John Liu’s ex-campaign workers sentenced to prison
News Melissa Chan 10/10/2013 at 4:39PM

City Comptroller John Liu painted the Thursday sentencing and overall investigation of his two former campaign workers as a “set up a weak man and a wonderful young woman.” His ex-campaign treasurer and fundraiser will serve time in prison for less than a year for funneling illegal contributions in a straw donor scheme during his bid [...]

Flushing Democrat Paul Graziano officially starts District 19 campaign
Flushing Democrat Paul Graziano officially starts District 19 campaign
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/25/2013 at 4:05PM

A Flushing urban planner officially joined District 19’s City Council race while another candidate bowed out. Democrat Paul Graziano kicked off his campaign on March 25 at Bowne Park to unseat Republican incumbent Councilmember Dan Halloran. “My campaign is very simple. Protect your neighborhood. Do no harm,” said Graziano, a lifelong North Flushing resident. “It’s [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Maggie Hayes 10/06/2012 at 9:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph. Possible afternoon showers. Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low of 48. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Unarmed Guardsman shot by NYPD wanted to be a cop: mother The unarmed Army National Guardsman who was pulled over on [...]

Second Liu campaign worker busted
News Melissa Chan 2/29/2012 at 4:04PM

Another worker on City Comptroller John Liu’s mayoral campaign has been arrested on fraud charges. Jia “Jenny” Hou — a 25-year-old campaign treasurer for the comptroller — was busted for illegally funneling campaign funds for the comptroller’s unofficial 2013 try for mayoral candidacy, feds said. According to restrictions laid out by the New York City [...]

Liu’s campaign treasurer busted in ‘straw donor’ scheme
Liu’s campaign treasurer busted in ‘straw donor’ scheme
News Jay Lane 2/28/2012 at 1:51PM

Liu’s campaign treasurer busted in ‘straw donor’ scheme: feds Embattled city Comptroller John Liu’s campaign treasurer was busted today on charges she helped funnel illegal political donations into the Queens Democrat’s war chest. Jia “Jenny” Hou conspired to help wealthy Liu backers evade a $4,950 limit on individual contributions by using “straw donors” to pass [...]

Mourners Gather At Fallen NYPD Officer’s Funeral
Mourners Gather At Fallen NYPD Officer’s Funeral
News Jay Lane 12/19/2011 at 12:12PM

Mourners Gather At Fallen NYPD Officer’s Funeral Family, friends, and fellow officers will gather on Long Island today to say a final goodbye to a city police officer who was gunned down last week in Brooklyn. The funeral for Officer Peter Figoski will take place at 11 a.m. at the Parish of St. Joseph Church [...]

Politics Aside: Is it time for Liu to step down?
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Robert Hornak 11/30/2011 at 10:01AM

As more information continues to spill out about the scandal surrounding John Liu’s fundraising practices, both in his 2009 campaign for comptroller and his current effort to run for mayor, it is becoming clear that his ability to effectively do his job is in serious jeopardy.  That would be the case for anyone in this [...]

Queens GOP leadership in question
News Michael Pantelidis 10/04/2011 at 5:58PM

With the Queens political world already rattled, a storm has begun brewing on the horizon of the borough’s Republican Party. Two organizational meetings were held on September 28, during which two different men claim to have been elected Queens County Republican GOP leader. According to Robert Hornak, spokesperson for the Queens Republican Party, current chair [...]