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Richards holds early lead in Queens borough president race; final results likely a week away

While the Democratic nominee for Queens borough president won’t likely be set in stone until next Tuesday, Councilman Donovan Richards holds the lead in the five-way race with about 96 percent of scanners reported. Former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley trailed behind a close second most of the night, even taking the lead at times. Councilman Costa […]

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Queens borough president’s office to host virtual LGBTQIA+ Pride Month Celebration

The annual LGBTQIA+ Pride Month Celebration will be held virtually on Thursday, June 18, and will be hosted by Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee with Queens Councilmen Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer. “Queens is unabashedly Pride, all day and every day,” said Lee. “The Borough of Families will continue the tradition of celebrating the history of […]

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Western Queens community board chairwoman out after discrimination complaint

Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee would not elaborate on her decision to not reappoint Community Board 2 Chairwoman Denise Keehan Smith, who was replaced by Lisa Ann Deller, the longtime leader of the Land Use Committee. The move came two months after CB2’s district manager Debra Markell Kleinert filed a discrimination complaint with Borough […]

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Quinn, Yin appeal court’s decision to uphold cancellation of Queens borough president special election

One former candidate and one current candidate for Queens borough president will continue their fight in court to reverse Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order that canceled the special election for Queens borough president. The special election was originally scheduled for March 24 and rescheduled to June 23 before being canceled outright. Jim Quinn and Dao […]

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Mayor cancels special election for Queens borough president due to coronavirus fears

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that he will be canceling the special election for Queens borough president scheduled for March 24 as a part of his effort to combat the spread of coronavirus.  At the press conference where he announced that New York City public schools will close until April, he acknowledged that […]

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