Politics

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

Letters

Put an end to Occupy Wall St.

It is time for New Yorkers to stand up and demand the mayor and NYPD put an end to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Comments (3).

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

Flushing

Liu campaign finance practices questioned

A series of alleged campaign finance irregularities has raised questions about City Comptroller John Liu, the former councilman from Flushing and a possible top-tier candidate to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2013. Comment.
Politics

Former mayoral campaign operative found guilty of looting Bloomy

Queens political operative John Haggerty was found guilty Friday by a Manhattan jury of grand larceny and money laundering after being accused of stealing $1.1 million from Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Comment.
Our History

Our History: Franklin made his name with many inventions, contributions

If Benjamin Franklin was to walk up High Street in Philadelphia in October 1723, he would note a city busy with a population of about 10,000 people. Hard for us to imagine for that period in our history. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011

Politics

Crowley’s fund-raising leads Qns. congressional delegates

As the borough’s congressional delegation prepares for primary and general elections next year, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) has raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars in the last three months and is sitting on almost $1 million, according to the latest campaign finance disclosures from the Federal Election Commission. Comment.
Astoria

Secret sticker cabal frames me: Vallone

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) accused graffiti-makers of putting up fake campaign stickers for him around the city to have him fined and make him look like a hypocrite. Comment.
Political Action

Political Action: Boro GOP must be unified to make meaningful impression

The Queens Republican Party intra-county struggle for control continues. Earlier in the year, it began with the petition drive with both sides in certain state Assembly districts fielding different candidates for district leader and county committee. Comment.
Dishing with Dee

Dishing with Dee: Jefferson Dem Club hands out awards at 101st dinner

The Jefferson Democratic Club held its 101st annual dinner at the Douglaston Manor last Thursday night. Comment.
Letters

E-mail disguised as birthday celebration

Recently I and many other ordinary folks in the community received an e-mail invitation to help celebrate state Sen. Tony Avella’s (D-Bayside) 60th birthday. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

Forest Hills

Haggerty case goes to jury

An attorney for Queens political operative and Bloomberg campaign volunteer John Haggerty, who is on trial in Manhattan Supreme Court for allegedly stealing $1.1 million of the mayor’s money, told jurors during closing arguments Tuesday that the Manhattan district attorney’s office came to a “rush of judgment” in charging the Forest Hills resident while prosecutors claimed key e-mails will seal Haggerty’s guilt. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011

Woodside

Bloomberg says he backs OWS protesters’ rights in Woodside

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a news conference in Woodside Monday that he supported the right of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators to protest, but whether they could stay in the tent city set up in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park is in the park’s owners’ hands. Comments (1).

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