Queens Borough President race

Republican BP candidate Arcabascio outlines plans if elected
Republican BP candidate Arcabascio outlines plans if elected
Politics Maggie Hayes 10/30/2013 at 1:58PM

Aurelio “Tony” Arcabascio, Republican candidate for Borough President, said he has been painted as a Republican “one percenter” throughout his campaign. “I drive a Honda, my parents are immigrants. Who is this one percent you’re talking about,” he asked. Arcabascio, a project manager for North Shore-LIJ Health System, will face off against Melinda Katz on [...]

Katz outlines plan to ‘Green Queens’ if elected borough president
Politics Melissa Chan 9/04/2013 at 11:02AM

One thousand new trees would grow in Queens and government rooftops would be painted an energy-saving white should Melinda Katz win her bid to lead the borough. The former legislator outlined her “Plan for a Green Queens” on Tuesday, September 3 with her newest supporter, the New York League of Conservation Voters. “With a total [...]

Queens borough president primary guide
Queens borough president primary guide
Politics Queens Courier Staff 8/30/2013 at 2:16PM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the Queens borough president primary candidates, who they are, what they stand for and what they want [...]

VIDEO: Vallone releases first campaign commercial in BP race
VIDEO: Vallone releases first campaign commercial in BP race
Politics Queens Courier Staff 8/28/2013 at 1:03PM

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., who is in a tight race with Melinda Katz for Queens borough president, has released his first campaign commercial. He is also the first borough president candidate to come out with a television ad. Peter F. Vallone Jr. for Queens Borough President from Roberts Horowitz Creative on Vimeo.   RECOMMENDED STORIES [...]

Tony Avella drops out of Queens borough president race
Tony Avella drops out of Queens borough president race
Politics Melissa Chan 8/14/2013 at 5:33PM

The once-crowded Democratic race for Queens borough president is now down to two. State Senator Tony Avella dropped his bid for the seat Wednesday, citing “unfinished business in Albany” as one of his reasons, his campaign said. “It has become clear that there is still a lot of work left to be done,” Avella said. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/10/2013 at 7:55AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 88. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Wednesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a [...]

Leroy Comrie announces borough president bid
Leroy Comrie announces borough president bid
Politics Maggie Hayes 6/04/2013 at 7:01PM

Democratic Councilmember Leroy Comrie officially announced his run for Borough President on the steps of Queens Borough Hall, where he was surrounded by friends, family and supporters. “Queens’ future looks brighter every day,” Comrie said on Monday. “We will seize this unique opportunity to use and build on the energy and vitality of our neighborhoods.” [...]

Peralta drops out of borough president race
Peralta drops out of borough president race
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/31/2013 at 1:37PM

State Senator Jose Peralta is dropping his bid for borough president and endorsing county pick Melinda Katz for the job. “I want to thank the thousands of Queens residents and civic and community leaders that I had the pleasure of meeting during the course of the campaign,” Peralta said in a statement. “Your warm reception [...]

Barry Grodenchik drops out of BP race after key endorsement goes to Katz
Barry Grodenchik drops out of BP race after key endorsement goes to Katz
Politics Melissa Chan 5/21/2013 at 6:09PM

Former assemblymember Barry Grodenchik has ended his borough president bid less than a day after being beat for a key county endorsement. “The next borough president must focus like a laser on jobs, education, healthcare, economic development and Sandy recovery,” Grodenchik said. “I am proud to have brought those issues to the forefront of the [...]

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 [...]