Last week, City Hall News reported that to get the endorsement of the Queens Republican Party, the Bloomberg campaign agreed to back the mayor’s longtime critic, Republican Tom Ognibene, in a bid for his old City Council seat.
The seat is held by Democrat Liz Crowley, cousin of Queens County Democratic Chair Joe Read More
A reader passed on some photos he said were taken Tuesday night showing campaign signs for newly elected Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley are all over the old district office of her predecessor, Anthony Como.
The city is still paying the rent on the building, according to the real estate broker for the Read More
Today is Elizabeth Crowley’s first day as a member of the City Council. After being sworn in in front of her new colleagues, Crowley said she knows what it’s like to be part of a big family.
“My parents had 15 children,” said Crowley, whose father and mother both also served in the City Council. Read More
Liz Crowley, who defeated Republican City Councilman Anthony Como of Queens earlier this month, got a tour of the Council side of City Hall today from one of the speaker's top aides, Ramon Martinez.
Crowley ousted Como after he had been in office only months, having been voted in by a special Read More
I haven’t been able to reach any officials with the city’s Board of Elections yet, but if you ask Republican Anthony Como, the special election in Queens’ 30th Council District is over.
"I won by 38 votes," Como told me this evening. "I feel great."
Also running in the four-way special election were Read More
As of this morning, it looked like Republican Anthony Como had edged out Democrat Elizabeth Crowley to win yesterday’s special election for a City Council seat in Queens.
According to the Board of Elections, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, the results are:
Anthony Como: 2,352 votes (31.71 percent of the vote)
Elizabeth Crowley: Read More
The Republican City Council candidates in a financial report filed with the C.F.B on May 23, Crowley has raised $159,400. Como, who is second place in fund-raising, has $48,230 and has received, so far, $100,826 in public funds [clarified].
Democratic City Council candidate Charles Ober got the Independence Party endorsement for the June 3 special election that will determine who will finish Dennis Gallagher’s term.
“Charles Ober has a genuine affinity for, and practical track record on, the issues and processes of grassroots democracy that the Independence Party cares about," said the party’s Queens Read More
Juniper Park Civic Association, a (surprisingly?) large and organized community group in western Queens, is hosting a debate for candidates in the June 3 special election to fill Dennis Gallagher’s City Council seat, and it will be followed the next day by a forum for candidates in the same race.
JPCA’s influence was best demonstrated Read More
Just because you send out a media advisory about a protest doesn’t mean the event is yours. That’s what City Council candidate Elizabeth Crowley learned on Saturday when she and a handful of Maspeth residents protesting a noisy bar in the neighborhood found themselves joined by one of Crowley’s rivals in the June 3 Read More