Politics

Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

Jamaica

York alumnus urges youth to make a political difference

A political consultant who helped put major political figures into office is urging York College’s students to make their own mark in the future of the nation’s politics. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011

Letters

Friedrich defends his political role

In a Nov. 10-16 letter to me, Barbara Leonardi asked if my letter to the editor (“E-mail disguised as birthday celebration,” Oct. 20-26), wherein I called for “truth in advertising” by elected officials who send out fund-raising letters masquerading as birthday invitations was “genuine or just another one of your tries at a political position.” In the same paper, Diane Stromfeld characterizes my letter as a “complaint from the perennial candidate, who is a perennial loser.” Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

Auburndale

Halloran uses four-letter video to rally community

City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) was caught on video in Auburndale last month giving an expletive-laced tongue lashing to a car shop, but instead of letting the incident fade quietly into the past, he has worn it as a badge of honor at subsequent public appearances. Comments (3).
Politics

House dismisses Meeks loan probe Ethics Committee sees no violation but will look into another $40,000 borrowing

The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said it will not look into a nearly $60,000 home equity loan received in 2010 by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) after the Office of Congressional Ethics determined there was no reason to believe the congressman violated House rules. Comment.
Forest Hills

Protester crashes Turner inauguration

Despite a disruption from a small protest, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Kew Gardens) was inaugurated Sunday at Metropolitan High School in Forest Hills before an enthusiastic crowd. The first Republican congressman to represent the district since 1923 received support from Republicans and Democrats at the ceremony. Comment.
Jamaica

Wills admits ‘96 break-in, pays restitution

Nearly 48 hours after he sealed his future in City Hall, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) ended the 15-year-old misdemeanor case against him at Manhattan Criminal Court last Thursday by admitting to his past wrong doings, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Politics

Feds launch probe into Liu financing

Federal investigators are looking into City Comptroller John Liu’s current campaign war chest following a series of published reports that questioned the legality of some of his donations. Comment.
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