General Election Turnout Lowest In Decades

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Last week’s General Election was historic for New York City in more ways than one, but one of those statistics is not a positive. The 2013 voter turnout for mayor was the lowest in at least six decades. According to the Board of Elections’ website, only 1,026,169 New Yorkers voted […]

‘He Vill Break You’

While the final mayoral debate last week was a bit tamer than the previous two, it did feature some unique photo shopping by one of the campaigns. At one point during the final Bill de Blasio – Joe Lhota mayoral debate last Wednesday, Lhota compared his battle with de Blasio to the fight between Rocky […]

Sayonara New York City

To the Editor: In view of the election of Bill de Blasio as Mayor of New York City,  I have one suggestion for all the municipal labor unions who endorsed this moribund Liberal: strike on January 1, 2014 on the expired labor contracts, and see what happens? Armed with the Taylor Law, a Leninist-inspired totalitarian […]

Katz, De Blasio Post Overwhelming Victories

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Melinda Katz will be the 19th Borough President of Queens. The former councilwoman won the seat in a landslide victory on Tuesday night, dominating her two opponents with just over 80 percent of the vote. Republican candidate Tony Arcabascio came in a distant second, getting 17 percent overall. It was […]

James, Stringer Win Big

City Councilwoman Letitia James added to the historic nature of Tuesday’s election, becoming the first Black woman elected to City-wide office. James, a Democrat, had no major-party opposition on the ballot to succeed Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio as Public Advocate. She took more than 83 percent of the vote Tuesday night. James led her closest […]

Leaders Clash On Stop And Frisk Ruling

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, a Federal Appeals court blocked a judge’s ruling that found the NYPD’s Stop, Question and Frisk policy wrongfully discriminated against minorities. While some elected officials applauded the appeal, others have been vocal about their objections. On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

Queens Tribune Endorsements

Mayor For all of his accomplishments, Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves this City facing a number of challenges that he created over three terms. While Bloomberg seemed to listen to no one save himself, the next Mayor should have open lines of communication in order to rectify any number of issues. Discussions about the future of […]

2013 ELECTIONS: NYC Mayor

Bill de Blasio Has Commanding Lead The General Election is just days away and 15 contenders are listed on the ballot to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but Democrat Bill de Blasio has maintained a commanding lead in the polls. As a Brooklyn resident, former regional housing official for President Bill Clinton and with eight-years under […]

Peralta Pushes Licenses For Immigrants

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As Congress debates comprehensive immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) has proposed a bill that would give undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses. “A driver’s license will provide undocumented immigrants much more employment flexibility,” Peralta said. “In moving out of the shadows […]