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NYC Mayoral Candidates Vie For Teachers' Support

Newsday | Posted 07.12.2013 | New York

Six mayoral candidates battling for the endorsement of the United Federation of Teachers pledged Saturday to rid the school system of many of the poli...

WATCH: De Blasio Goes After Quinn For Support Of Ray Kelly

Posted 05.03.2013 | New York

A new video from Bill de Blasio's campaign targets City Council Speaker Christine Quinn over her support of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. Kelly and...

New York City To Test Longer School Days

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.30.2013 | New York

The end of summer will be extra bittersweet for some New York City middle school students, who will be greeted in September with a school day 2.5 hour...

NYC Proposal Would Raise Age For Purchasing Cigarettes

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 06.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in the city under a proposal unveiled Monday to make it the most populous place in Am...

NYC Could Raise Minimum Age For Smokes To 21

Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

Young New Yorkers could have to wait three more years before being allowed to buy cigarettes. The New York Post reports City Council Speaker, and ...

POLL: Weiner In Second Place To Quinn

| Posted 04.17.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — It looks like Weiner is on the rise. Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner, who was forced to...

Proud to Be Loud: Women's Leadership & Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn

Liz Abzug | Posted 06.16.2013 | New York
Liz Abzug

Tomorrow I will join a group of leading New York feminists at the Eleanor Roosevelt statue on the Upper west Side to endorse Christine Quinn in her race to become the first women and first gay mayor of New York City.

Spotlight on School Safety

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 06.14.2013 | New York
Christine C. Quinn

We recognize the devastating impact that arrests and suspensions can have on young people, that's why today, the City Council is holding a hearing that will focus on alternatives designed to keep schools safe while at the same time reducing arrests or suspensions in schools.

Quinn Wants One Hour Cap On NYers' Commutes

DNAinfo | Posted 04.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — City Council Speaker Christine Quinn thinks no New Yorker should have to travel more than an hour to get to work. In a speech out...

Making the Case for Anthony Weiner

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The other Democrats in the race, including front runner and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, are respectable, decent, well-credentialed people. But are they the bright lights of the big city?

Quinn Slips In Polls, Weiner Reemerges

| Posted 04.10.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's poll numbers are down following a barrage of criticism in recent weeks — and coinciding wi...

Do We Have to Celebrate Margaret Thatcher? (And Other Women We Don't Agree With)

Keli Goff | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Keli Goff

The question is this: What is our responsibility as women when it comes to supporting, celebrating or critiquing trailblazing women whom we may not agree with, like or respect.

WATCH: First TV Ad Of Mayor's Race Targets Quinn

| Posted 04.08.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Produce NEW YORK CITY — The first TV ad of the mayor's race will hit the airwaves Monday, skewering its front-ru...

Queer Citizens in Cuba's Shadow

Kelly Cogswell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kelly Cogswell

In that island of silence and the meaningful ellipse, blogging is not an innocuous pastime. The government has done its best to restrict internet usage and even skew Cuba's image online by bombarding the web with their own propaganda.

It's Decision Time in New York City

Ben Max | Posted 06.01.2013 | New York
Ben Max

What about the other sixty races of NYC 2013? There's a tremendous amount of power up for grabs in races not for Mayor and we mustn't forget about them.

Quinn Folds, Backs Paid Sick Leave Bill

| Posted 03.29.2013 | New York

By Julie Shapiro and Jill Colvin NEW YORK — Council Speaker Christine Quinn has thrown her support behind the long-controversial paid sick leave ...

Sick Leave Is Healthy Policy

Tom Allon | Posted 05.27.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

As a small business owner, I'm empathetic to other entrprepreneurs -- particularly restaurant owners who say their margins are too slim to extend paid sick leave.

The Mighty Quinn and the Inspector General

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is either New York City's greatest hypocrite or its greatest politician.

Bloomberg Vows To Veto NYPD Inspector General Plan

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — In a politically charged standoff over police oversight in the nation's biggest city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday he'd vet...

Quinn: Agreement Reached Over Inspector General For NYPD Practices

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department would get a new watchdog under a deal city lawmakers reached Tuesday, propelling a plan galvanized by outra...

The Mighty Quinnberg

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York
Alec Baldwin

How do I convey this without offending the gay community, or women who are supportive of more women in politics, or those who believe that Michael Bloomberg was a great mayor for New York? It may be impossible, but here goes. Christine Quinn is not qualified to be mayor of New York.

Quinn's Rise Highlights Tensions Between Parade, LGBT

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.15.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- She's a leading candidate to be New York's next mayor. She's already one of its top Irish-American officials. Christine Quinn is also a l...

Quinn Makes Announcement On NYC Mayoral Bid

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.10.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Long seen as a leading contender, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn formally launched Sunday what she hopes will be a history-making ma...

Let's Hear It for and Thank the Vendors

Hugh Hogan | Posted 05.05.2013 | New York
Hugh Hogan

Last Wednesday, the New York City Council passed a bil that halves the fines that can be levied on vendors. Because of this victory thousands of new immigrants who enrich our city can go to work secure in the knowledge they'll be able to feed their families.

POLL: NYC Cool With Idea Of Gay Mayor

Posted 03.04.2013 | New York

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to dominate New York City's Democratic primary. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released ...