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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/08/2014 at 7:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: Becoming partly cloudy after some morning light rain. Fog early. High 66. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 41. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tony Avella joins NY State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference
Tony Avella joins NY State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference
Northeast Melissa Chan 2/26/2014 at 1:29PM

State Senator Tony Avella is joining the New York State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), he announced Wednesday. He will be the fifth member of the breakaway faction of Senate Democrats — led by Jeffrey Klein of the Bronx — who share majority control of the chamber with Republicans.

Attorney Munir Avery to run for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat
Attorney Munir Avery to run for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/10/2013 at 4:14PM

Munir Avery announced he will be the first challenger for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat in the 2014 election. “I was born and raised in Queens Village, and I want to continue to serve my community. I want to bring the services to my community,” said the attorney. Smith, who was indicted in April for [...]

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 [...]

Embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran launches law practice
Embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran launches law practice
Politics Melissa Chan 7/18/2013 at 11:51AM

An embattled Queens legislator has launched a law practice as he awaits his own day in court. Councilmember Dan Halloran is still taking on legal cases as an attorney and has formed a separate office to handle them, The Courier has learned. This firm’s website, www.halloranlaw.org, describes Whitestone-based Halloran Law P.C. as a “one-stop shop [...]

Halloran dropping re-election bid amid federal charges
Halloran dropping re-election bid amid federal charges
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 5/01/2013 at 12:41PM

With an uphill legal battle underway, Councilmember Dan Halloran will not to run for re-election later this year, widening an already crowded race for his seat. A source close to Halloran originally confirmed the embattled legislator is withdrawing from the race. “Regrettably, I must now focus my attention on clearing my name and restoring my [...]

Race to replace embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran underway
Race to replace embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran underway
Politics Melissa Chan 4/25/2013 at 1:23PM

The first Republican candidate has thrown his hat in the ring to replace federally-indicted Councilmember Dan Halloran. Dennis Saffran, 57, said he is running in the 19th Council District to restore “the tradition of integrity and honesty in government.” The attorney from Douglaston ran for the seat in 2001 and narrowly lost to then-Councilmember Tony [...]