Monday, Oct. 3, 2011


Avella must care about entire district

I am happy, Joseph R. Maligieri, that state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) responded to your concerns (“Avella cares about constituents,” Aug. 18-24). Comment.

9th District constituents made mistake with Turner

President Barack Obama inherited eight abysmal years from the Bush administration, a housing and mortgage mess and two wars that were funded without a tax increase — something without precedent. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011


GOP may add state Senate seat: Rumor

Republicans in the state Senate are reportedly thinking of adding an extra seat in the upper chamber when the redrawing of district lines are conducted next year. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

Fresh Meadows

Korean college student joins Lancman’s office as intern

The office of state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) is building bridges to Asia in hopes of boosting its connection to the sizable Asian-American communities in his district. Comment.

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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011


Haggerty theft trial opens in Manhattan

Opening arguments began Monday in the case against John Haggerty, a Queens political operative and Bloomberg campaign volunteer who is accused of stealing $1.1 million of the mayor’s money in 2009. Comment.

Avella says Albany suits him

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) may be one of 62 senators, but the lawmaker said he has a stronger voice among his colleagues than when he was on the City Council, where he was one of 51 legislators — 48 of them Democrats. Comment.

Ognibene makes plans to enter race for Queens GOP chairman

The rift between two warring factions of the Queens Republican Party is heating up after former City Councilman Tom Ognibene said he plans to run for chairman of the party. Comment.

Reps loyal to party in vote on spending

The borough’s congressional delegation voted along party lines in a spending measure that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Friday that would have funded government services until Sept. 30 —the end of the federal government’s fiscal year. Comment.

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