With November’s general election looming, six different races for state Assembly have shaped up throughout Queens, according to the city Board of Elections. According to a citywide candidacy list provided by the BOE, Assembly races in the borough will be decided Nov. 6 for the 25th, 30th, 33rd, 36th, 37th and 40th districts. In the [...]
Former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate surrendered this week to federal prosecutors on charges he misused city funds meant for a failed nonprofit in Corona to finance his own political campaigns, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan said.
Complaints by area community members and business owners have risen about issues including drug dealing, loitering, public drinking and fighting at the College Point Park, located at College Point Boulevard and 14th Avenue.
State Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) called on the city Police Department last week to add officers to the 114th Precinct following a recent rash of murders, while City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) has asked the city to prevent homeless people from sleeping in Astoria Park.
City Councilmen Peter Koo (R-Flushing) and Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) held a rally for greater police presence in Flushing at the James A. Bland Community Center at 133-36 Roosevelt Ave., across the street from the Mobil gas station where Pakistani immigrant Nadeem Khan was killed July 25.
It looked like a scene out of a Mark Twain novel, with community activist and Assembly candidate Francisco Moya painting a paneled enclosure around a construction site at the intersection of 104th Street and 47th Avenue in Corona Thursday. But unlike Tom Sawyer, Moya said he wants the job of cleaning up graffiti — and the gangs who create it.