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 […]

Ulrich, Crowley Survive Tough Challenges

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As the General Election wrapped up late Tuesday, five incumbent Queens councilmembers let out a breath of relief to retain their seats. Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) garnered 53.1 percent of the vote, while his Democratic challenger, Lew Simon, had 46.9 percent. According to the polling results, the Republican incumbent […]

Israel Wants Election Moved To Weekend

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The day before the General Election, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) called for the passage of legislation that would change when Americans vote to a weekend. On Nov. 4, outside of the Clearview Senior Center in Bayside, Israel said that voters would be better served by moving Election Day from […]

Counting Chickens?

One City Council candidate is looking beyond next Tuesday’s election and has started the process of filling out his staff. Former Assemblyman Rory Lancman, who seeks to fill the seat of the term-limited James Gennaro in Council District 24, posted a job ad for a communications director on Oct. 17, three weeks before the Nov. […]

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 […]

Amendment Seeks Judicial Age Extension

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer On Election Day, Queens voters will help determine if New York State judges can serve in the courts longer, increasing the maximum age to 80. New York is one of 15 states in the nation that has a retirement age for judges, ending in their mid-70s at the latest. A […]

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 […]