Councilmember Dan Halloran

College Point kids may get back on the bus
College Point kids may get back on the bus
News Melissa Chan 4/06/2012 at 9:21AM

A bi-partisan bill could see full school buses pulling away from J.H.S. 194 once again. Legislation passed by the State Senate and Assembly — that now awaits Governor Andrew Cuomo’s sign-off — would allow seventh and eighth grade students in the city to regain eligibility for school bus service. In May 2010, the city Department [...]

Halloran is Republican Party pick for Ackerman’s seat
Halloran is Republican Party pick for Ackerman’s seat
News Melissa Chan 3/28/2012 at 2:30PM

Councilmember Dan Halloran has officially joined the race to vie for the newly-redrawn 6th Congressional District seat. The Republican runner announced his intent to run on March 26 at Flushing’s Bowne Park. “I am running for Congress because the president and the Democrats’ policies have failed, and New Yorkers need a new voice,” Halloran said. [...]

Historic street names restored in Douglaston
News Melissa Chan 3/20/2012 at 11:00AM

Recently approved city legislation will restore six historic street names in the center of Douglaston. The amended map will change 240th Street to Prospect Avenue, 242nd Street to Hamilton Place, 243rd Street to Orient Avenue, 42nd Avenue to Poplar Street, 43rd Avenue to Pine Street and 44th Avenue to Church Street, officials said. “Douglaston is [...]

Ticker-tape parade planned for Tuesday to celebrate Giants Super Bowl win
Ticker-tape parade planned for Tuesday to celebrate Giants Super Bowl win
News Billy Rennison 2/06/2012 at 9:49AM

New York Giants fans are getting ready to party like it’s 2008. After defeating the New England Patriots 21-17 in a rematch of Super Bowl 42, the Giants will parade up the Canyon of Heroes to celebrate their Super Bowl championship for the second time in four years. “Big Blue gave us a game to [...]

Campaign cash filling coffers
News Michael Pantelidis 1/25/2012 at 2:07PM

If forced to go to “war,” Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. would have the funds to flaunt the biggest arsenal in Queens. According to recent filings with the city’s Campaign Finance Board, Vallone has a current balance of more than $850,000 — after receiving contributions totaling $1,049,819 — placing him first among the council’s Queens delegation. [...]

Bayside kicks off holiday season
Bayside kicks off holiday season
News Michael Pantelidis 11/30/2011 at 2:36PM

Bayside residents and community leaders rang in the holiday season by lighting up the neighborhood. The Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) and Bayside Business Association (BBA) hosted their annual Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting ceremony on November 29 at the BBA headquarters, located at 41-16 Bell Boulevard. “This marks the start of the holiday [...]

Rally to reform zoning variances
Rally to reform zoning variances
News Michael Pantelidis 11/01/2011 at 4:05PM

Elected officials headlined a press conference to call on reform to the City’s Board of Standards Appeals (BSA), the unelected body that grants zoning variances. On Monday, October 31, Councilmembers Dan Halloran and Mark Weprin spoke in front of 50-20 216th Street in Bayside Hills, where a developer was granted a variance to build a [...]