Queens Borough President race

Republican Arcabascio to run for Borough President
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/17/2013 at 12:36PM

An Astoria technology professional is eyeing a Borough Hall run as a Republican, making the race for borough president a little tighter. Aurelio “Tony” Arcabascio confirmed his candidacy and expects to receive county endorsement soon. Arcabascio, who ran his own technology company for 13 years, made his debut in the political world last year when [...]

More endorsements for Queens candidates
Politics Queens Courier Staff 4/18/2013 at 12:39PM

CITY COUNCIL The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO endorsed another round of City Council candidates, all of whom for Queens are running for relection: City Council District 20: Peter Koo City Council District 23: Mark Weprin City Council District 25: Daniel Dromm City Council District 26: Jimmy Van Bramer BOROUGH PRESIDENT Former Public [...]

Candidates focus on development at Borough President forum
Candidates focus on development at Borough President forum
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/12/2013 at 3:27PM

Questions regarding development at Willets Point, directed mainly at three of the six candidates, became a significant part of a recent forum for borough president. Councilmembers Peter Vallone Jr. and Leroy Comrie, State Senators Jose Peralta and Tony Avella, former Councilmember and Assemblymember Melinda Katz and former Deputy BP Barry Grodenchik took the stage at [...]

Queens candidates rack up backing
Politics Queens Courier Staff 4/11/2013 at 2:58PM

CITY COUNCIL New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO endorsed several Queens candidates for City Council districts: INCUMBENTS City Council District 21: Julissa Ferreras City Council District 29: Karen Koslowitz City Council District 30: Elizabeth Crowley City Council District 31: Donovan Richards OPEN SEATS City Council District 22: Costa Constantinides City Council District 24: Rory [...]

Borough President candidates making the rounds
Borough President candidates making the rounds
Politics Queens Courier Staff 3/29/2013 at 10:43AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Borough President candidates are blazing through Queens, participating in forums and allowing the community to hear their positions. The six Democrats hoping to replace current Borough President Helen Marshall most recently gathered at the Hollis Hills Jewish Center in Fresh Meadows and attended the Ridgewood Democratic Club’s monthly meeting. State Senators Tony [...]

Borough president candidates pick up endorsements
Borough president candidates pick up endorsements
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/18/2013 at 10:29AM

As the candidates start to get out and campaign, the race is heating up for the next Queens borough president. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., who has led in terms of fundraising since mid-2012, was the most recent candidate to officially kick off his campaign with an event on Monday, March 11 in his native Astoria. [...]

Candidates release campaign filings for 2013 city, Queens races
Candidates release campaign filings for 2013 city, Queens races
Politics Queens Courier Staff 3/15/2013 at 2:48PM

The city’s Campaign Finance Board (CFB) has posted the following campaign filings for 2013 city and Queens races. More will be trickling in throughout the day. Candidates collected the following net contributions from January 12 to March 11. Disclosures were due to the CFB today. MAYOR Joseph Lhota: $731,601 John Liu: $105,775 John Catsimatidis: $15,950 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/05/2013 at 7:31AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 46. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 36. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. EVENT OF THE DAY: 3rd Annual Queens [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/25/2013 at 8:08AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 48. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: RGB by Satoshi Tsuchiyama Inspired by his personal experience with the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, artist [...]

Follow the money: How much the Queens candidates have raised
Politics Queens Courier Staff 1/17/2013 at 1:54PM

The Queens Courier compiled a list of net contributions the following candidates running for Borough President and City Council collected during a six-month period ending on January 11, 2013. Data courtesy of the New York City Campaign Finance Board. Borough President Peter Vallone Jr.: $1,050,646 Audrey Pheffer: $347,951 Melinda Katz: $299,496 Jose Peralta: $134,680 Leroy [...]