nyc mayor’s race

De Blasio elected mayor in landslide
De Blasio elected mayor in landslide
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 11/06/2013 at 12:44AM

Bill de Blasio, in a landslide victory, has been elected as the city’s first Democratic mayor in two decades. With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, de Blasio won Tuesday’s race with 73 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. His Republican opponent, Joe Lhota, had 24 percent. “Today, you spoke out loudly and clearly [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/04/2013 at 7:27AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Monday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 41. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph EVENT OF THE DAY:  Sunnyside Restaurant Week The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) is holding its first-ever Sunnyside Restaurant Week [...]

The Queens Courier endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor
The Queens Courier endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor
Politics Queens Courier Staff 11/01/2013 at 9:10AM

The Queens Courier is pleased to endorse Democrat Bill de Blasio for mayor of New York. Since taking office, de Blasio has stood for the interests of the middle and working classes, pushing for better public schools, protesting the closure of community hospitals, and generally advocating for a city government more responsive to the needs of outer borough residents. [...]

Lhota gets quiet backing from Queens GOP
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/23/2013 at 3:58PM

Joe Lhota has the support of the Queens County Republican Party, but the mayoral candidate may not have wanted a public endorsement announcement to be made. According to a source, reported Crain’s New York Business, Lhota didn’t hold an endorsement press conference and asked the party not to issue a press release on the backing [...]

De Blasio maintains wide lead in latest poll
De Blasio maintains wide lead in latest poll
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/22/2013 at 10:55AM

The newest Quinnipiac University poll shows Democrat Bill de Blasio still has a commanding lead over his Republican opponent Joe Lhota in the mayor’s race. The poll found that De Blasio tops Lhota 68 to 24 percent among likely voters. Independence candidate Adolfo Carrion received 2 percent in the survey. Lhota improved slightly since the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 10/22/2013 at 7:33AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast. High of 68. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 48. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North after midnight. Chance of rain 50%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Quality-of-Life Town Hall [...]

De Blasio, Lhota face off in their first general election debate
De Blasio, Lhota face off in their first general election debate
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/16/2013 at 7:32AM

Mayoral opponents Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota met in their first debate of the general election Tuesday night. De Blasio, the Democratic candidate and front-runner, spent much of the Tuesday, October 15 televised debate trying to tie Lhota to national Republicans and the Tea Party. “I think Mr. Lhota should be straight up with [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]