State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) threw his support behind former city Comptroller Bill Thompson becoming Mayor of New York at his Black History celebration at Langston Hughes Library Thursday.
Flushing’s city councilman has announced he will be running to remain in that role for another four years. Peter Koo (R-Flushing) made the official disclosure before a crowd of hundreds at a gala ceremony at Mudan Banquet Celebration Center Feb. 17, drawing cheers of support and rousing applause. “Tonight I am raising money to help [...]
The state Senate spent $376,464 for outside criminal legal services in order to boot former East Elmhurst-based Sen. Hiram Monserrate from its chambers, which has earned the ire of state Sen. Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn). “This is another outlandish expenditure that the taxpayer has to pay for,” Golden said. Yet Austin Shafran, spokesman for the Senate, [...]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has unveiled his $65.6 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which proposes no tax increases but calls for more than 4,600 teachers to lose their jobs due to layoffs. The mayor’s spending plan also relies on the state to give the city $600 million in aid to be balanced, but it [...]
City politicians past and present have come out in support of renaming the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City after former Mayor Ed Koch, but City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said the bridge’s current name is too significant to be changed. “Mayor Ed Koch is truly a great man and deserving of an honor [...]
City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) fought a lonely battle against a barrage of Walmart criticism in Manhattan last Thursday when the Council held its second hearing on the retail giant’s possible move into the five boroughs. Walmart has been eyeing a site in Brooklyn, and has attempted to sway public opinion in its favor [...]