Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is calling upon the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s inspector general to investigate potential fraud in the insurance claims process for people who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs has recently approved a legislative package of four bills, all co-sponsored by state Senator Joseph Addabbo, which aim to improve health care and help lower property taxes for veterans of all ages.
State Sen. Joseph Addabbo and his colleagues in the Senate approved a series of bills designed to better protect children, victims of sexual assault and other New Yorkers from potentially dangerous convicted sex offenders.
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.
In response to a fatal hit-and-run in Elmhurst on Sunday, which took the life of a 26-year-old woman, state Senator Michael Gianaris gathered with local officials and advocacy groups at the site of the crash to reintroduce legislation he put forth more than a year ago.
The conversion of an East Elmhurst motel into a homeless shelter was one of many topics addressed by the city’s comptroller during a breakfast last week with western Queens community leaders and elected officials.
Former state Senator Malcolm Smith has been found guilty on all counts in a federal corruption trial where he was accused of trying to bribe his way onto the GOP ballot in the 2013 mayoral election, according to published reports.
Queens is at the center of a sweeping plan to create affordable housing unveiled by Mayor Bill de Blasio in his State of the City speech on Tuesday, including a push to create more than 11,000 new homes above the Sunnyside Rail Yard — a project as large as Manhattan’s Stuyvesant Town.