Paultre-Bell put on ballot despite signature challenge

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on October 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

Sean Bell’s fiancée cleared another hurtle Tuesday in her bid to win the seat of the late Councilman Thomas White in the Nov. 2 special election. A Board of Elections judge ruled that Nicole Paultre-Bell had acquired the necessary 899 signatures to be an official candidate in the non-partisan race. The 26-year-old was challenged by [...]

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Cohen camp says dead people on voter registration growing pains of campaign

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on September 23, 2009 | No Comments

Former City Council candidate Albert Cohen’s camp dismissed reports his campaign had sent in numerous voter registration forms fraught with errors, including the names of dead people, saying any mistakes were growing pains in a massive effort to register voters who Cohen officials called disenfranchised. “The Cohen campaign registered over 3,000 new voters in a [...]

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Koslowitz paves way back to City Hall with primary win

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on September 16, 2009 | 7 Comments

Karen Koslowitz is headed back to a place she knows well: City Hall. Koslowitz beat her five challengers in the Democratic primary for City Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s (D-Forest Hills) seat as of Tuesday night, garnering 1,834 votes, or 25.89 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the city Board of Elections. The former [...]

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Ethnic tensions, term limits dominate TimesLedger debate for Katz seat

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on September 2, 2009 | No Comments

The six Democrats running in a packed race for City Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s (D-Forest Hills) seat called for better health care and more schools in the district at a TimesLedger Newspapers debate last week during which the candidates also tackled the Cord Meyer rezoning, ethnic tensions and term limits in the run-up to the Sept. [...]

Video of three more TimesLedger City Council debates now available

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 23, District 25, District 29 on September 1, 2009 | No Comments

Full video coverage of three more of the TimesLedger/CNG debates held last week at Flushing Library can now be viewed in full at our sister site BoroPolitics.com. To watch City Councilwoman Helen Sears (D-Jackson Heights) trade barbs with challengers Daniel Dromm and Stanley Kalathara in our District 25 debate, click here. For the District 23 [...]

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Tweeting towards Katz’s Council seat

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 29 on August 13, 2009 | 7 Comments

“Petitioning success!” one online status proclaims. “On the ballot,” a tweet says. “We need affordable housing,” another update reads. From Facebook to Twitter, candidates running for City 60-second blurb, Chain tells listeners that, if elected, her motto would be “how can we help” and that she plans on having a constituent hotline open 24 hours [...]