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2013 ELECTIONS: District 23

Safety Key Between Weprin, Concannon Over the summer, Reform candidate Joe Concannon decided to run against Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) due to their opposing views on Stop and Frisk. Concannon entered the race soon after the Community Safety Act was passed by the City Council in August. Weprin voted for the act, saying it […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 24

Three Seek To Replace Gennaro As term-limited Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) is on his way out of office, three candidates are gearing up to take his place. Democrat Rory Lancman, Republican Alex Blishteyn and Family Values candidate Mujib Rahman are all vying for the City Council seat for District 24. While Lancman, a former […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 29

Torodash Challenges Incumbent Koslowitz Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz is running for re-election in the 29th Council District, which covers Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens and parts of Maspeth, Richmond Hill and Elmhurst. She has held the seat since 2010, taking over from her predecessor, Queens Borough President candidate Melinda Katz. She was also in the […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 30

Crowley, Caruana Face Off In Debate Incumbent Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and her Republican opponent Craig Caruana fiercely debated issues concerning the 30th Council District at a debate Monday night in Middle Village. The two shared opposing viewpoints on many issues residents are concerned with, including the Knockdown Center and the proposed homeless shelter. Regarding the […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 32

Simon Seeks To Unseat Ulrich Incumbent Councilman Eric Ulrich is looking to hold onto the 32nd Council District seat and be, perhaps, the only Republican elected official in the Borough. In his time in office, Ulrich has focused on quality-of-life issues affecting the district, which covers Ozone Park, Howard Beach and parts of Richmond Hill, […]

2013 ELECTIONS: Ballot Proposals

Judge Age Limit Leads Six Amendments Besides selecting a Mayor, Comptroller, Queens Borough President and City Council member, Queens voters will also be given a chance to amend the law of the land. There are six proposals on the ballot this year that would add amendments to New York State’s Constitution. One of the biggest […]

2013 General Election Guide

2013 General Election Guide

On Tuesday, New Yorkers will go to the polls for City-wide elections, and will decide on a new Mayor, Public Advocate and Comptroller. In addition, a number of local races will introduce new faces to the City Council and Borough Hall. Individuals who registered before the deadline in October will be eligible to vote in […]

Chelsea Clinton Helps Rebuild in the Rockaways

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Before celebrating her mother’s birthday, Chelsea Clinton visited the Rockaways last weekend to do work on areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. The family’s non-profit organization, the Clinton Foundation, returned to the Queens peninsula to continue work the foundation did in the storm’s aftermath last year. Aptly named the “Resilient House,” […]

City Council Approves Restaurant Grading Changes

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Pressure may soon let up for eatery owners, as the City Council has passed legislation to reform the restaurant inspection system. On Oct. 9, the City Council passed a bill that will allow restaurant owners and operators to request a reviewed, ungraded inspection for informative purposes from the Dept. of […]

Cuomo Checks LaGuardia Post-Sandy

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer On the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s landfall in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a tour of Manhattan and Queens, visiting some storm-damaged sites and talking about the road ahead. Cuomo visited LaGuardia Airport to view progress on the East End Substation. This infrastructure project will help the […]