11/26/12—-Election officials in Ulster County, NY opened an estimated 4,200 absentee and affidavit ballots to determine the winner in the 46th senate race. This was done at the board of elections in Kingston, NY on Monday, November 26. and is day one of

Gianaris predicts Dems will win Senate control

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Uncategorized on November 29, 2012 | No Comments

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) was in Rhinebeck Tuesday helping out Democratic Senate hopeful Terry Gipson, who is still awaiting the results of the general election. While almost a month has passed, ballots for two upstate seats are being still counted, leaving the control of Albany’s upper house in flux. “We’re optimistic and confident,” Gianaris [...]

Gas Drilling Opposition

Boro pol lauds Cuomo for fracking leadership

Posted by cngadmin in Uncategorized on November 29, 2012 | No Comments

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrestles with whether or not to allow hydraulic fracturing in the state, a Queens councilman has lauded him for refusing to buckle to pressure and allowing a critical deadline to pass rather than speed up a review of the controversial drilling method’s potential impact on public health. City Councilman James Gennaro [...]


Comrie gets competition as Avella joins beep fray

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on November 29, 2012 | No Comments

The field for Queens borough president is growing larger after state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) decided to throw his hat into the race this week, but at least one of his competitors is not sweating the extra competition. Avella had been rumored to be mulling a run for months, but told TimesLedger Newspapers Monday that [...]

Alan Hevesi

State paroles former comptroller

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on November 21, 2012 | No Comments

The son of disgraced former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi said his father realizes his mistakes and wants to move forward now that he has been granted parole after serving 18 months in prison. “My father has publicly acknowledged that he willfully allowed himself to become unbelievably arrogant, entitled and personally corrupt,” said state Assemblyman Andrew [...]

Jimmy Meng

Dad’s plea could burden Meng

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on November 21, 2012 | No Comments

Jimmy Meng’s guilty plea to charges of soliciting and accepting an $80,000 bribe may not make his daughter, state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), vulnerable for re-election two years down the line, but it could bring undue scrutiny when she is sworn in as a congresswoman in January. Former Assemblyman Jimmy Meng, who represented Flushing from [...]

Gim (l.) and Kim (r.) Photo (l.) by Joe Anuta and (r.) by Christina Santucci

Gim tallies show Flushing voters crossed party lines

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on November 21, 2012 | No Comments

Ron Kim handily won the Flushing state Assembly race this month, but some polling numbers suggest many voters struggled to choose between their ethnic communities and their political parties. Kim, a Korean-American Democrat, received a total of 12,099 votes, while his Chinese-American opponent, Republican Phil Gim, received 5,855 votes. The margin, about 70 percent to [...]