Ex-boyfriend of Borough President Katz, radio host Curtis Sliwa, announces he will run against her in 2017
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Updated April 26, 2:55 p.m. Curtis Sliwa, the ex-partner of current Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and father of her two children, announced last night that he would run for her seat as a Republican in 2017. Sliwa, a talk show host on WABC-AM and founder of the international volunteer patrol organization Guardian Angels, attended the Juniper Park […]

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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz sworn in by Mayor de Blasio
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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was officially sworn into office Thursday in a star-studded political gathering. “It’s an exciting time for me,” said Katz, in front of hundreds of supporters and a lengthy list of dignitaries. “I’m humbled and I’m honored to be the Queens Borough President.” The 48-year-old Forest Hills mom of two was […]

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Katz creates campaign team for Queens borough president run
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She’s already held two political seats in Queens, and now Melinda Katz is eyeing a third. Katz, who formerly served as assemblymember and councilmember, confirmed she would be running for borough president next year — throwing her hat into the ring with potentials like Councilmember Peter Vallone. Katz said she was organizing a campaign team, […]

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NYHQ celebrates life
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Curtis Sliwa, radio personality and founder of the Guardian Angels, recalled being shot four times in 1992, then he told of his more recent struggle — prostate cancer. Sliwa was the keynote speaker at the New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) Celebration of Life, which sought to bring together cancer survivors who were once patients of […]

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Politics Aside: Can Republicans hold City Hall?

With Anthony Weiner out of the running, discussions abound about who is the frontrunner to be the Democrat’s nominee for mayor in 2013. Meanwhile, Republicans have been able to elect their candidate the last five outings – even when their guy was no longer a Republican and held almost no core Republican beliefs. So, the […]

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