NYC Comptroller John Liu

Liu campaign finance practices questioned

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, Mayor on October 20, 2011 | No Comments

A series of alleged campaign finance irregularities has raised questions about City Comptroller John Liu, the former councilman from Flushing and a possible top-tier candidate to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2013. Last week The New York Times released a biting, front-page critique of Liu’s campaign finance practices since his election, forcing the city’s finance [...]

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State cyberbullying bill presented at Cambria Heights school

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 29, State Senate on October 20, 2011 | No Comments

An effort to curb cyberbullying through legislation made its way to Campus Magnet HS in Cambria Heights last week to raise awareness and get teens to document their experiences. State Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) is sponsoring a state bill co-sponsored by state Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-St. Albans) that includes cyberbullying as a misdemeanor if it [...]

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SQUISH mulls over Huntley’s health care plan

Posted by Ivan Pereira in District 10, State Senate on October 13, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced a new plan last week she hopes will solve the health crisis that has been gripping southeast Queens for years, but health advocates want to make sure the proposal has enough meat on its bones to make a change. Huntley said she will be working with Dr. Robert Evans, [...]

John Haggerty

Haggerty group under fire

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Offices, Mayor on October 13, 2011 | No Comments

A campaign committee controlled by Queens Republican political operative John Haggerty, who is on trial for allegedly stealing $1.1 million of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s money, is three months late in filing its disclosure report with the state Board of Elections, a BOE spokesman said Tuesday. Haggerty, a Forest Hills resident, started the 28th Assembly District [...]

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De Blasio blasts detention ctr.

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 25, Public Advocate on October 13, 2011 | No Comments

The city public advocate is calling on the federal government to shut down the controversial immigration detention center in Springfield Gardens and rethink its partnership with the private organization that runs it. Bill de Blasio and a host of other New York elected officials gathered in Manhattan last Thursday to protest the GEO Group, which [...]

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Schumer calls for LIRR rider bill of rights

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Congress, U.S. Senate on October 13, 2011 | No Comments

A little over a week after a lighting strike at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station caused hours of delays, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the railroad Monday to voluntarily implement a protocol in order to better inform passengers and protect their safety during service disruptions and delays. In a letter sent [...]