john Liu

Jenny Hou, ex-campaign treasurer for John Liu, files notice of appeal
News Melissa Chan 10/23/2013 at 1:16PM

The prison-sentenced former mayoral campaign treasurer for City Comptroller John Liu filed a notice of appeal Wednesday in hopes the court will reverse its conviction. Jia “Jenny” Hou, 26, was sentenced to 10 months in prison on October 10 for attempting to commit wire fraud, making false statements and obstructing justice in a straw donor [...]

Op-Ed: A STAR of a tax break
News Op-Ed 10/14/2013 at 10:42AM

Comptroller John C. Liu If you own a house, co-op, or condominium in New York City, there’s something I want you to do right away: register for the STAR exemption. In all likelihood, you’re probably already benefitting from STAR. More than 564,000 homeowners in New York City participate in what’s called “Basic STAR.” Last year, [...]

John Liu’s ex-campaign workers sentenced to prison
News Melissa Chan 10/10/2013 at 4:39PM

City Comptroller John Liu painted the Thursday sentencing and overall investigation of his two former campaign workers as a “set up a weak man and a wonderful young woman.” His ex-campaign treasurer and fundraiser will serve time in prison for less than a year for funneling illegal contributions in a straw donor scheme during his bid [...]

Lhota continues to blast de Blasio on past Sandinista support
Lhota continues to blast de Blasio on past Sandinista support
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/24/2013 at 4:18PM

As Bill de Blasio received an additional endorsement for mayor Tuesday, he faced more criticism about his past support of Nicaragua’s ruling Sandinista party, detailed in a recent New York Times article. The piece, published online Sunday, examined de Blasio’s time in Nicaragua helping to distribute food and medicine in the late 1980s and how [...]

John Liu wants to legalize marijuana in NYC
John Liu wants to legalize marijuana in NYC
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 8/14/2013 at 4:42PM

City Comptroller John Liu is proposing legalizing marijuana in the city to generate more than $400 million in annual revenue. “Regulating marijuana would keep thousands of New Yorkers out of the criminal justice system, offer relief to those suffering from a wide range of painful medical conditions, and make our streets safer by sapping the [...]

John Liu to go ‘full steam ahead’ with campaign despite no matching funds
John Liu to go ‘full steam ahead’ with campaign despite no matching funds
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 8/05/2013 at 7:03PM

City Comptroller John Liu has vowed to go “full steam ahead” with his mayoral bid despite losing out on millions in funds. The city’s Campaign Finance Board (CFB) on Monday denied Liu’s campaign public matching funds that could have doubled the approximately $3.5 million the candidate has raised so far. Liu’s campaign was denied the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/28/2013 at 7:49AM

TODAY’s FORECAST Friday: Overcast with thunderstorms and a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 84. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Friday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and a chance of rain. Low of 70. Winds [...]

Poll puts Weiner ahead in mayoral race
Poll puts Weiner ahead in mayoral race
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 6/26/2013 at 11:07AM

A new poll released Tuesday night shows Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner as the front-runner in the race one month after announcing his bid. The NBC New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll found that 25 percent of registered Democrats would vote for the former congressmember in the primary. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn came in second with [...]