Department of Justice

Op-ed: Let’s be their voice
News Op-Ed 2/16/2014 at 12:32PM

The heartbreak and agony that Avonte Oquendo’s family has had to endure is one that I can’t even begin to imagine. Over the course of the past few months, Avonte became more than just a face on a missing poster.

Schumer calls for program providing voluntary tracking devices for autistic kids
News Angy Altamirano 11/04/2013 at 3:49PM

It’s been a month since Avonte Oquendo was last seen leaving his Long Island City school. Now, one politician is proposing a program that could help prevent another child from going missing. Senator Charles Schumer has called for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to both create and fund a program which would provide voluntary tracking [...]

Districting commission files final map for approval
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/05/2013 at 5:12PM

The lines have been drawn and they’re staying. New York City’s Districting Commission filed Monday, March 4 its final map to the City Clerk for approval. The final of three drafts had been submitted to the City Council on February 8, after which the legislature had three weeks to vote or the new districts would [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 12/20/2012 at 7:43AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: A slight chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph EVENT of [...]

Local pols reject Morgan Stanley price fixing settlement
News Michael Pantelidis 1/23/2012 at 2:21PM

Local elected officials are expending “energy” to ensure Morgan Stanley doesn’t get a quick “fix” to its illegal pricing ploy. Senator Michael Gianaris and Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. are pushing a federal judge to reject the proposed settlement in the price-fixing case involving the investment bank and two western Queens energy plants – Astoria Generating [...]