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Councilmember Leroy Comrie exits borough president race
Councilmember Leroy Comrie exits borough president race
Politics Melissa Chan 7/13/2013 at 8:53PM

Councilmember Leroy Comrie has dropped his bid for borough president, his campaign announced on Saturday. “After careful consideration, my family and I believe, due to personal matters, this is the best course of action,” he said in a statement. “I remain steadfast in my faith and belief in government and it is a true honor [...]

Jeffrey Gottlieb bows out of 6th District Congressional race
Jeffrey Gottlieb bows out of 6th District Congressional race
News Billy Rennison 4/20/2012 at 1:18PM

The hotly-contested 6th Congressional District race that has featured allegations and pot shots has its first casualty. Jeffrey Gottlieb denied the nomination on Wednesday, April 18 and transferred the signatures he received to Stephen Green, a Rosedale resident, the Board of Elections said. The announcement comes just days after the candidates submitted their petitions to [...]

Howard Beach has come ‘a long way’ since racial incident
News Melissa Chan 12/09/2011 at 2:47PM

Twenty-five years after escalating racial tensions in Howard Beach thrust the neighborhood into infamy, residents and local leaders alike say the “tight community” has changed for the better. On December 20, 1986, Howard Beach emerged into the spotlight when a gang of white teens — waving bats and bellowing racial slurs — brutally beat three [...]

Astoria resident running for Queens in NYC Marathon
Astoria resident running for Queens in NYC Marathon
News Billy Rennison 10/12/2011 at 10:54AM

Like many New Yorkers, Salvatore Polizzi had for years told himself he would run in the New York City marathon by the time he reached 30. The decision to run a marathon usually rests in achieving a life-long goal and testing your limits. But the year Polizzi, a native of Ridgewood, turned 30 coincided with [...]

Runners raise funds for Forest Park
News Erica Camhi 10/04/2011 at 6:09PM

Runners — both avid and amateur — came from all areas of Queens to compete in this year’s 5K race in Forest Park. About 172 people raced on Sunday, October 2 to raise money for Forest Park Trust, Inc., which provides Forest Park with free educational, recreational and cultural events. Joining the runners were scores [...]