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Elizabeth Crowley Concedes to Donovan Richards’ Slim Lead in Contentious Queens Borough President Race

The bitter Democratic battle for Queens borough president finally ended Friday, nearly a month after Primary Day. Though the city Board of Elections has yet to certify election results, candidate Elizabeth Crowley conceded the race to current Queens Borough Donovan Richards, who is seeking a full term after winning both a primary and a general […]

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NYC Voters Wait — and Wait — for Absentee Ballots From Backlogged Board of Elections

As the end of May neared, nearly a quarter million New York City voters had requested absentee ballots for the June 23 primary election, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent applications to every potential primary voter to help limit the spread of coronavirus. New York City’s 243,000 requests through May 29 marked a tenfold increase over […]

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Election Punt to June Leaves Candidates for Vacant Political Seats Seeking Grip

Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for our daily morning newsletter. Gov. Cuomo on Saturday postponed April 28 primary elections for president and Congress until June 23 to limit the spread of coronavirus — leaving City Hall, local elections officials and the governor with freighted decisions to make about filling […]

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Early Voting for Queens Borough Prez Race Starts Saturday Amid Virus Concerns

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Queens residents will be able to cast their votes early beginning Saturday to decide who will become the next borough president. With anxieties about the coronavirus pandemic high, the city Board of Elections and […]

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Who’s After Katz? Race for Queens Borough President Is On

With the Queens district attorney primary finally resolved, there’s a new — and potentially packed — race already on to replace Melinda Katz as borough president. Two Democrats — Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and Assemblymember Alicia Hyndman — have established their candidacies, while up to six others are waiting in the wings. But Tiffany Cabán, […]

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Developers Donate Big to Queens DA Candidate Who Vows Construction Crackdown

When Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced her candidacy for district attorney in December, she sought to stand out as an advocate for workers injured or ripped off on the job – especially on construction sites. “Developers and construction companies will be held accountable if they fail to follow the law and keep their workers […]