George McDonald

The Doe Fund to help clean up Myrtle, Grand avenues
The Doe Fund to help clean up Myrtle, Grand avenues
Southwest Queens Courier Staff 7/22/2014 at 10:44AM

In an effort to beautify Queens and support job growth within District 30, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and The Doe Fund announced discretionary budget funding of The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able program.

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 [...]

Six months after Sandy, Charles Park gets clean-up
Six months after Sandy, Charles Park gets clean-up
News Terence M. Cullen 4/17/2013 at 2:58PM

Frank M. Charles Memorial Park is getting spruced up. With Sandy debris lingering nearly six months after the storm, Councilmember Eric Ulrich has partnered with the Doe Fund to help clean up the community park, which is run under the auspices of by Gateway National Recreation Area. Nine “men in blue” from the Doe Fund, [...]

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 [...]

Doe Fund cleans up Broad Channel
Doe Fund cleans up Broad Channel
South Terence M. Cullen 2/19/2013 at 10:39AM

Broad Channel is seeing blue. Nine workers from the Doe Fund, dubbed “the men in blue,” will help clean up a two-mile stretch of Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, as the island still continues to recover nearly four months after Sandy hit. The cleanup effort, which officially began on Friday, February 15, will run [...]

Quinn increases mayoral lead in new poll
Quinn increases mayoral lead in new poll
Politics Queens Courier Staff 2/15/2013 at 11:05AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Christine Quinn’s chances of becoming the next mayor of New York City seem more likely, a new survey finds. A NY1-Marist poll found that City Council Speaker, who has not formally announced her candidacy, is heavily favored by 37 percent of registered Democrats in the city, up from 23 percent in October, [...]

Grocery mogul Catsimatidis announces run for mayor
Grocery mogul Catsimatidis announces run for mayor
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/29/2013 at 2:42PM

It’s getting crowded. The Republican race for the mayor’s office tallied another candidate on Tuesday when John A. Catsimatidis announced he was running for the hotly contested position. Catsimatidis, owner, president and CEO of grocery chain Red Apple Group, parent company of Gristedes, announced his candidacy on the steps of City Hall and promised to [...]

Post: Doe Fund founder to announce GOP mayoral run Thursday
News Terence M. Cullen 1/05/2013 at 4:06PM

George McDonald, an advocate for the homeless, is gearing up to run for mayor as a Republican, the New York Post is reporting. McDonald, who according to The Post paid himself nearly $500,000 in 2011, is joining what is shaping out to be an unexpected Republican primary for City Hall. He is expected to make his [...]

MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 1:16PM

Following the MTA board’s approval of his fare hike proposal, CEO and Chairman Joe Lhota announced that he will resign, effective December 31, to consider running for New York City mayor in 2013. At the announcement, Lhota said that he would make “no further comment” on his mayoral candidacy until early January, when he will [...]