Politics

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Letters

Obama, stop caving in to the GOP

It is hard to believe that our normally cognizant President Barack Obama would think that appeasing today’s warped incarnation of the Republican Party would have them reciprocate in kind. Comments (10).

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Editorial

Voters in Limbo

The question hanging over Queens is what happens to constituents when their elected officials are charged with felonies. State Sen. Malcolm Smith, whose district covers the greater Jamaica area, and City Councilman Dan Halloran, who represents a swath of the north, have been accused of bribery in a corruption scandal. Comment.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Little Neck

Duane joins Dems in race for Council

A former state Assemblyman from Little Neck formally announced his candidacy for City Council, jumping into an already crowded Democratic race to replace embattled Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), who announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Isaac Sasson launches City Council campaign

Isaac Sasson, a Lottery winner and retired cancer researcher from Flushing who has previously set his eye on public office, officially announced he is running for City Council. Comments (2).
Bayside

Catsimatidis holds BBQ for boro office opening

Mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis, a grocery store tycoon, opened a campaign office in Whitestone Sunday with a large barbecue that drew in Republican Party regulars and other supporters from across the borough. Comments (1).

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Whitestone

Halloran will not seek re-election

Already indicted on federal corruption charges, City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) announced Wednesday he would not seek a second term in the wake of new allegations that he had affairs with both a former intern and former deputy chief of staff. Comments (10).
Jamaica

Richards takes oath at York swearing-in

Newly elected City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) recalled the death of a young friend that led him to politics during his community inauguration earlier this week and pledged to be the voice of a new generation in city government. Comment.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Bayside

Halloran will not seek re-election to Council

Embattled City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) will not run for re-election so that he could spend time fighting federal corruption and bribery charges, his spokesman said. Comment.

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