Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Jung builds war chest

Flushing state Senate candidate S.J. Jung has out-fund-raised and outspent his opponent, Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone), but her campaign is not worried. Comment

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Political Action

Late Queens GOP Chairman Ragusa will be missed

The recent death of highly respected Queens Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa has created a difficult situation for the party. Ragusa had led his county organization through one of its most difficult times in recent years. Comment

Stop going after Wall Street

Interestingly, on June 25, the City Council released a joint report — “Thousands of Homeowners Still Drowning in Underwater Mortgages” — which found that private-labeled securitized mortgages, like high-interest and subprime, that contributed to the bursting housing bubble and economic collapse of 2008 are disproportionately high in African-American and Latino neighborhoods of New York City. Comments (3)

Monday, July 21, 2014

St. Albans

Miller gives $1 million to constituents to spend

How would you spend $1 million of tax money in your neighborhood? Comments (5)

Supreme Court ruling wrong for unions

The U.S. Supreme Court made a wrong decision when it ruled that some public workers who benefit from union negotiations and protections do not need to bother paying for them. Comment

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Howard Beach

Ognibene out of Senate race

Former City Councilman Thomas Ognibene filed paperwork declining to run on the Republican and Conservative tickets for state Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr.’s (D-Hoard Beach) seat, the city Board of Elections said. Comment

Vanel drops out of state Senate race

Small businessman Clyde Vanel announced Monday he would not pursue the state Senate seat currently held by Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) and sought by former City Councilman Leroy Comrie. Comments (3)

Three Queens Asian leaders endorse Schneiderman

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), state Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) and City Council members Margaret Chin (D-) and Peter Koo (D-Flushing) have announced that they will endorse state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for re-election. Comment

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Bring every troop home now

The shear dishonesty, let alone outright absence of patriotism, of even questioning the exchange of five uncharged terrorists for one American soldier is disgusting, and those shameless dissidents who are condemning President Barack Obama for doing so should hang their heads if they are not in fact devoid of shame. Comments (2)

Friday, July 18, 2014


U.S. Rep. Israel backs Avella in state Senate race

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) announced Friday he will be backing state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in his primary fight against former city Comptroller John Liu. Comments (26)
Little Neck

Lally edges Labate by 11 votes to win GOP primary

More than three weeks after the election, a congressional primary between two Republican candidates in northeast Queens finally has a winner. Comments (3)

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Halloran speaks to jurors at his federal corruption case

Former Whitestone City Councilman Daniel Halloran assumed the witness stand in his federal corruption trial Thursday, saying a statement he made about money being the prime motivator in politics was taken out of context by prosecutors who have made it a catch phase of the corruption case. Comment

Beltrani assumes boro GOP post, but second faction disputes move

Does the Queens GOP have a new king? Comments (2)

Liu pulls in $508K for coffers

Former city Comptroller John Liu has flexed his fund-raising chops in his young campaign to oust state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), amassing more than $508,000 in his first campaign finance filing. Comments (5)
Jackson Heights

Jax Hts district leader race grows heated on Facebook

This is not your mother’s Democratic district leader race. Comments (1)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Cooperating witness takes stand in Dan Halloran’s corruption trial

Former City Councilman Dan Halloran’s attorney questioned an upstate developer cooperating with the government about whether his first meeting with the Bayside Republican breached FBI protocol and whether he celebrated the legislator’s arrest with a trip to Florida. Comment


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