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Key witness sobs at Halloran trial

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Former Bronx GOP boss Joseph Savino, who pleaded guilty in an election-rigging scheme and now faces 30 years in prison, said he had a guide in the plot: a quarterback from Queens. Savino, who admitted accepting a bribe in exchange for helping a Democratic state senator secure the Republican line in the 2013 mayoral elections, [...]

State Sen. Tony Avella and former Comptroller John Liu

Avella scores union nod in re-election bid

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State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) won a big ally in his re-election campaign Tuesday when Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the two-term incumbent. De Blasio made the endorsement in the wake of an agreement between the Independent Democratic Conference, which Avella is a part of, and mainline Democrats to form a new governing coalition in [...]

Councilman Leroy Comrie speaks at Assemblywoman Nily Rozic’s inauguration.

Comrie stockpiles support and money to unseat Smith

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Leroy Comrie’s campaign for embattled state Sen. Malcolm Smith seat is gaining momentum. He is accumulating support, endorsements and money. Last week, some Queens power brokers held a cocktail reception for the ex-councilman at a Long Island City restaurant. Some of the attendees included Borough President Melinda Katz, Queens Democratic Party Chairman U.S. Rep. Joe [...]

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City dollars flow to NE Qns

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Just a few months ?after the City Council passed a historic reform package that included changes to the discretionary funding process, Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) touted a 2015 fiscal year budget that included nearly three times more funding for his Council district than the area had seen in the past few years. The $75 billion [...]

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City Council OKs municipal ID card

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New York City is one step closer to creating the largest municipal identification program in the country. Last week, the City Council approved 43-3 with two abstentions a bill that allows New Yorkers to have a municipal ID regardless of their citizen status. One of the primary goals of the New York City Identity Card [...]

Tom Ognibene

Ognibene named on petitions as potential rival of Addabbo

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Former City Councilman Tom Ognibene’s name has been circulating on petitions as a Republican contender for state Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr.’s (D-Howard Beach) seat. The western Queens GOP leader has not yet filed a campaign committee with the state Board of Elections specific to the pursuit of the 15th Senate District, which encompasses most of [...]