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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/03/2014 at 7:16AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Snow this morning will give way to some clearing this afternoon. High around 15. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 80%. About one inch of snow expected. Friday night: Clear skies. Low around 0. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. NYC public schools closed Friday All New York City public [...]

De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City
De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/01/2014 at 8:12AM

New York City’s 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio, was sworn in during a ceremony at his Park Slope, Brooklyn home just after midnight Wednesday, followed by a formal inauguration on the steps of City Hall later that day.

Jamaica doctor charged for illegally selling painkiller prescriptions
Jamaica doctor charged for illegally selling painkiller prescriptions
Police Maggie Hayes 8/01/2013 at 11:59AM

A Jamaica doctor has been arrested for illegally selling prescriptions of oxycodone, according to the attorney general. Anand Persaud, 44, has an office on Jamaica Avenue and another in Baldwin, Long Island. Officials arrested the internist after searching both locations. “It’s unconscionable that a doctor, a trusted licensed professional, would violate his professional duties and [...]

Huntley speaks: Ex-State Senator alleges charges were in retaliation
Huntley speaks: Ex-State Senator alleges charges were in retaliation
Politics Terence M. Cullen 6/25/2013 at 9:58AM

Former State Senator Shirley Huntley says the investigation that led to state charges against her last year stemmed from political decisions she made in Albany. Speaking with political commentator Roy Paul in Springfield Gardens, Huntley — who is set to go to federal prison next month — said State Senator Malcolm Smith tried to have [...]

AG Schneiderman investigates price gouging as gas shortage continues
AG Schneiderman investigates price gouging as gas shortage continues
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 12:05PM

Drivers searching endlessly for a station to fill up now face a new problem — price gouging. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an investigation into complaints of price gouging at gas stations, but also for emergency supplies like generators, hotels, food and water. “Our office has zero tolerance for price gouging,” said Schneiderman. “We [...]

Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/20/2012 at 10:42AM

Quinn leads crowded field for 2013 mayoral nod Council Speaker Christine Quinn remained at the head of the field in the 2013 mayoral race, though her once wide margin has shrunk. NY1-Marist Poll released a poll surveying registered city voters on next year’s race for mayor with Quinn coming out on top with the support [...]

State Senator Shirley Huntley pleads not guilty to conspiracy and tampering charges
State Senator Shirley Huntley pleads not guilty to conspiracy and tampering charges
News Terence M. Cullen 8/27/2012 at 4:17PM

State Senator Shirley Huntley pleaded not guilty to three charges relating to a Long Island nonprofit after turning herself in this morning. The southeast Queens politician helped cover up nearly $30,000 in public funds steered from Parent Workshop, Inc. to the senator’s aide, Patricia Savage, and to the senator’s niece, Lynn Smith, according to the indictment. The [...]

AG: Development Corporations lobbied illegally for projects
News Melissa Chan 7/11/2012 at 1:18PM

Three city development corporations have admitted to illegally lobbying the City Council to win approval of their favored projects, including a much-contested plan to revamp Willets Point, the state attorney general said. The city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation (FWCLDC) — headed by former borough president Claire Shulman [...]