Monserrate on 37th Avenue during primary day in September.

Monserrate faces charges of fraud

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 21, District 39 on October 21, 2010 | No Comments

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.

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College Point leaders vow to halt crimes

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 19, State Senate on August 12, 2010 | No Comments

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.

Police investigate the murder in the Ditmars section of Astoria last week.

Gianaris, Vallone call for police action after Astoria murders

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Council, District 12, State Senate on August 5, 2010 | No Comments

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.

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Flushing pols rally for more cops after killings

Posted by Rebecca Henely and Christina Santucci in Assembly, City Council, District 20, District 22, District 22 on August 5, 2010 | No Comments

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.

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Moya vows to fight gang violence in Corona

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 39 on July 29, 2010 | No Comments

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.

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Monserrate can see Giraldo after judge loosens restraining order

Posted by Rebecca Henely in District 13, State Senate on July 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

Former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate, who was forced to give up his Albany seat after slashing his girlfriend’s face, got a partial reprieve Tuesday when a State Supreme Court judge reduced the order of protection preventing him from having any contact with her.