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


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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


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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


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  ● 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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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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Will the curtain come down on GOP State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos in 2014?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Previously under the leadership of New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos Republicans added a 63rd seat to the State Senate, along with favorable gerrymandering.  This was designed to stay in power and protect as many incumbents as possible after the 2010 reapportionment.  Despite all this, Skelos may still face future oblivion in the […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Snow this morning will give way to some clearing this afternoon. High around 15. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 80%. About one inch of snow expected. Friday night: Clear skies. Low around 0. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. NYC public schools closed Friday All New York City public […]

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