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 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, […]

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 Electeds Support Community Safety Act

 By Luis Gronda Several members of the City Council’s Queens Delegation reiterated their support for the Community Safety Act last week. Seven council members pledged that they still plan to back the bill, despite facing criticism since the bills were passed last month.  Council members Leroy Comrie (D-St Albans), Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens), Jimmy Van […]

Republicans Bash Community Safety Act

Republicans Bash Community Safety Act

  BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Even heavy rainfall could not stop Republicans from joining together at the steps of Queens Borough Hall in opposition to the Community Safety Act – a set of bills that would oversee the New York Police Department. The first bill, Intro 1079, created an independent inspector general position to oversee the […]