
Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races
News Queens Courier Staff 9/13/2012 at 12:30PM

7 p.m.  Members of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association and officials from the United Federation of Teachers hit the streets today campaigning for Assemblymember Mike Miller in the 38th District. “When an elected official like Mike stands up for his constituents, we hope on election day his constituents stand up for him,” said Dermot Smyth, [...]

Romney officially receives Republican nomination
News Queens Courier Staff 8/28/2012 at 7:02PM

With the end of 50 states’ roll call, Mitt Romney is now the official presidential nominee of the Republican Party. Romney reached the 1,144 delegates needed for the nomination shortly before 6 p.m. as each state took the podium announcing their delegate totals. The Tampa convention, delayed due to Hurricane Isaac, livened up as the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/25/2012 at 7:40AM

EVENT of the DAY: Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet”  Come enjoy a summer night with the Bard. Queens-based Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents a free performance of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy “Hamlet” at the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows. [Click here for more info or submit your events] Former Assemblyman Jimmy Meng charged with fraud  Former State [...]