Politics

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Little Neck

Weprin camp owes $350K for ‘09 race

State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) personally owes more than $28,000 in penalties while his former campaign committee must repay $325,561 in public funds after the city Campaign Finance Board reported several violations from his 2009 run for city comptroller. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

Forest Hills

Former Comptroller Alan Hevesi released on parole after prison stint

Former New York State comptroller Alan Hevesi, convicted in a state pension fund corruption scandal, was released from prison on Wednesday, said the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Comment.
Astoria

Vallone challenges field for boro prez

Throwing his hat into a crowded field, City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) announced Tuesday he would be running for borough president. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

No Holds Barred

Ultra-Orthodox Jews return to Democratic fold

PAPEs — political analysts, pundits and experts — tell us that after many years of close (and sometimes publicly scrutinized, but we will get to that later) relationships with the Brooklyn Democratic Party and the Brooklyn district attorney, the ultra-Orthodox Jews in that borough were told by their leaders to vote for a Republican in the special election last year to fill a vacated congressional seat, which had been held by a Democrat in what was called “a safe district.” Comments (3).

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