Ulrich, Crowley Survive Tough Challenges

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As the General Election wrapped up late Tuesday, five incumbent Queens councilmembers let out a breath of relief to retain their seats. Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) garnered 53.1 percent of the vote, while his Democratic challenger, Lew Simon, had 46.9 percent. According to the polling results, the Republican incumbent […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 23

Safety Key Between Weprin, Concannon Over the summer, Reform candidate Joe Concannon decided to run against Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) due to their opposing views on Stop and Frisk. Concannon entered the race soon after the Community Safety Act was passed by the City Council in August. Weprin voted for the act, saying it […]

Comp. John Liu’s Former Aides Sentenced

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Two aides who worked on the Mayoral campaign of Comptroller John Liu have been sentenced, ending a long investigation that had followed Liu throughout his run. Jia “Jenny” Hou, the treasurer, received a 10-month jail sentence and faces the possibility of deportation. Xingwu “Oliver” Pan, the fundraiser, will spend four […]