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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/04/2014 at 7:19AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High 36. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday Night: Cloudy with heavy snow developing late. Low around 30. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.

Paul Vallone claims victory in contentious District 19 race
Paul Vallone claims victory in contentious District 19 race
Politics Melissa Chan 9/11/2013 at 1:33AM

Attorney Paul Vallone declared he came out on top in a contentious Democratic primary race to replace scandal-scarred Councilmember Dan Halloran. Vallone defeated his four opponents by taking about 31 percent of the vote on September 10, according to unofficial results. With nearly 99 percent of precincts reporting, Vallone won 2,723 votes, while runner-up candidate [...]

Rory Lancman wins landslide victory in District 24
Rory Lancman wins landslide victory in District 24
Politics Melissa Chan 9/11/2013 at 1:11AM

Former Assemblymember Rory Lancman swept his Democratic primary race Tuesday and moved one step further to winning an open City Council seat. Lancman, 44, won the District 24 Democratic primary in a landslide victory on September 10. The Fresh Meadows attorney beat out his opponents, Andrea Veras and Mujib Rahman, with nearly 62 percent of [...]

Flushing Democrat Paul Graziano officially starts District 19 campaign
Flushing Democrat Paul Graziano officially starts District 19 campaign
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/25/2013 at 4:05PM

A Flushing urban planner officially joined District 19’s City Council race while another candidate bowed out. Democrat Paul Graziano kicked off his campaign on March 25 at Bowne Park to unseat Republican incumbent Councilmember Dan Halloran. “My campaign is very simple. Protect your neighborhood. Do no harm,” said Graziano, a lifelong North Flushing resident. “It’s [...]

Clark defeats Vanel in Assembly District 33
Clark defeats Vanel in Assembly District 33
News Alexa Altman 9/14/2012 at 1:41PM

Assembly hopeful Clyde Vanel only garnered 37 percent of the vote against incumbent Barbara Clark, who took primary night with 63 percent. Winner Clark thanked her constituents and immediately returned her focus to fixing issues in her district. “I am gratified by the voters’ continued support of my service and record,” said Clark. The incumbent [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 9/14/2012 at 10:08AM

Today’s Forecast Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 6 to 11 mph. Friday night: Scattered showers, mainly after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Event of the Day: A Tribute to Lena Horne and Nina Simone Seven-time [...]

Six-time incumbent Stavisky claims victory over Messer in primary
Six-time incumbent Stavisky claims victory over Messer in primary
News Melissa Chan 9/14/2012 at 2:15AM

Incumbent State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky will fight to keep her seat in the general election after claiming victory in the highly contentious District 16 primary race last week. “I think we sent a positive message that there are issues that are important to us as Democrats,” Stavisky said during her victory party at the [...]

Kim takes 40th District race by less than 200 votes
Kim takes 40th District race by less than 200 votes
News Billy Rennison 9/14/2012 at 1:27AM

Ron Kim fought off four other competitors in a tight primary race to secure the Democratic nod in the 40th Assembly District. Kim collected 27 percent of the 4,182 ballots cast; just 162 votes ahead of second place finisher Yen Chou and 204 more than third place Ethel Chen, according to unofficial results. Myungsuk Lee [...]

Messer refuses to give up fight
Messer refuses to give up fight
News Alexa Altman 9/14/2012 at 1:11AM

It was a fight not easily conceded. State Senate hopeful John Messer refused to back down after opponent Toby Ann Stavisky reported winning numbers during the primary race for the 16th District. Messer said a hard hit in the south Flushing neighborhood of Electchester — a Stavisky-favored area — caused his influence to dwindle at [...]

Nily Rozic bests Jerry Iannece in 25th District race
Nily Rozic bests Jerry Iannece in 25th District race
News Melissa Chan 9/14/2012 at 1:10AM

First-time candidate Nily Rozic of the 25th Assembly District is one step closer to Albany after overtaking her Queens County Democratic Party-backed opponent by close to 500 votes last week, according to unofficial results. “This campaign reveals the true believers, the true Democrats, the true feminists, the true progressives, the true reformers and really the [...]