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Monday, June 23, 2014

Flushing

Stavisky wins support from teacher’s union

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) scored a number of teachers’ union endorsements last week in her re-election bid. Comments (2)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bayside

Liu kicks off fund-raising

John Liu formally launched his fund-raising bid Tuesday night in his campaign to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Comments (5)
Jamaica

Marthone challenges Meeks in SE Queens

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) is seeking a ninth term in office, but a Queens accountant is trying to prevent that from happening. Comments (2)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Whitestone

Halloran’s bribery case goes on

Northeast Queens leaders are expected to be drawn into the trial of former Bayside City Councilman Dan Halloran after it resumes from a weeklong recess June 25. Comments (1)
Little Neck

GOPers ready for primary

As congressional candidates Stephen Labate and Grant Lally prepare to face off in a Republican primary next week, each hoping to unseat current U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville), the two challengers have each focused their campaigns on similar issues, including the Affordable Care Act, small business and national security. Comments (15)
Ridgewood

PACs play into primary

Jeffrey Kurzon has couched his bid to swipe the Democratic Party’s backing from U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn) in the June 24 primary by portraying the incumbent as an eager beneficiary of PACs bankrolled by firms in the financial sector. Comment

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bayside

Judge calls mistrial for Smith, Tabone, but Halloran case to proceed

A federal judge declared a mistrial in the corruption case of state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) and former Queens GOP Vice Chairman Vincent Tabone Tuesday, which pushed scheduled proceedings past the southeast Queens legislator’s upcoming election, a spokesman for prosecutors said. Comments (1)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Bayside

Updated: Judge to ask jurors if they can serve past planned Smith trial end date

Judge Kenneth Karas plans to poll jurors about whether they can serve longer in the federal corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), former Bayside Councilman Dan Halloran and ex-vice chairman of the Queens GOP Vincent Tabone Tuesday and then decide whether to delay proceedings or declare a mistrial, according to prosecutors’ press representative. Comments (3)

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