Christina Hansen, Star

Avella responds to actor’s support for horse carriages

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As the war over horse-drawn carriages continues to divide New York City, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is standing firm on his position to ban the industry despite comments made by movie star Liam Neeson this week backing the carriages. The Oscar-nominated actor visited Clinton Park Stables on Manhattan’s West 52nd Street last weekend, inviting [...]

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Meng gets visas for families of LIE crash vics

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U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) has successfully obtained visas for a group of family members of two Queens teenagers who died in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway last month. The mother and sister of 19-year-old Jiahao Liang, of Flushing, ?were granted visas March 11 after Meng was able to set up interviews [...]

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Sen. Gillibrand guests at Ferreras women’s brunch

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City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras’ (D-East Elmhurst) fledgling Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Brunch drew the star-power of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) Sunday afternoon. Several dozen small business owners joined district leaders and PTA members at the Transfiguration Church of Christ Greek Orthodox Church, at 38-05 98th St., to hear the senator speak about several issues [...]

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Halloran OK’d to travel while he waits for trial

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on March 7, 2014 | No Comments

Looking for work, willing (and now able) to travel. Indicted former City Councilman Dan Halloran has been granted permission to travel up and down the Eastern Seaboard and to Texas in order to find work as he waits for his federal corruption trial to begin. “Mr. Halloran intends to travel to the above locations to [...]

Vince Tabone at White Plains court in 2013.

Judge refuses to delay trial for three borough politicos

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on March 7, 2014 | No Comments

A federal corruption trial for three Queens politicians will not be delayed until after this year’s elections, according to a new report. State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), former Queens GOP Vice Chairman Vince Tabone and ex-city Councilman Dan Halloran will go on trial June 2 as originally planned, the AP reported. Both Smith and Tabone [...]

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Katz lauds booming LIC

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Borough President Melinda Katz proclaimed that visitors to New York who don’t venture into Queens haven’t seen the real New York City last week in a speech to more than a hundred Long Island City movers and shakers. Katz was the featured speaker at the LIC Partnership’s annual breakfast forum at the CUNY Law School [...]