Politics

Monday, May 13, 2013

Laurelton

SE Qns. group plans candidates’ forums

A group from southeast Queens is hoping it can be a clearing house for the community in this year’s upcoming city elections. Comment.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Flushing

Liu aides’ guilt casts shadow on mayoral run

The fraud convictions of two former campaign aides to city Comptroller John Liu has not helped his run for higher office, but the jury’s decision may influence whether the Queens Democratic Party will endorse the lawmaker’s mayoral bid, borough political observers said. Comments (3).
Jamaica

Huntley sentenced to a year and a day in prison

Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley, who pleaded guilty to taking a bribe and stealing $87,000 from a non-profit, was sentenced to one year and a day in prison in Brooklyn federal court Thursday a day after the judge released the names of nine people she secretly recorded in a bid for leniency. Comment.
Whitestone

Giuliani joins Council race

The field of candidates eyeing northeast Queens’ 19th City Council District seat grew larger this week as its embattled incumbent, who will not seek re-election, faces an ethics probe on allegations that he had affairs with a former intern and former deputy chief of staff. Comments (14).

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Jamaica

Names of nine recorded by Huntley released

Disgraced former state Sen. Shirley Huntley secretly recorded fellow Queens politicians Sens. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) and her protégé City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) as well as six others last summer in cooperation with federal authorities, according to a letter written by her attorney that was unsealed in court Wednesday afternoon. Comments (1).

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