NYC mayoral race

Liu confident going into mayoral primary
Liu confident going into mayoral primary
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 8/13/2013 at 2:15PM

This pol is out to prove the polls wrong come the fall primary. Mayoral candidate and City Comptroller John Liu still believes he can win the Democratic nomination even though recent polls put him well behind his opponents. “I have a very clear shot of winning on September 10,” said Liu when he recently sat [...]

Mayoral candidates take on tech at forum
Mayoral candidates take on tech at forum
Politics Liam La Guerre 6/20/2013 at 10:32AM

Mayoral candidates discussed ways to improve the city’s booming technology industry during the Mayoral Tech Policy Forum on June 17 at the Museum of the Moving Image. The Coalition for Queens, which fosters the tech community in the borough, hosted the event. It brought out more than 100 techies. “Technology affects everything from all the [...]

Anthony Weiner speaks with The Queens Courier
Anthony Weiner speaks with The Queens Courier
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 5/28/2013 at 6:26PM

A few days after announcing his candidacy for New York City mayor via a YouTube video, Anthony Weiner returned to the Queens community he represented for over a decade in Congress to sit down with several weekly papers including The Courier. “Community papers have been a fundamental part of the way that I’ve always wanted [...]

Halloran, Smith enter not guilty pleas
Halloran, Smith enter not guilty pleas
Politics Melissa Chan 4/23/2013 at 2:16PM

Two Queens politicians and a borough GOP boss pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, April 23 in a federal case alleging they conspired to rig the mayoral election, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. State Senator Malcolm Smith, Councilmember Dan Halloran and Queens County Republican Party Vice Chair Vincent Tabone face bribery, conspiracy and wire fraud charges. [...]

Indictment in Smith, Halloran mayoral bribery case
Indictment in Smith, Halloran mayoral bribery case
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 4/19/2013 at 7:54AM

A federal grand jury has indicted State Senator Malcolm Smith and Councilmember Dan Halloran for an alleged bribery plot to rig the mayoral race. Vincent Tabone, vice chair of the Queens County Republican Party, Joseph Savino, chair of the Bronx County GOP, Mayor Noramie Jasmin of Spring Valley, and the deputy mayor, Joseph Desmaret, were also named in [...]

Democratic candidates tackle tough issues at Queens mayoral debate
Democratic candidates tackle tough issues at Queens mayoral debate
Politics Melissa Chan 4/16/2013 at 3:27PM

Four of five Democrats running for mayor would do away with stop-and-frisk or severely tweak it if they make it to Gracie Mansion. City Comptroller John Liu, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and ex-Comptroller Bill Thompson said they were opposed to the controversial police tactic at a Queens mayoral debate last week. Former Councilmember Sal [...]

UPDATE: State Senator Malcolm Smith, Councilmember Dan Halloran arrested in alleged plot to rig mayor’s race
UPDATE: State Senator Malcolm Smith, Councilmember Dan Halloran arrested in alleged plot to rig mayor’s race
Politics Melissa Chan 4/02/2013 at 12:08PM

Two Queens politicians were among six officials arrested by the FBI Tuesday for conspiring to rig the mayoral election, authorities said. State Senator Malcolm Smith allegedly bribed county GOP leaders to let him run for mayor as a Republican, according to the Southern District U.S. Attorney and FBI. Councilmember Dan Halloran is accused of setting [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/01/2013 at 7:35AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 54. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Monday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 36. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph. EVENT [...]

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 [...]

Endorsements rolling in for city candidates
News Queens Courier Staff 3/03/2013 at 9:38AM

The following candidates have received backings . . . New York City Mayor Former Councilmember Sal Albanese was endorsed by the Transport Workers Union Local 101 in the Democratic mayoral primary, while his opponent City Council Speaker Christine Quinn landed support from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. New York City Comptroller Manhattan Borough [...]