Dan Halloran

Malcolm Smith corruption trial begins
Malcolm Smith corruption trial begins
News Queens Courier Staff 6/05/2014 at 11:24AM

Opening statements began in the corruption trial against state Sen. Malcolm Smith Wednesday who is accused of trying to bribe his way onto the Republican ballot for New York City mayor.

EXCLUSIVE: Incoming Councilmember Paul Vallone names staff
EXCLUSIVE: Incoming Councilmember Paul Vallone names staff
Politics Melissa Chan 12/04/2013 at 3:33PM

Councilmember-elect Paul Vallone has picked the team he’ll take to City Hall in January, The Courier has learned. The seven-member staff consists mostly of longtime supporters and includes two former employees of Queens elected officials and the aunt of a local assemblymember. “These are people who believed in me five years ago, when I first [...]

Paul Vallone wins race for Halloran’s seat, continues Vallone legacy
Paul Vallone wins race for Halloran’s seat, continues Vallone legacy
Politics Melissa Chan 11/06/2013 at 12:15AM

The 40-year Vallone legacy will live on in City Hall. Paul Vallone, 46, will carry his family’s name in the City Council for the next four years after winning election Tuesday to lead District 19 in northeast Queens. Vallone beat Republican Dennis Saffran with 57.2 percent of the vote, as of midnight with all precincts reporting, [...]

Graziano crosses lines, endorses Republican candidate Saffran in District 19 race
Graziano crosses lines, endorses Republican candidate Saffran in District 19 race
Politics Melissa Chan 10/15/2013 at 3:30PM

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. That’s the proverbial message a northeast Queens Democrat is sending by crossing party lines to endorse the Republican candidate over the one who beat him at the polls last month. Paul Graziano, who came in third in the Democratic primary for District 19 to Paul Vallone, publicly [...]

PAC attacks City Council candidates in District 19 race
PAC attacks City Council candidates in District 19 race
Politics Melissa Chan 8/28/2013 at 11:19AM

Three City Council candidates who recently had their faces plastered on smear mailers are calling for an end to “one of the worst mudslinging campaigns” the district has ever seen. “I am very disappointed and saddened by the false attacks which have been made on the personal character of the candidates,” said Chrissy Voskerichian. “False [...]

Queens political hall of shame
Queens political hall of shame
Politics Queens Courier Staff 7/19/2013 at 10:12AM

This New York City election season features not one, but two formerly disgraced politicians asking voters to give them a second chance. Former Congressmember Anthony Weiner, who announced he is running for mayor in May, and former Governor Eliot Spitzer, who launched his bid for city comptroller last week, were both forced to resign after sexual [...]

Embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran launches law practice
Embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran launches law practice
Politics Melissa Chan 7/18/2013 at 11:51AM

An embattled Queens legislator has launched a law practice as he awaits his own day in court. Councilmember Dan Halloran is still taking on legal cases as an attorney and has formed a separate office to handle them, The Courier has learned. This firm’s website, www.halloranlaw.org, describes Whitestone-based Halloran Law P.C. as a “one-stop shop [...]

Former City Council candidate Kevin Kim won’t run for office this year
Former City Council candidate Kevin Kim won’t run for office this year
Politics Melissa Chan 6/06/2013 at 3:53PM

Former City Council candidate Kevin Kim announced he would not run for any office this year. The Democrat had mulled a run in the 19th District to replace Republican incumbent Councilmember Dan Halloran, who is not seeking re-election while he fights federal corruption charges. Kim lost a 2009 election to Halloran. “After serious consideration, I [...]