A federal judge threw the book at disgraced former Councilman Dan Halloran, sentencing him on Wednesday to 10 years behind bars for his conviction in a failed bribery plot to hijack the Republican Party’s 2013 mayoral nomination for Democrat Malcolm Smith.
Queens residents who would be impacted by the Cross Harbor Freight Program — which aims to take thousands of trucks off major roadways between New York and New Jersey — testified during Tuesday afternoon’s public hearing at Queens Borough Hall.
Members of Community Board 9 selected Lisa Gomes to fill the long-vacant post of district manager — a move that Borough President Melinda Katz blasted as an attempt by the board to “steamroll this important decision” before new members join the board.
Builders planning to erect a seven-story apartment house on a former Ridgewood knitting mill site are set to move forward with an environmental cleanup, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
The Queens College Knights women’s basketball team earned the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the upcoming East Coast Conference (ECC) Championship. The Knights finished their last three games with a 2-1 record to earn the second seed in the tournament.
Winter may be coming to an end, but state Sen. Tony Avella isn’t planning a warm welcome for anyone who purchases a controversial site in Whitestone if they plan on overdeveloping the property or building something that doesn’t comply with zoning.