AG Schneiderman investigates price gouging as gas shortage continues


| brennison@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Maggie Hayes

Drivers searching endlessly for a station to fill up now face a new problem — price gouging. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an investigation into complaints of price gouging at gas stations, but also for emergency supplies like generators, hotels, food and water. “Our office has zero tolerance for price gouging,” said Schneiderman. “We […]

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Schneiderman, DiNapoli are victorious


By Queens Courier Staff

State Senator Eric Schneiderman cruised to victory in the State Attorney General race, while Thomas DiNapoli declared victory as the state’s top fiscal watchdog. In the closely watched race for State Attorney General, State Senator Eric Schneiderman defeated Republican Dan Donovan with over 55 percent of the votes. Schneiderman thanked his supporters for sending him […]

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Schneiderman, DiNapoli are victorious


By Queens Courier Staff

State Senator Eric Schneiderman cruised to victory in the State Attorney General race, while Thomas DiNapoli declared victory as the state’s top fiscal watchdog. In the closely watched race for State Attorney General, State Senator Eric Schneiderman defeated Republican Dan Donovan with over 55 percent of the votes. Schneiderman thanked his supporters for sending him […]

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AG candidate Schneiderman in tight race


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Democratic State Senator and Attorney General candidate Eric Schneiderman was up early on Election Day to cast his vote in his upper West Side neighborhood. Schneiderman, who was the frontrunner to replace current Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, now finds himself in a virtual dead heat with Republican State Island District Attorney Dan Donovan, according to […]

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Penner’s Pen: State Senator/Attorney General Candidate Eric Schniederman’s ‘Hit & Run’


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Concerning State Senator and Attorney General Candidate Eric Schniederman: We can learn a lot about his moral character by his recent actions and the company he keeps. He claimed that his aide’s recent auto collision was just a minor fender bender. But responsible motorists always remain at the scene, rather than drive away. Several thousand […]

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Political bites: Padavan, Schneiderman endorsements, more


By Queens Courier Staff

  ● The New York State Independence Party announced their endorsement of Frank Padavan for the State Senate in the 11th Senate District located in northeast Queens. The Independence Party cited Padavan’s strong independent leadership in the State Senate as the main reason for their endorsement over Democrat Tony Avella.  “Frank’s independent leadership in Albany […]

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Banks to help stop zombie properties in south Queens and elsewhere


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder

New York is preparing to take on zombies — not the flesh-eating walking dead, but the abandoned properties that have been a scourge in Howard Beach and other south Queens neighborhoods.

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Queens contractor arrested for kickback scheme against employees


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

A Queens contractor was arrested for allegedly running a kickback scheme — illegally taking a portion of workers’ wages — and underpaying employees for a grand total of about $9,300 for work on the Pomonok Houses in Fresh Meadows, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Wednesday.

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Councilman Wills once again indicted on corruption charges


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

File photo

City Councilman Ruben Wills, who had already been indicted, was indicted again on Tuesday for charges alleging that he filed false financial disclosure reports. He pleaded not guilty.

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Queens-based transportation company to pay $300K to settle overbilling allegations


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A Queens-based company has agreed to repay Medicaid $300,000 in overcharges for the transportation of mental health patients under a settlement announced Monday by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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Queens developer forced to pay $100K for tax break violation: AG


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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The developer of a Rego Park building was forced to pay a combined $100,000 in restitution and back wages after ignoring legal obligations for receiving tax benefits, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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Queens pols remember 9/11 during 13th anniversary


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Twitter/@TonyAvella

Queens marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks across the borough on Thursday. State Sen.Tony Avella, fresh off his victory in the primary, joined the 109th Precinct at the 9/11 Park Dedication ceremony in the morning to honor the lives lost 13 years ago.

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