Politics

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Corona

Cubans in boro speak of new Cuba-USA relations

The Cuban community in the borough was caught by surprise when President Barack Obama announced moves to restore diplomatic and commercial relations with the island after more than half a century of Cold War tension. Comments (1).

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Astoria

Maloney decries Senate failure to renew terrorist insurance act

A bill to extend the expiring Terrorism Insurance Act effectively died Tuesday when the U.S. Senate failed to reach an agreement to hold a vote before Congress heads home for the long holiday break. The program was created following the Sept. 11 attacks providing crucial federal insurance for the owners of skyscrapers and other large projects that could be the target of terrorist strikes. Comments (1).
Bayside

Halloran sentencing scheduled for Jan. 15

A month ahead of his scheduled sentencing, former Bayside City Councilman Daniel Halloran replaced his trial attorney with one he said is known for appeal work. Comment.
Politics

Nearly two-thirds of New Yorkers disagree with Eric Garner decision: Poll

Almost two-thirds of New York City adults believe the Staten Island grand jury should have brought criminal charges against a police officer in the death of Eric Garner last summer, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll. Comments (2).

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