Joe Lhota

De Blasio elected mayor in landslide
De Blasio elected mayor in landslide
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 11/06/2013 at 12:44AM

Bill de Blasio, in a landslide victory, has been elected as the city’s first Democratic mayor in two decades. With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, de Blasio won Tuesday’s race with 73 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. His Republican opponent, Joe Lhota, had 24 percent. “Today, you spoke out loudly and clearly [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/04/2013 at 7:27AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Monday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 41. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph EVENT OF THE DAY:  Sunnyside Restaurant Week The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) is holding its first-ever Sunnyside Restaurant Week [...]

Federal court grants stay on stop-and-frisk decision
News Liam La Guerre 10/31/2013 at 6:16PM

A federal court halted the decision that requires reforms to the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk practice. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted a stay on District Judge Shira Scheindlin’s decision, while the city is appealing the ruling. The court also removed Scheindlin from the case. Scheindlin originally ruled the policy unconstitutional in [...]

Political Roundup: De Blasio, Lhota face off in final debate
Political Roundup: De Blasio, Lhota face off in final debate
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/31/2013 at 2:07PM

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota had their third and final debate Wednesday. The debate was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was moved to last night in observance of the Sandy anniversary, Questions about Sandy led off the debate, but the two once again battled over many of the same issues they did [...]

Lhota gets quiet backing from Queens GOP
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/23/2013 at 3:58PM

Joe Lhota has the support of the Queens County Republican Party, but the mayoral candidate may not have wanted a public endorsement announcement to be made. According to a source, reported Crain’s New York Business, Lhota didn’t hold an endorsement press conference and asked the party not to issue a press release on the backing [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/23/2013 at 8:18AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Overcast with rain. High of 57. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Wednesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 43. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Eric March: Cityscapes of Long Island City and Astoria In Cityscapes of [...]

Lhota, de Blasio have heated second debate
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/23/2013 at 7:58AM

It was round two for mayoral candidates Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio. The two sparred over a range of issues during their second debate on Tuesday, including taxes and education, but some of the most heated exchanges came over crime and public safety. Lhota, who received the backing of the Queens County Republican Party, [...]

De Blasio maintains wide lead in latest poll
De Blasio maintains wide lead in latest poll
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/22/2013 at 10:55AM

The newest Quinnipiac University poll shows Democrat Bill de Blasio still has a commanding lead over his Republican opponent Joe Lhota in the mayor’s race. The poll found that De Blasio tops Lhota 68 to 24 percent among likely voters. Independence candidate Adolfo Carrion received 2 percent in the survey. Lhota improved slightly since the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 10/22/2013 at 7:33AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast. High of 68. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 48. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North after midnight. Chance of rain 50%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Quality-of-Life Town Hall [...]

De Blasio, Lhota face off in their first general election debate
De Blasio, Lhota face off in their first general election debate
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/16/2013 at 7:32AM

Mayoral opponents Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota met in their first debate of the general election Tuesday night. De Blasio, the Democratic candidate and front-runner, spent much of the Tuesday, October 15 televised debate trying to tie Lhota to national Republicans and the Tea Party. “I think Mr. Lhota should be straight up with [...]