Dan Halloran

Brinckerhoff Cemetery granted landmark status by City Council
Brinckerhoff Cemetery granted landmark status by City Council
Northeast Melissa Chan 12/13/2012 at 1:08PM

The landmark status of a historic Colonial-era burial ground in Fresh Meadows has been approved by the City Council. The council voted overwhelmingly to accept Brinckerhoff Cemetery’s landmark designation on December 10 after the 18th century site was approved for official landmark status by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) in August. “With the landmarking [...]

After losses, Ulrich, Halloran will seek re-election
After losses, Ulrich, Halloran will seek re-election
Central Melissa Chan 11/16/2012 at 10:59AM

The borough’s two Republican city legislators will attempt to keep their seats in City Hall next year, after falling short in their contentious bids for higher office. Councilmembers Eric Ulrich and Dan Halloran said they would seek re-election in their respective City Council districts after last Tuesday’s election dealt them crushing defeats. “I feel very [...]

Meng defeats Halloran, becomes first Asian American from NY in Congress
Meng defeats Halloran, becomes first Asian American from NY in Congress
Central Melissa Chan 11/07/2012 at 1:34AM

The state will send its first Asian American to Congress after Assemblymember Grace Meng locked up a landslide victory, according to unofficial results. Meng won her 6th District Congressional bid by overwhelming margins, securing 66 percent of votes, early poll numbers showed. She bested her Republican opponent, Councilmember Dan Halloran, more than doubling his vote [...]

Korean interpreter filling out ballots in Flushing, poll worker alleges
Korean interpreter filling out ballots in Flushing, poll worker alleges
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/06/2012 at 4:31PM

A Korean-American interpreter was allegedly expelled from a Flushing poll site this afternoon after he was caught filling out ballots for voters, a poll watcher said. The Board of Elections (BOE) interpreter — who was identified as a man in his 60s named Sang — allegedly told some Korean-speaking locals at P.S. 20 to cast [...]

Meng, Halloran go head to head in Middle Village
Meng, Halloran go head to head in Middle Village
Central Melissa Chan 10/24/2012 at 9:45AM

A state assemblymember criticized for being “too nice” and a city councilmember deemed “too aggressive” dueled in a Middle Village debate last week. The two candidates running for the open 6th District Congressional seat — Democratic Assemblymember Grace Meng and Republican Councilmember Dan Halloran — detailed their stances on hot-button federal issues and defended themselves [...]

Halloran, Meng polls at odds over 6th District race
Halloran, Meng polls at odds over 6th District race
Central Billy Rennison 10/22/2012 at 12:08PM

A new poll released by Councilmember Dan Halloran found him and Assemblymember Grace Meng in a virtual tie for the 6th Congressional District seat, though his opponent says a 30 point gap still separates them. Halloran’s poll, conducted by McLaughlin & Associates found the Republican to be trailing Meng by three points, which is within [...]

City Council seats draw big names
City Council seats draw big names
News Melissa Chan 10/19/2012 at 2:20PM

A handful of political hopefuls in northeast Queens are already mulling over a chance to join the city’s lawmaking body next year. The draw of taking over one vacant city council seat and possibly ousting one of the borough’s only two Republicans in another district has been luring in a number of interested candidates. Councilmember [...]

Medicare, money at center of 6th Congressional District mudslinging
Central Melissa Chan 10/10/2012 at 11:08AM

Traditional Medicare could be endangered if the power to decide the fate of the major, federal insurance program falls into the wrong party’s hands, according to a Democratic congressional hopeful. “Republican plans for Medicare would end guaranteed benefits for our seniors and destroy the traditional Medicare option,” said Assemblymember Grace Meng, who hopes to secure [...]

Mayor Bloomberg endorses Grace Meng for Congress
Mayor Bloomberg endorses Grace Meng for Congress
Central Billy Rennison 10/01/2012 at 3:55PM

Assemblymember Grace Meng secured a major boost to her campaign this week, when Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted her as the “independent voice” in Congress for middle-class families and a “bridge-builder in Albany.” “New Yorkers demand representation in Washington that puts the needs of the taxpayers ahead of partisan politics,” said Bloomberg, who endorsed the Democrat’s [...]

Ed Koch endorses Grace Meng for Congress
Ed Koch endorses Grace Meng for Congress
News Billy Rennison 8/14/2012 at 9:34AM

After backing one of her opponents in the primary, former Mayor Ed Koch endorsed Assemblymember Grace Meng for the newly drawn 6th Congressional District. “Grace Meng is unequivocally the strongest candidate to maintain strong U.S. relations with the State of Israel,” Koch said on the steps of City Hall on Monday, August 13. “Grace has [...]