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Political Candidates Required to Get Signatures to Be on the Ballot: Court Ruling

Feb. 23, 2021 By Christina Santucci A state supreme court justice has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nearly 100 political candidates that sought to cancel the requirements for in-person signatures required to get on the ballot. The group of more than 100 plaintiffs, including about a dozen Queens candidates, filed suit Feb. 8 against Governor… Read more »

Record Number of Residents Apply for Community Board Positions

Feb. 23, 2021 By Christina Santucci The number of applications for a seat on a community board in Queens went up by more than 56 percent this year. The borough president received 931 applications for the unpaid positions, up from 595 in 2020. The number was an all-time high, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards said…. Read more »

Movie Theaters Can Reopen March 5 at 25 Percent Capacity: Cuomo

Feb. 22, 2021 By Christina Santucci New Yorkers will soon be able to watch the latest movie on the big screen. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that theaters in New York City will be able to open at 25 percent of normal capacity beginning March 5. The state, however, will limit each screening to 50… Read more »

Hearing Held Over Lawsuit Challenging Ballot Requirements

Feb. 22, 2021 By Christina Santucci A Supreme Court justice is now weighing in on a lawsuit brought by more than 100 political candidates and their supporters — asking that the requirements to collect in-person signatures to get on the ballot be waived. State Supreme Court Justice Frank P. Nervo presided over a hearing about… Read more »

Man Released After Being Arrested for Shoving Asian Woman on Flushing Street: DA

Feb. 19, 2021 By Christian Murray The man who was arrested Thursday for assaulting a 52-year-old Asian woman on a Flushing street was released from custody early this morning. Patrick Mateo, 47, who was charged with assault and harassment, was released this morning at around 3 a.m. without bail, according to the Queens District Attorney’s… Read more »

De Blasio Says He Believes Ron Kim ‘100 Percent,’ Accuses Cuomo of Bullying

Feb. 18, 2021 By Christian Murray The feud between Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio appears to have been ratcheted up a notch—with the mayor accusing Cuomo of bullying Queens Assemblyman Ron Kim. The mayor said that he “100 percent” believes Kim’s account of the dispute the Assemblyman has had with Cuomo. Kim… Read more »

Op-Ed: New York’s Dying Small Businesses Need Reform, Not Just Relief

Feb. 15, 2021 Op-Ed By Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer Long before COVID hit New York City, small businesses were struggling to compete against big box retailers with exorbitant commercial rents on the rise. Before the pandemic, commercial rents had gone up by 22 percent on average. Vacant space had doubled in the decade leading up… Read more »