Leroy Comrie

Queens Democratic endorsements: Party backs Katz for borough president, Quinn for mayor
Queens Democratic endorsements: Party backs Katz for borough president, Quinn for mayor
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/20/2013 at 3:59PM

The Queens Democratic Party doled out its endorsements for this year’s elections Monday, giving key backings in multi-candidate primaries. The party backed Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor, former deputy public advocate Reshma Saujani for public advocate; Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer for comptroller and Melinda Katz for Borough President. Stringer’s son was born earlier [...]

Republican Arcabascio to run for Borough President
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/17/2013 at 12:36PM

An Astoria technology professional is eyeing a Borough Hall run as a Republican, making the race for borough president a little tighter. Aurelio “Tony” Arcabascio confirmed his candidacy and expects to receive county endorsement soon. Arcabascio, who ran his own technology company for 13 years, made his debut in the political world last year when [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 5/14/2013 at 7:19AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 63. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 52. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Queens Taste 2013 Queens Taste 2013 will take place [...]

Candidates focus on development at Borough President forum
Candidates focus on development at Borough President forum
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/12/2013 at 3:27PM

Questions regarding development at Willets Point, directed mainly at three of the six candidates, became a significant part of a recent forum for borough president. Councilmembers Peter Vallone Jr. and Leroy Comrie, State Senators Jose Peralta and Tony Avella, former Councilmember and Assemblymember Melinda Katz and former Deputy BP Barry Grodenchik took the stage at [...]

Eyes on possible Malcolm Smith replacement
Eyes on possible Malcolm Smith replacement
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/11/2013 at 10:55AM

The charges against State Senator Malcolm Smith already have the political world swirling with rumors on a potential replacement if the embattled legislator is found guilty. Councilmember Leroy Comrie and Jason Hilliard, chief of staff for Congressmember Gregory Meeks, were both reported to be eyeing the spot. But Comrie, a candidate for borough president, said [...]

Katz campaign raises over $280,000 in quest for Borough Presidency
Katz campaign raises over $280,000 in quest for Borough Presidency
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/15/2013 at 3:55PM

Melinda Katz is taking a lead in campaign finances for the borough presidency as her campaign announced the former politician has raised more than $280,000 in the last four months. “I am so appreciative to our hundreds of donors and their support for my candidacy,” Katz said in a statement. “Our fundraising success is a [...]

Queens schools may be phased out
Queens schools may be phased out
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 1/08/2013 at 4:01PM

For months, the Department of Education (DOE) had been evaluating city schools’ progress reports, noting those that were in danger of closing. The process is continuing, and now several Queens schools could possibly be phased out. This process, which eliminates one grade at a time from the troubled schools, will be finalized after a vote [...]

What City Council members wish for their constituents in 2013
What City Council members wish for their constituents in 2013
Politics Queens Courier Staff 1/07/2013 at 12:18PM

The Queens Courier asked the City Council what they wish for their constituents in 2013. Here are some of the responses: Speaker Christine Quinn: To help New Yorkers still reeling from Sandy recover fully and quickly, & rebuild New York City to protect New Yorkers from the impact of climate change. Daniel Dromm: To see comprehensive immigration reform including the Uniting American Families Act (for families headed [...]

Avella announces borough president run
Avella announces borough president run
News Melissa Chan 11/28/2012 at 8:47AM

A northeast Queens legislator has joined the large circle of Democrats vying for next year’s borough presidency. State Senator Tony Avella, 61, announced he will run to replace outgoing Borough President Helen Marshall. “I think Queens needs a voice, and I don’t think we’ve had that,” said Avella, who won re-election to his Senate seat [...]

MCU cuts ribbon on southeast Queens facility
MCU cuts ribbon on southeast Queens facility
Business Toni Cimino 9/01/2012 at 2:45AM

Municipal Credit Union (MCU) has expanded its footprint in Queens with the opening of its new branch in Springfield Gardens. Congressmember Gregory Meeks, Assemblymember William Scarborough, Councilmember Leroy Comrie, and District Leader Elmer Blackburne joined MCU president/CEO Kam Wong and board chair Mark S. Brantley in cutting the ribbon on the new full-service Springfield Gardens [...]