Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011


Fund-raising just fine at Avella bash

I read with a chuckle the complaint from the perennial candidate, who is a perennial loser, about a party for a competent winner. Bob Friedrich complains that an invitation to a birthday celebration for state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) was disguised as a fund-raiser (“E-mail disguised as birthday celebration,” Oct. 20-26). Comment.

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011


Wills agrees to pay restitution, perform community service in 1996 misdemeanor: DA

Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) ended the 15-year-old misdemeanor case against him Thursday at Manhattan Criminal Court, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Ozone Park

Boro pols officially welcome Goldfeder

Elected officials from all over the state gathered at Junior High School 210 in Ozone Park Sunday to pass the torch to the community’s newest representative in Albany. Comment.

Flushing inaugurates first new Assembly member in 28 yrs.

Residents of the 27th state Assembly District began a new era for their community as they welcomed the first new Assembly member in nearly three decades to represent Flushing, Whitestone and Fresh Meadows. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Forest Hills

Convicted ex-comptroller cleans up in prison

Disgraced former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi is collecting a six-figure pension while he serves time in a state prison on corruption charges. Hevesi, also an ex-state assemblyman and city comptroller from Forest Hills, was sentenced to one to four years in prison in April for accepting about $1 million in gifts, including trips to Israel and Italy, in return for investing state pension funds with favored firms that paid for the gifts. Comment.

Liu campaign woes worsen with $527,400 in sign fines

This was probably not the kind of publicity City Comptroller John Liu had hoped for. Comment.
Dishing with Dee

Retired member of boro Dems set to celebrate 100 this month

On Nov. 2, the Bayside/Whitestone Lions Club held its meeting in Paul Vallone’s law office on Francis Louis Boulevard. Those local Lions donated quite an impressive table full of non-perishable foods for needy families for Thanksgiving. Comment.

Impose term limits on Glen Oaks prez

I am one of those ordinary folks who received an invitation to state Sen. Tony Avella’s (D-Bayside) 60th birthday celebration. I was relieved to know what I could bring, as I would never dream of showing up to a party without a gift. Comment.

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