Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015


Record low voter turnout for off-year elections in Queens

Summaries of voting results for the off-year election Nov. 3 have not yet been released by the city Board of Elections, but it is clear that even though voter turnout was low for legislators, Queens residents were engaged in the judicial elections. Comments (3)

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Political Action

Looking ahead to a lively presidential contest

It looks like Hillary Clinton will be the nominee of the Democratic Party for president. She has important advantages over other prospective candidates, including having served as U.S. senator from New York for eight years and as secretary of state for four years, in addition to having been first lady during Bill Clinton’s administration. Comments (2)

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015


Making the city affordable for seniors

In a borough and city where affordability and livability are inextricably linked, communities must make land-use decisions in order to balance the two in a fair and equitable manner. Comment

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015


Corruption’s cost

This was no parade of extras. In recent days Queens saw two star players in the borough’s unending political scandals march off to prison to do time for committing unsavory deeds with the taxpayers’ money. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015


City department of veterans created

A bill to create a city Department of Veterans Services passed Tuesday, the day before Veterans Day. Comments (1)

Major pols surrender to fed prison

Two disgraced southeast Queens politicians, former state Sen. Malcolm Smith and state Assemblyman William Scarborough, began their prison sentences within days for violating the public trust in unrelated high-profile corruption cases. Comments (1)

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Disgraced former state Sen. Malcolm Smith surrendered to a Philadelphia prison to begin his 84-month sentence this weekend after his second request to extend his surrender date was denied by a federal judge in White Plains. Comments (3)



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