State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) cannot get his name off the ballot for borough president despite his surprising announcement last week that he would drop out of the race. The outspoken senator issued a statement Aug. 14 indicating he wanted to focus on his current job in Albany rather than continue down the home stretch [...]
City Comptroller John Liu wants to legalize marijuana possession in the city, although the proposal would likely have the least impact on Queens, which already logs the fewest arrests per capita than any other borough. Liu, who is running for mayor, released a study last week advocating for taxing and regulating the sale of cannabis [...]
By Joe Anuta The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association endorsed City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) for borough president Tuesday. Union President Patrick Lynch ascended the steps of Borough Hall to give Vallone the nod, the campaign said in a statement. “Peter Vallone Jr. has always stood up for our police officers, no matter the political consequences. [...]
By Joe Anuta City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) was set to open a campaign office in Jamaica to augment his run for Queens borough president Thursday. The political outpost, located at 161-10 Jamaica Ave. suite 419, will open its doors at 6 p.m.
In an unexpected move,.State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) dropped out of the race for Queens borough president Wednesday.
City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) endorsed Melinda Katz for borough president Monday, a month after he dropped out of the race himself. “Through the years we served together in the City Council, I have witnessed, time and again, the dedication that Melinda Katz has shown advocating for Queens,” he said. Katz is backed by [...]