Astoria Times

Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010

Jackson Heights

Suarezmotta kept off ballot by board

The Republicans’ candidate for the open state Assembly seat in Corona, Humberto Suarezmotta, has been booted from the ballot for failing to file his signatures with a cover sheet, a decision he says he may dispute in federal court. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Ex-Ferreras aide sues for back pay

A former aide to City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) filed a lawsuit against her Monday alleging that he was underpaid and suffered discrimination because he was disabled during the time he worked for her. Comment.
Astoria Times

Amtrak work causing falling debris, rocks

Elected officials and residents in Astoria said Amtrak’s current work on its train lines has thrown rocks and other debris onto the nearby streets, damaging cars and threatening to turn into what they believe could be a deadly situation. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010

Jackson Heights

David Tarloff declared unfit for trial a second time

Despite being found fit to stand trial early last week, an ordered last-minute psychiatric evaluation of admitted killer David Tarloff found him unfit to stand trial, according to the Manhattan district attorney’s office. As a result, Justice Edward McLaughlin declared a mistrial before the jury selection was completed, the DA’s office said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Denis Butler, ex-pol from boro, dies at 83

Former state Assemblyman Denis Butler, who held elected office in Astoria for 24 years, died last Thursday at 83. The cause of his death was not disclosed. Comment.

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