Dan Halloran

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 [...]

Constituents, community leaders react to Smith, Halloran arrest
Constituents, community leaders react to Smith, Halloran arrest
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/04/2013 at 10:48AM

Those represented by State Senator Malcolm Smith and those by Councilmember Dan Halloran are weighing in on the scandal that alleges the two tried to rig the upcoming mayoral election. Despite the charges, Smith’s neighbors in St. Albans called the senator a morally sound leader. “I’ve known the family for years, and they’ve always been [...]

EXCLUSIVE: FBI questioned Queens pols last year over GOP probe
EXCLUSIVE: FBI questioned Queens pols last year over GOP probe
Politics Melissa Chan 4/03/2013 at 2:19PM

Councilmember Eric Ulrich and ex-Congressmember Bob Turner were two of many Queens leaders questioned in the FBI’s probe into the county’s GOP last year, The Courier has learned. “At some point during this investigation, I was questioned by the FBI, as were many other people,” said Ulrich, 28. “I told them what I knew on [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/03/2013 at 7:56AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Wednesday night: Clear. Low of 30 with a windchill as low as 23. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 25 mph EVENT OF THE DAY: Spectacle: [...]

Council districts to get vote on city-funded community projects
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/27/2013 at 4:36PM

A million dollar decision is in the hands of some Queens residents. Three City Council districts in the borough have a week, starting April 1, to vote on community projects they want the city to fund. Part of an initiative called “Participatory Budgeting,” residents are allowed to develop ideas and then choose five physical infrastructure [...]

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 [...]

Endorsements rolling in for city candidates
News Queens Courier Staff 3/03/2013 at 9:38AM

The following candidates have received backings . . . New York City Mayor Former Councilmember Sal Albanese was endorsed by the Transport Workers Union Local 101 in the Democratic mayoral primary, while his opponent City Council Speaker Christine Quinn landed support from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. New York City Comptroller Manhattan Borough [...]

City Council candidate Austin Shafran gains second union endorsement
City Council candidate Austin Shafran gains second union endorsement
Politics Queens Courier Staff 2/14/2013 at 12:06PM

Austin Shafran has gained the endorsement of UFCW Local 1500 in his bid for City Council. “This is a high-priority council race for our members, and we know that Austin is the candidate who will fight the hardest to strengthen and expand the middle class,” said Bruce Both, president of the state’s grocery workers union. [...]

Op-Ed: Small biz are engines that drive the economy
News Queens Courier Staff 2/05/2013 at 9:22AM

BY CITY COUNCILMEMBER DAN HALLORAN It has never been easy to run a business in New York City, one of the most taxed and regulated places on the face of the earth. Here in Queens, where small business is the backbone of the economy, this is going to be, to put it mildly, a challenging [...]

Residents fight against redistricting division
Residents fight against redistricting division
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/16/2013 at 10:48AM

In their last attempt before the maps went to the City Council for votes, residents told the New York City Redistricting Commission changes had to be made to keep neighborhoods such as South Ozone Park and Woodhaven in one piece. “This isn’t about which district we end up with, this isn’t about which representative we [...]