Helen Sears flirted with the idea of running as a Republican in the special election for Hiram Monserrate’s State Senate seat.
Now, she’s got a challenge for her position as a district leader. Sears, who’s been a district leader as long as I’ve been alive (literally!), is facing a challenge from Read More
The resolution to re-name a street in Queens after police-shooting victim Sean Bell passed the Parks and Recreation committee of the City Concil just now, four to one.
Voting in favor of it was Helen Foster of the Bronx , Alan Gerson of Manhattan, Letitia James of Brooklyn and Helen Sears of Queens.
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City Councilman-elect Danny Dromm received a subpoena today as part of the federal probe of the Working Families Party, a spokesman for Dromm confirmed.
The spokesman, Will Sweeney, said they are currently figuring out which lawyer to retain in order to deal with the matter. Dromm, a district leader and teacher, Read More
Plans to rezone the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx were shot down by the subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises. When I walked into the hearing in the Council Chambers just now, members had already voted 17-to-1 to “approve a motion to deny” the rezoning, according to Richard Lipsky, a lobbyist working against the Read More
The manila folder attacks again!
A reader passes along a flier that's being circulated criticizing Bill de Blasio, who is in a run-off for public advocate against Mark Green.
It’s the same design as another flier that went around Jackson Heights recently, where incumbent City Councilwoman Helen Sears implied that Read More
City Councilwoman Helen Sears has put out this flier about her opponent, Danny Dromm.
Sears, who represents Jackson Heights, was having an easier time when she faced three challengers, who could have diluted the anti-incumbent vote against her. But one opponent, Alfonse Quirroz, dropped out and endorsed her, leaving her with one major opponent, Read More
The executive director of Citizens Union strongly opposed extending term limits legislatively, and hopes that those City Council members who went along with the rules change face the wrath of voters at the polls tomorrow.
But it may not work out that way. In fact, only a handful of the more than two Read More
City Councilwoman Helen Sears missed an appointment for an endorsement interview with the Queens Tribune editorial board yesterday, according to the paper’s publisher.
According to the editor, Mike Schenkler, her campaign apologized and said that it was a scheduling mishap. Schenkler said that she’s not necessarily disqualified from getting the endorsement, but Read More
Defending the term-limits extension can be tricky.
In a July 30 interview with the Times Ledger, City Councilwoman Helen Sears defended her vote to extend term limits, saying, “You can’t decapitate communities by leaving projects that you wish to move along after they start,” and, “When I’m out of office, nobody’s picking up Read More
Alfonso Quiroz is withdrawing from the City Council in Jackson Heights and throwing his support to incumbent Helen Sears.
The two remaining candidates are Stanley Kalathara, who has raised $67,952, and is active in the South-Asian community, and Democratic district leader Danny Dromm, who has raised $81,087 and was endorsed by the Working Families Read More