Joe Lhota

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/19/2013 at 8:37AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Clear. High of 75. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 61. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play Get up, get out and come play with Nickelodeon! Youth ages 6-14 [...]

De Blasio leads primary, but may face runoff; Lhota secures GOP nomination
De Blasio leads primary, but may face runoff; Lhota secures GOP nomination
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/11/2013 at 7:51AM

Tuesday came and went with a mayoral Republican nominee but an unclear outcome in the Democratic primary. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s last minute momentum was enough to secure him a first place finish, but not necessarily enough to earn him the nomination without a runoff. Though he beat former City Comptroller Bill Thompson by [...]

Candidates come out to Rockaway Beach
Candidates come out to Rockaway Beach
Politics Queens Courier Staff 8/05/2013 at 4:19PM

BENJAMIN FANG Political candidates recently spoke at the Friends of Rockaway Beach forum, where they affirmed their commitment to address the needs of the Rockaway community. Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner headlined the forum for the district he once represented in Congress. Democratic mayoral candidates Comptroller John Liu, former Councilmember Sal Albanese and Republicans John Catsimatidis [...]

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/08/2013 at 8:12AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 68. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 54. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Holocaust Memorial Day Talk [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Joe Lhota officially enters mayoral race
Joe Lhota officially enters mayoral race
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/17/2013 at 12:41PM

It’s official. Joe Lhota, former CEO and chair of the MTA, is a mayoral candidate. On Thursday Lhota filed papers with the Board of Elections to become the 109th mayor of New York City. This morning on his newly created campaign website and Facebook page as well as on both his personal and campaign Twitter accounts he [...]