Federal prosecutors sought to convince a jury in closing arguments Tuesday that two former campaign aides to city Comptroller John Liu were guilty of a scheme to steal matching funds from the city Campaign Finance Board. Comment.
As students in Queens and across the city last week began taking the state’s new, tougher English and math exams, parents and teachers expressed concerns that their students would be graded on tests for which they were not adequately prepared. Comment.
A 24-year-old from Jamaica is facing life in prison after a jury Monday convicted him of killing a store clerk three years ago while sticking up a Flushing gas station for a few cartons of smokes. Comment.
The city is pumping money into the reconstruction of two Flushing Meadows Corona Park soccer fields that lie in the footprint of a 25,000-seat stadium proposed by Major League Soccer, raising questions about the future of the professional sports arena. Comments (2).
Minutes after a car smashed into a Willets Point body shop Tuesday afternoon, killing one worker and injuring two others, police said, a motorist raced to the bloody scene to give crucial medical attention. Comment.
Some borough advocates of federal immigration reform are concerned that a new bipartisan measure to overhaul the current system will be derailed by the Boston Marathon bombings, allegedly carried out by two young men who immigrated to the United States from Kyrgyzstan. Comments (1).
A secretly recorded video showing city Comptroller John Liu at a fund-raiser was shown in federal court this week during the trial of the lawmaker’s former aides who are accused of funneling illegal contributions to his mayoral campaign. Comment.