Politics

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Hollis

DC 37 backs Smith

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) got a big boost for his re-election campaign. Comments (1).

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Politics

Cahill rips state AG for stand on Cuomo’s corruption panel

Republican candidate for state attorney general John Cahill criticized AG Eric Schneiderman for failing to protect the work of the Moreland Commission, an anti-corruption panel that was formed last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

Political Action

Astorino visiting GOP clubs in run for governor

Recently, Rob Astorino, the Republican and Conservative candidate for governor, spoke at the Frank Kenna Republican Club in Astoria. He seems to be conducting an intense grassroots campaign by speaking at Republican clubs, especially here in Queens. Comments (1).

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

Flushing

Stavisky wins endorsements

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) scored a couple endorsements in her re-election campaign this week. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Ozone Park

Baldeo to appeal guilty verdict

A federal jury acquitted City Council hopeful Albert Baldeo of using fake donors to qualify for matching funds during his failed 2010 campaign, but found the Ozone Park Democrat guilty of tampering with witnesses during the FBI’s investigation, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in Manhattan. Comments (2).
St. Albans

Smith’s allies throw support behind Comrie

Leroy Comrie won the battle of the endorsements. Comments (1).
Bayside

John Liu hits back at Avella over fines

John Liu’s campaign slammed state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) last week for what it said was an illegal use of taxpayer money to attack the former comptroller in their escalating primary battle. Comments (18).

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Bayside

Avella trades barbs with Liu over fines, pension returns

Let the mudslinging commence. Comments (24).

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Politics

S.J. Jung announces small business policy

State Senate candidate S.J. Jung rolled out his small business priorities Tuesday. Comments (2).

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

Ozone Park

Baldeo convicted of obstruction of justice: Bharara

A federal jury found Ozone Park Democrat Albert Baldeo guilty of obstruction of justice, but acquitted him of mail and wire fraud charges Monday, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Cuomo running mate visits Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows’ legislators envision Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s running mate finding green pastures in their eastern Queens district. Comments (1).

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014

Mayoral Spin Cycle

Change has been constant from Giuliani to de Blasio

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said the only thing constant is change, but recently in New York there have been some events that echo those of the past. Comment.
Letters

Avella provides for schools, parks

I have been a Queens resident for 35 years, and ever since state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) became my senator, I have seen dramatic improvements in our parks and school systems. Comments (2).

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

On Point

Bharara should keep up the good work fighting corruption

In just the latest example of New York’s corrosive culture of corruption, former City Councilman Dan Halloran was found guilty of bribery and arranging other crooked schemes. Comments (4).
Editorial

Republican Redux

The Queens Republican Party is in disarray after the death of its chairman, Philip Ragusa, last month and the corruption indictment of its vice chairman, Vincent Tabone. The party has also been weakened by infighting as various factions vied for control in recent years. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Bayside

Avella starts petition in bid to halt Willets Point mall

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has launched an online petition to bolster his efforts to stop developers from building a megamall at the former site of Shea Stadium. Comments (4).

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

Bayside

Teamsters endorse Liu, Troopers back Avella

John Liu and state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) each racked up a union endorsement in their primary battle Monday. Comments (3).

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