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Poll: De Blasio surpasses 40 percent needed to avoid runoff
Poll: De Blasio surpasses 40 percent needed to avoid runoff
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/03/2013 at 4:33PM

The Democratic nominee for mayor could be decided by next week according a new Quinnipiac University poll. With 43 percent of likely Democratic voters saying they would pick Public Advocate Bill de Blasio to head the city, he surpasses the 40 percent needed to avoid a runoff. The survey results, released Tuesday, show former City [...]

De Blasio surges ahead in latest mayoral race poll
De Blasio surges ahead in latest mayoral race poll
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 8/28/2013 at 10:28PM

After taking over as the front-runner earlier this month, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio now has a double-digit lead over his mayoral primary opponents, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. In the August 28 survey, 36 percent of likely Democratic voters said they would vote for de Blasio. That number is close to the 40 percent [...]

Man arrested in alleged interracial attack on Long Island City couple
Police Angy Altamirano 8/19/2013 at 12:43PM

An interracial couple was attacked after leaving a Long Island City restaurant by a group of men who began yelling racial and homophobic insults at them, according to reports. On Saturday, August 17 at 1:45 a.m. Jacob James-Vogel, 37, and his wife Billie, 40, were assaulted in front of 47-20 Center Boulevard, said police. According [...]

Weiner falls to fourth place in latest poll
Weiner falls to fourth place in latest poll
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 7/30/2013 at 11:44AM

After losing his lead in the mayoral race in one poll last week, Anthony Weiner has fallen to fourth place in another survey of voters. In a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday Weiner received 16 percent of the likely Democratic primary vote, down from 26 percent in a July 24 Quinnipiac survey, where he placed [...]

Anthony Weiner loses lead in new poll
Anthony Weiner loses lead in new poll
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 7/25/2013 at 1:07PM

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has lost support among voters after it was revealed he continued sexting following his resignation from Congress, a NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released today found. In a June poll, 25 percent of registered Democrats said they would vote for Weiner and 20 percent said they would chose City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. The [...]

Pols push for sewer upgrades as Queens homes take on water
Pols push for sewer upgrades as Queens homes take on water
Top Stories Melissa Chan 6/11/2013 at 1:18PM

An outdated sewer system is leaving large swathes of Queens vulnerable to serious flooding, according to a pair of elected officials. “Year after year, Queens residents have been fighting the trauma and financial burden of flood damage to their homes and lives,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “We cannot continue to let our working families weather [...]

Comptroller John Liu officially launches mayoral bid
Comptroller John Liu officially launches mayoral bid
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 3/17/2013 at 4:22PM

Comptroller and former Queens councilmember John Liu has formally kicked off his campaign for the mayor of New York City. “This can’t be the city of the rich and poor, of them and us. New York City needs to be one city. One city where everyone gets a fair wage and a fair shot,” Liu [...]

Quinn officially announces mayoral run
Quinn officially announces mayoral run
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/10/2013 at 1:24PM

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is officially running for mayor. The long-term city rep kicked off her campaign Sunday, becoming the second to do so, after more than a year of speculation. “I’m about keeping New York City a place for the middle class to live and grow,” she said in a video officially announcing [...]

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 [...]