Hiram Monserrate

Queens political hall of shame
Queens political hall of shame
Politics Queens Courier Staff 7/19/2013 at 10:12AM

This New York City election season features not one, but two formerly disgraced politicians asking voters to give them a second chance. Former Congressmember Anthony Weiner, who announced he is running for mayor in May, and former Governor Eliot Spitzer, who launched his bid for city comptroller last week, were both forced to resign after sexual [...]

State Senator Peralta goes on the record on Huntley wiretap
State Senator Peralta goes on the record on Huntley wiretap
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/16/2013 at 3:10PM

State Senator Jose Peralta says he did not have any illegal discussions with his former colleague, Shirley Huntley, when she secretly recorded him last year. “I was as surprised as anybody to have my name on this list,” Peralta told The Queens Courier. “I did no wrong-doing whatsoever. I know that nothing on these tapes [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/25/2013 at 8:04AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 63. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 48. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: The Cinema of Immigration As part of 10-week series exploring the immigrant experience in the U.S., Mark Ethan, a member of [...]

Hiram Monserrate sentenced to two years in prison
Hiram Monserrate sentenced to two years in prison
News Billy Rennison 12/11/2012 at 4:58PM

Former Councilmember and state Senator Hiram Monserrate was sentenced to 24 months behind bars on Tuesday for fraudulently using City Council money to fund a run for state office. Monserrate, who pleaded guilty to the charges in May, was convicted of fraud after misappropriating more than $100,000 in City Council discretionary funding to finance his failed 2006 [...]