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: Comptroller

Stringer, Burnett Hope To Serve City Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer won the Democratic Primary for the City Comptroller race, ending the hopes of a political comeback for former governor Elliot Spitzer. Stringer now faces Republican John Burnett in Tuesday’s General Election, as they compete to replace the current Comptroller, John Liu. With a workforce […]

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 […]

Looking Back On Sandy

Just about a year ago, Superstorm Sandy slammed the City, causing millions of dollars in damage and countless problems for an unprepared infrastructure. Twelve months later, despite discussions and plans, we are no closer to being prepared for a strong storm than we were before Sandy hit our shores. Yes, we have identified problem areas […]

Republican BP Candidate Talks About Queens

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The son of Italian immigrants and union workers, Aurelio “Tony” Arcabascio, vying for the Queens Borough President seat on the Republican line, visited the Queens Tribune to sit down with the editorial board on Oct. 14. Some of the topics discussed included his top priorities, immigration, education, the Stop and […]

Queens Leaders Slam Proposed Co-Locations

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer On Tuesday, more than a dozen local leaders gathered at the steps of Queens Borough Hall to protest the Dept. of Education’s proposed co-locations in the Borough beginning the 2014-2015 school year. Elected officials, community board members and representatives from the United Federation of Teachers each slammed the proposals, which […]

Beep Candidates Debate in Jackson Heights

  By Luis Gronda   Tensions ran high during a Queens Borough President forum in Jackson Heights Monday night, as one candidate accused another of receiving answers via cell phone.   State Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said that Councilman Peter Vallone (D-Astoria) was getting answers sent to him from a group of supporters who petitioned […]