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Mayor announces closure of NYC public schools, cancellation of Queens borough president special election

New York City public schools will close this week until April in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. School will be suspended until after spring vacation starting Monday, March 16, de Blasio said during a press conference on Sunday, March 15. He said the the first attempt […]

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Borough president candidate calls for postponement of March 24 special election

Councilman Donovan Richards called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday to postpone the special election for Queens borough president due to coronavirus concerns. After two appearances this week where Mayor de Blasio stated his commitment to keeping the special election on March 24, Richards said that voters should not have […]

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Mayor de Blasio discourages all Queens borough president candidates from in-person canvassing

A day after Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed his commitment to keeping the Queens Borough President election on March 24, hizzoner asked all the candidates for the fast-approaching election to suspend all door-knocking efforts at a press conference on Thursday afternoon. “Door-to-door canvassing should be stopped immediately,” de Blasio said. “Campaigns have many, many ways […]

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Presidents’ Co-op and Condo Council holds historic summit

BY GEOFFREY MAZEL, ESQ. On Feb. 29, the Presidents’ Co-op and Condo Council held the largest meeting of Queens Co-op Board Presidents and members in Queens County in the last 30 years. More than 50 Boards were represented at the meeting from all part of Queens, including many of the largest co-ops in New York […]

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Queens borough president candidates talk local issues and national politics at latest debate

Four out of six candidates who are currently running for Queens borough president answered several questions about education, health and the national presidential race during the “Building Queens County’s Future” debate at Queens College on Monday, March 9. The debate was hosted by the college in partnership with City & State New York, the NAACP […]

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