John Catsimatidis

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 [...]

Anthony Weiner responds to sexting allegations
Anthony Weiner responds to sexting allegations
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 7/23/2013 at 5:10PM

Anthony Weiner’s sex scandal troubles are ready for their own comeback. The Dirty, a gossip and satire website, is claiming that the mayoral candidate’s sexting did not end with his June 2011 resignation from Congress. But this time, Weiner is not denying the allegations. In a statement released today, he said some of the claims [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/19/2013 at 6:30AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 95F with a heat index of 100F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Classic Film Fridays A Better Jamaica presents The Spy Who Loved Me. James Bond joins [...]

Actor Tony Lo Bianco to take Queens stage as Fiorello LaGuardia
Actor Tony Lo Bianco to take Queens stage as Fiorello LaGuardia
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 6/14/2013 at 10:17AM

Tony Award-nominated actor Tony Lo Bianco will transport a Queens audience back to 1945 and three–term mayor Fiorello LaGuardia’s last days in office. Lo Bianco’s one-man show, “The Little Flower,” will take the stage at Queens Theatre on Thursday, June 20. Lo Bianco has starred in an Academy Award-winning film and acted in television and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 3/15/2013 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 32. Winds from the [...]

Queens GOP lawsuit claims election commissioner wrongly ousted
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 2/20/2013 at 11:37AM

A recent lawsuit filed by the head of the Queens County GOP, Phil Ragusa, and reportedly funded by Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis, alleges that the Board of Elections Queens County Republican Commissioner was wrongly ousted from the position. According to court records, Ragusa, as well as the ousted commissioner, Judith Stupp, are claiming that [...]

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, [...]

Former Councilmember Sal Albanese kicks off mayoral campaign
Former Councilmember Sal Albanese kicks off mayoral campaign
Politics Terence M. Cullen 2/05/2013 at 4:38PM

Former Councilmember Sal Albanese, who recently announced he’s running for mayor as an independent Democrat, has high hopes for improving public safety and the city’s education system. Albanese, who represented mostly Bay Ridge for 14 years, said he was building a campaign based on voter needs and not special interest groups. “We’re building a grass-roots [...]