Dan Halloran

Halloran dropping re-election bid amid federal charges
Halloran dropping re-election bid amid federal charges
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 5/01/2013 at 12:41PM

With an uphill legal battle underway, Councilmember Dan Halloran will not to run for re-election later this year, widening an already crowded race for his seat. A source close to Halloran originally confirmed the embattled legislator is withdrawing from the race. “Regrettably, I must now focus my attention on clearing my name and restoring my [...]

Race to replace embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran underway
Race to replace embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran underway
Politics Melissa Chan 4/25/2013 at 1:23PM

The first Republican candidate has thrown his hat in the ring to replace federally-indicted Councilmember Dan Halloran. Dennis Saffran, 57, said he is running in the 19th Council District to restore “the tradition of integrity and honesty in government.” The attorney from Douglaston ran for the seat in 2001 and narrowly lost to then-Councilmember Tony [...]

Ex-councilmember Anthony Como replaces indicted Queens GOP vice chair Vince Tabone
Ex-councilmember Anthony Como replaces indicted Queens GOP vice chair Vince Tabone
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/24/2013 at 5:04PM

Former Councilmember Anthony Como will become the new executive vice chair of the Queens GOP, replacing indicted attorney Vince Tabone. GOP chair Phil Ragusa confirmed Como would be taking over, saying the former city legislator would be a good fit. “I know Anthony for a long time,” Ragusa said. “He was our City Council candidate [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/19/2013 at 8:08AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 70. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 50. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph shifting to the [...]

Dan Halloran staffers resign following councilmember’s arrest
Dan Halloran staffers resign following councilmember’s arrest
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/10/2013 at 3:44PM

Embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran’s two top aides have jumped ship. Chrissy Voskerichian, the legislator’s chief of staff, announced her immediate resignation on April 8. John Mulvey, Halloran’s legislative director, also announced he is quitting as of April 12. “In leaving, I remain hopeful that the community will remember all of the hard work that went [...]

Cuomo cracks down on public corruption
Cuomo cracks down on public corruption
Politics Queens Courier Staff 4/10/2013 at 1:37PM

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND TERENCE M. CULLEN In light of several recent political scandals, including the arrests of Queens legislators Malcolm Smith and Dan Halloran, Governor Andrew Cuomo is cracking down on corruption. He announced the Public Trust act on Tuesday, April 9, which would make it easier to convict wrongdoers of public corruption under [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/10/2013 at 8:23AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 77. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Wednesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 52. [...]

Leaders call for changing of the guard in Queens GOP
Leaders call for changing of the guard in Queens GOP
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/09/2013 at 12:33PM

Former Republican Councilmember Thomas Ognibene says there needs to be a change-up in the Queens GOP after years of infighting and what he called a negative influence by former vice chair Vince Tabone. “I’ve believed for the last three to four years that it [leadership] had to be changed,” said Ognibene, who served in the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/09/2013 at 8:21AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 75. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Low of 55. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South after midnight. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF THE DAY: A Celebration of [...]

Street Talk: What was your reaction to the mayoral bribery scandal?
Street Talk: What was your reaction to the mayoral bribery scandal?
News Angy Altamirano 4/04/2013 at 1:02PM

It’s a shame. It almost sounds like it’s a made for TV scandal. Joel Yu Unfortunately this is American politics. They forget it’s government by the people. Jeff Meltzer Shocked. Disappointed. Makes you wonder if anyone is honest anymore. Patti Seiler The city has enough problems. We can’t afford this. Gail Kaplan  That’s terrible. I’m [...]