The Mayor And The IDC

Back in January, much was reported about a possible rift between Queens County Democrats and the Mayor during Speaker and committee negotiations. Has the Mayor drawn another line in the sand? On Tuesday, Bill de Blasio threw his support behind  Independent Democratic Conference members State Sens. Tony Avella and Jeff Klein in their reelection bids. […]

County Calls On Liu Against Avella

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer On Monday, the Queens Democratic Party threw their support behind former Comptroller John Liu in a bid to unseat State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). The announcement came on the morning on May 19, seemingly settling the questions and rumors on Liu and his plans for 2014. In the September primary […]

Liu Ready To Run Again?

The Hot Stove in baseball may be dying down as Spring Training begins, but the political Hot Stove is just getting started. Sources tell QConf that former Comptroller John Liu may have his sites set on a new seat. Liu, who recently started teaching college courses at Baruch College, could challenge U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, […]

MTA To Renovate Flushing LIRR Station

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A plan to renovate the entrances to the Flushing-Main Street Long Island Rail Road station has been approved. On Jan. 29, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board unanimously voted in favor of an effort by the MTA and LIRR to acquire the property at 40-36 Main St. using the New York […]

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 […]

‘Linsanity’ Returns To New York City

A documentary showcasing the craziness of “Linsanity” appeared on the big screen last week. The popularity of former New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin was shown in a biographical movie entitled “Linsanity: The Jeremy Lin Story.” Two years ago, Lin burst onto the scene, coming off the bench and becoming a prominent player on […]