Daniel Halloran

City freezes Halloran discretionary grants

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on June 28, 2013 | No Comments

The city has frozen $72,857 in discretionary grants once in the hands of embattled City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), according to a published report. The 12 allocations were set aside for three different nonprofits, including the Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Community Center, Quality Services for the Autism Community and Prevention Alternatives for Families in Crisis Nature-Nurture [...]

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Jets too close over Queens airspace: FAA

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on June 28, 2013 | No Comments

A Federal Aviation Administration investigation into a near-miss between two airplanes has left one northeast Queens lawmaker warning of more turbulent times ahead. The incident occurred June 13 at 2:40 p.m., when a Delta Airlines Boeing 747 arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport came too near to a Shuttle America Embraer E170 plane departing [...]

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Supreme Court guts Voting Rights Act

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on June 28, 2013 | No Comments

Despite the partisan quagmire in Washington that has thwarted efforts to tackle gun reform, immigration and a farm bill, Queens congressional members said it was imperative their colleagues come together to rewrite a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act the Supreme Court invalidated Tuesday. “We must remember that the bi-partisanship and near unanimity [...]

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Queens Unity Coalition, including Queens BP Marshall, back Katz

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on June 27, 2013 | No Comments

Melinda Katz, who is running for the Queens borough president office, announced support Thursday from her potential predecessor, whose backing is part of the Queens Unity Coalition’s endorsement. Borough President Helen Marshall, along with U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn), are part of the coalition, a collection of more than 25 elected leaders and community activists, [...]

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Halloran’s spokesman steps down

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on June 21, 2013 | No Comments

Another top official working for embattled City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) stepped down this week, making it the third time an aide has quit since the councilman was arrested on federal corruption charges. Halloran spokesman Kevin Ryan said he would be leaving the Whitestone district office for a position with the city Board of Elections [...]

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Mayoral hopefuls tackle Sandy at faith forum in East Elmhurst

Posted by in Uncategorized on June 21, 2013 | No Comments

Following Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement of a $20 billion plan to protect the city from future storms, mayoral candidates were grilled last week on how they would leverage those funds to create jobs, expand affordable housing and invest in neighborhoods. Democratic candidates Anthony Weiner, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan), city Public Advocate Bill de [...]