Avella/Liu State Senate Race Heats Up

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer As the legislative session begins to wrap up and attention turns toward the summer campaign season, one of the biggest races in Queens is starting to escalate. A war of words was exchanged last week between State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and his expected primary opponent, former Comptroller John Liu, […]

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 […]

Hypocrites On All Sides

To The Editor: Allow me to rebut the statements by Joe Brooks, whose letters claiming some on the political right are hypocrites. He cited two examples of them taking welfare. Joe, I have news for you. There are hypocrites on the left also. Liberal columnist Carl Rowan favored gun control and made some choice statements […]

Vincent Tabone Asks For Court Date Delay

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Another accused member of the federal corruption scandal plaguing State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) is asking for a reprieve until after this year’s election cycle. Former Queens Republican Vice Chairman Vincent Tabone has asked for his federal corruption trial to be pushed back until after the November elections, claiming that […]

Terrible Tea Partiers

To The Editor: In your Jan. 16 Tribune letters, Mr. La Rosa was right on. The Obsrublican Party has blocked and/or sabotaged every proposal, initiative or request put forward by the Democratic Party regardless of the damage incurred by our country. This they have done in their rabid desire to recapture the Presidency as they […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 20

Flushing Incumbent Facing Three Challengers Three challengers have risen in Council District 20, each hoping to defeat Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) in his bid for re-election. Green Party candidate Evergreen Chou, Jobs and Education candidate Martha Flores-Vasquez and Reform candidate Sunny Hahn have all thrown their names into the ring, facing off against the incumbent […]