Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011

Political Action

Bloomberg must swiftly put an end to Wall St. protest

The Occupy Wall Street protest continues. It seems that most of those protesters do not intend to leave any time soon unless compelled to do so. Comments (7).

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011


Joe Crowley’s brother sued by GOP official

Attorney John E. “Sean” Crowley is suing a California woman on disability, claiming he was never properly compensated for legal work he had done for her. She and her lawyer, who are fighting the fee, claim his congressman brother’s appointments create a conflict of interest. Comment.

Halloran claims city’s mistreating his district at meet

With representatives from a number of city departments sharing the stage with him at Holy Cross High School on Francis Lewis Boulevard, City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) hosted his second annual town hall meeting, where he sharply criticized the city for what he characterized as either neglect, malfeasance or outright targeting of his northeast Queens district. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011


Queens GOP infighting ends with Ragusa win

A Queens Supreme Court judge put an end to the leadership dispute between warring factions of the Queens Republican Party last week when he ruled that Phil Ragusa is the rightful chairman of the party. Comment.

Redistrict Avella seat: Group

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said there are rumors swirling around that his district may be torn apart when the state Legislature redraws political lines next year. Comments (2).

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Halloran blows lid at Star Nissan

Auto-owners bringing their Maximas and Muranos in for service at Auburndale’s Star Nissan service center were privy to a spectacle last week as City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) stopped by to confront management on a litany of quality-of-life complaints neighbors have registered against the company — and ended up delivering a verbal lashing that left employees slack-jawed. Comments (2).

Dozen rivals vie for six boro judgeships

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown is running unopposed for sixth term in office next week, but 12 other candidates will vie for a State Supreme Court spot in a judicial system that has been tightening its belt amid rising case loads. Comment.
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Haggerty set to be sentenced for bilking Bloomberg

Queens Republican operative John Haggerty, found guilty last month of stealing $1.1 million from Mayor Michael Bloomberg during the mayor’s 2009 re-election campaign, can receive a sentence ranging from probation to 15 years in prison when he is set to be sentenced Friday by a Manhattan Supreme Court judge. Comment.
Queensboro Hill

Meng wants city to have its own liquor authority

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) paid a visit to the Palace Diner on Main Street last week — not to chow down on burgers and fries, but to dish with members of the Queensboro Hill Civic Association about 2012 legislative initiatives such as the creation of a city liquor authority and an English-language signage bill. Comment.
Dishing with Dee

John Haggerty makes promise for a Round 2 in court

On Tuesday evening, state Sen. Tony Avella held a 60th birthday party celebration for himself at Antun’s in Queens Village. It was a rather small, intimate party, but a pleasant one full of well-wishers. Comment.

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