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Council District 24 contender Alex Blishteyn is the ‘citizen candidate’
Council District 24 contender Alex Blishteyn is the ‘citizen candidate’
Politics Melissa Chan 6/27/2013 at 12:32PM

A Fresh Meadows attorney wants to breathe life back into stunted small businesses in his district. Alex Blishteyn, a Republican candidate for City Council, said he has seen too many shops close their shutters in the 23 years he has lived in District 24. “I remember that area when small businesses were flourishing,” he said. [...]

War chests, war of words increase as primary approaches
News Terence M. Cullen 9/10/2012 at 5:08PM

As primary campaigns for the 15th State Senate District came to a close, campaign funds and mudslinging came to a head. Although Councilmember Eric Ulrich outraised opponent Juan Reyes by hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Reyes camp spent $9,000 more to sway voters before polls open, according to 11-day Pre Primary disclosure reports released [...]

Romney officially receives Republican nomination
News Queens Courier Staff 8/28/2012 at 7:02PM

With the end of 50 states’ roll call, Mitt Romney is now the official presidential nominee of the Republican Party. Romney reached the 1,144 delegates needed for the nomination shortly before 6 p.m. as each state took the podium announcing their delegate totals. The Tampa convention, delayed due to Hurricane Isaac, livened up as the [...]

Malcolm Smith denies Republican run for mayor
Malcolm Smith denies Republican run for mayor
News Terence M. Cullen 8/01/2012 at 3:45PM

Conflicting reports have come out about a Democrat state senator considering a run for mayor next year as a Republican. The New York Post reported on Wednesday, August 1, that State Senator Malcolm Smith, who was the majority leader when the party held the senate, was in talks with the state Republican party about running [...]

A Giuliani connection in the 15th Senate District
News Terence M. Cullen 7/31/2012 at 10:42AM

There are four Rudolphs in the Giuliani family, two of whom went into politics. Rudolph W. L. “Rudy” Giuliani served as mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, and has been nicknamed “America’s Mayor.” Rudolph S. Giuliani, a second cousin, is cutting out a life in politics for himself, currently serving as chief-of-staff [...]

Primary Guide: U.S. Senate
Politics Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2012 at 10:37AM

Name: Wendy Long Party: Republican Current Position: Long is a member of Mitt Romney’s Justice Advisory Committee, teaches Roman Catholic catechism in New York City for the Narnia program, and is a member of the New York City Parks Mounted Auxiliary Unit. Personal Info: Long lives in Manhattan with her husband, Arthur, their two children, [...]

6th District candidates debate hot-button issues
6th District candidates debate hot-button issues
News Melissa Chan 5/23/2012 at 3:10PM

The six 6th District congressional candidates mildly duked it out for the first time during a forum in Flushing — addressing hot-button city, state and national issues, like plans to fix the flailing economy and stances on immigration reform. The hopefuls — Green Party’s Evergreen Chou, Democratic primary runners Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, Assemblymember Rory Lancman, [...]

Halloran is Republican Party pick for Ackerman’s seat
Halloran is Republican Party pick for Ackerman’s seat
News Melissa Chan 3/28/2012 at 2:30PM

Councilmember Dan Halloran has officially joined the race to vie for the newly-redrawn 6th Congressional District seat. The Republican runner announced his intent to run on March 26 at Flushing’s Bowne Park. “I am running for Congress because the president and the Democrats’ policies have failed, and New Yorkers need a new voice,” Halloran said. [...]

Has Obama learned to lead?
Letters Letters 1/05/2012 at 5:47PM

The problem in being the head of any organization is that regardless of the malfeasance of anyone, you bear the blame. With leadership comes the ups and downs. Enduring the ridicule of disappointed customers is one of the prices of being a leader, even in the absence of control. President Barack Obama justifiably deserves the [...]

Astoria Man Charged With Killing Stepdaughter, Wounding Estranged Wife
Astoria Man Charged With Killing Stepdaughter, Wounding Estranged Wife
News Jay Lane 12/06/2011 at 9:00AM

Astoria Man Charged With Killing Stepdaughter, Wounding Estranged Wife A Queens man was charged with a Monday shooting in Astoria that left his stepdaughter dead and his estranged wife injured. Police say Guerino Annarumma, 52, is facing charges of murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon after shooting the mother and daughter in their [...]