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Republican candidate Tom Allon drops out of NYC mayor’s race
Republican candidate Tom Allon drops out of NYC mayor’s race
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 3/18/2013 at 12:16PM

Sunday the Democratic mayoral field widened, but today the list of Republican candidates is shorter. Newspaper publisher Tom Allon announced Monday that he is dropping out of the 2013 race for mayor of New York City. In a statement, the CEO of Manhattan Media said he was withdrawing his bid after acquiring City and State [...]

MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 1:16PM

Following the MTA board’s approval of his fare hike proposal, CEO and Chairman Joe Lhota announced that he will resign, effective December 31, to consider running for New York City mayor in 2013. At the announcement, Lhota said that he would make “no further comment” on his mayoral candidacy until early January, when he will [...]

Op-Ed: Rebuilding our city with private investment
Op-Ed: Rebuilding our city with private investment
News Queens Courier Staff 11/16/2012 at 10:34AM

The recent superstorm, Sandy, has devastated large parts of our city, and while we must continue to help those neighborhoods still in need, we also must begin to figure out how we move forward to avoid this large-scale suffering again. First of all, our power grid is extremely fragile and in need of serious upgrade. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/16/2012 at 7:34AM

TODAY’S FORECAST:  Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 61. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 48. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Live Classical Music A special presentation of classical music featuring the artistry of soloist Lesley [...]

NYC voters less likely to elect atheist, born-again Christian as mayor
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/15/2012 at 11:45AM

Though most New York City voters do not consider religion a factor in choosing the next mayor, a Quinnipiac University poll released today found that New York City voters are less likely to elect an atheist or born-again Christian than a Muslim or a Mormon. According to the results, 30 percent of city voters are [...]