Joe Lhota

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/15/2013 at 7:25AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 72. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy. Low of 61. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Louis Armstrong House Museum’s 10-Year Anniversary Bash The Louis Armstrong House Museum celebrates its 10-year anniversary at 6 p.m. with a [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 10/14/2013 at 8:21AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 68. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Monday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 59. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Raiders of the Lost Ark Come by the Museum of the Moving Image at 2 p.m. [...]

Thousands march across Brooklyn Bridge in support of charter schools
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 10/08/2013 at 1:59PM

Thousands of parents, teachers and students marched across the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday morning in support of the city’s charter schools. The marchers were also reportedly concerned over some of Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio’s educational proposals, which they feel could negatively impact charter schools if he becomes mayor. Those ideas include his proposal to charge rent [...]

Political Roundup: Schumer backs Vallone
Political Roundup: Schumer backs Vallone
Politics Queens Courier Staff 10/07/2013 at 3:38PM

Senator Schumer endorses Paul Vallone  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer endorsed City Council candidate Paul Vallone for the District 19 seat on Monday. “I have known the Vallone family for decades and their respected name and commitment to public service have made the people of Queens proud to call them their own,” Schumer said. Vallone was recently [...]

Political Roundup: Another poll shows strong voter support for de Blasio
Political Roundup: Another poll shows strong voter support for de Blasio
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/04/2013 at 4:07PM

HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WEB Poll finds support for de Blasio, if not all his ideas New York City voters want to keep Raymond W. Kelly as police commissioner. They want more charter schools. And nearly half of them support the Police Department’s use of the stop-and-frisk tactic. Read more: New York Times Obama: No [...]

De Blasio has 50 percent lead over Lhota in new poll
De Blasio has 50 percent lead over Lhota in new poll
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/03/2013 at 12:37PM

A new poll is predicting a landslide victory for Democrat Bill de Blasio in next month’s mayoral election. De Blasio leads his GOP opponent Joe Lhota 71 to 21 percent among likely voters, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrion Jr. received two percent. Those numbers are [...]

Political Roundup: Today’s public advocate runoff to decide Democratic nominee
Political Roundup: Today’s public advocate runoff to decide Democratic nominee
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/01/2013 at 3:52PM

Public advocate runoff today The city’s only runoff race this election season, between public advocate Democratic candidates Councilmember Letitia James and State Senator Daniel Squadron is today. Polls close at 9 p.m. James received 36 percent of the vote in the September 10 primary and Squadron 33 percent. A citywide candidate must get at least [...]

Political Roundup: De Blasio talks post-Sandy recovery plan; officially avoids runoff
Political Roundup: De Blasio talks post-Sandy recovery plan; officially avoids runoff
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/30/2013 at 1:54PM

De Blasio tours Far Rockaway; discusses long-term Sandy recovery plan Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio toured Far Rockaway Sunday to discuss his long-term Sandy recovery plan with residents and community leaders. As part of his plan, de Blasio calls for supporting community-based disaster preparedness, expanding natural storm barriers and protections, strengthening the city’s infrastructure, [...]

PHOTOS: 2013 Kings of Queens honored
PHOTOS: 2013 Kings of Queens honored
Kings of Queens Queens Courier Staff 9/26/2013 at 5:00PM

Honoring the top businessmen in the borough for their outstanding leadership in business and their contributions to the community, the 2013 Kings of Queens: A Champions Breakfast Awards & Networking Event was held at Terrace on the Park Thursday. In addition to the honorees, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota was also in attendance. “This room [...]

Lhota continues to blast de Blasio on past Sandinista support
Lhota continues to blast de Blasio on past Sandinista support
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/24/2013 at 4:18PM

As Bill de Blasio received an additional endorsement for mayor Tuesday, he faced more criticism about his past support of Nicaragua’s ruling Sandinista party, detailed in a recent New York Times article. The piece, published online Sunday, examined de Blasio’s time in Nicaragua helping to distribute food and medicine in the late 1980s and how [...]