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Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Flushing

Kim says governor unfairly targets Asian nail salon owners

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) said his position on nail salon legislation has been consistent, despite a New York Times article claiming he changed his stance after receiving donations from two trade associations. Comments (7)

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

On Point

Sheldon Silver’s conviction was a long time in coming

Sheldon Silver’s conviction on all counts of corruption and malfeasance was stunning. He now faces more than 20 years in prison. The cesspool that is Albany and City Hall come as no surprise to many civic leaders that battle daily for their community. As they begged for money and cans of paint to cover graffiti, Sheldon Silver was doling out hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer funds as hush money and protection for his cronies, while collecting millions from law firms for no-show jobs. Comments (2)

Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

Willets Point

Community upset over Willets West megamall appeal

The city said it will continue to push for affordable housing at Willets Point regardless of the outcome of an appeal by the developer of a megamall that is part of the $3 billion project. Comments (4)
Editorial

Silver’s sad legacy

The guilty verdict that ended Sheldon Silver’s 40-year tenure as an assemblyman this week brought back memories of the iron clad grip the all-powerful speaker had on his Democratic members in Queens. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Queens Village

Grodenchik sworn in

In a packed auditorium Sunday morning at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village, Barry Grodenchik was officially sworn in as a City Council member. Comment

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