Shirley Huntley

Councilmember Ruben Wills re-elected to City Council
Politics Maggie Hayes 9/11/2013 at 1:13AM

Incumbent Councilmember Ruben Wills will continue on through another term in the 28th City Council District. Wills beat out attorney Hettie Powell, Reverend David Kayode and Eugene Walter Evans for the seat with almost 50 percent of all votes. After being elected to the City Council in a 2010 special election, Wills has been hard [...]

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 [...]

Queens nonprofit executive turns himself in for allegedly pocketing $85K
News Maggie Hayes 7/17/2013 at 9:57AM

The executive of a Queens nonprofit group has turned himself into the authorities. Van Holmes, the president of the Young Leaders Institute Inc., allegedly pocketed more than $85,000 by creating false records and forged documents which he filed through state and city agencies, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The investigation, conducted by Schneiderman, Comptroller [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 7/17/2013 at 6:49AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 95. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 81 with a heat index of 88F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 [...]

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 pols among elected officials secretly recorded by ex-State Senator Shirley Huntley
Queens pols among elected officials secretly recorded by ex-State Senator Shirley Huntley
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/08/2013 at 2:17PM

Former State Senator Shirley Huntley secretly recorded three Queens elected officials, among others, for federal authorities last summer, according to court documents. State Senators Jose Peralta and Malcolm Smith and Councilmember Ruben Wills were named in a memorandum unsealed by a federal judge this afternoon. The filing also named Brooklyn State Senators Eric Adams, John [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/11/2013 at 7:11AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 45. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 34. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph. [...]

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 [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 9/14/2012 at 10:08AM

Today’s Forecast Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 6 to 11 mph. Friday night: Scattered showers, mainly after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Event of the Day: A Tribute to Lena Horne and Nina Simone Seven-time [...]

Primary guide: Meet the candidates in Assembly District 38
Primary guide: Meet the candidates in Assembly District 38
News Queens Courier Staff 9/12/2012 at 10:37AM

As the clock ticks closer to state primaries on Thursday, September 13, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running in your district. We have provided a list of candidates, who they are, what they stand for and what they want to continue to do if they [...]