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Hiram’s conviction upheld

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, State Senate on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

Former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate lost in court again Friday when the state Court of Appeals confirmed his misdemeanor assault conviction for dragging his girlfriend Karla Giraldo through his Jackson Heights apartment in December 2008, the Queens district attorney’s office said. A panel of four judges determined the evidence against Monserrate, whose conviction eventually led [...]

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Gillibrand gives Navy Cross to vet killed in Vietnam

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Congress, U.S. Senate on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) visited North Shore-LIJ’s Rosen Family Wellness Center on Veterans Day to give the family of a Vietnam soldier killed on the battlefield 45 years ago military honors he was due but never received until now. Vietnam veteran Tony Schiozzi visited the Patchogue cemetery where Marine Lance Cpl. Richard Kaler is [...]