Divorce DIY Program

Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of the New York City Courts, Honorable Fern Fisher, with the City University of New York at York College School of Arts and Science, will inaugurate the Uncontested Divorce DIY Program in the Queens County Supreme Court on July 17. The program will provide the public online access that allows them […]

SCRIE Assistance Starting Soon

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer If you are a senior and you need help navigating the ins and outs of the City’s rent increase exclusion program, you will soon be in luck. Assembly woman Catherine Nolan (D-Sunnyside) announced on Monday that her district office will hold Saturday hours to help residents apply for the Senior […]

John Haggerty Jr. Conviction Upheld

By JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The conviction of Queens political consultant John Haggerty Jr. was sustained this week in New York State’s highest court. The State Court of Appeals decided in a 6-0 ruling to reject Haggerty’s argument to overturn his 2011 conviction of second-degree grand larceny and money laundering. He was found guilty of […]

World Cup Fever

States and Germany World Cup match last week, Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann wrote up a mock excuse note for employees to give to their managers to take the day off. The majority of us nine-to-fivers laughed it off and wished our boss would accept an excuse like that. But, a couple of offices jumped on […]

Simplify Primary Schedules

On Election Day 2014, set for Nov. 4, voters will go to the polls to vote for representatives in Congress and the State Senate and Assembly. For some, it will be the third time this year that they are asked to choose a representative. This past Tuesday, some districts went to the polls for the […]

Mistrial Declared For Malcolm Smith

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A mistrial was announced this week in the corruption case against State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), pushing proceedings back until next year. The motion came after the U.S. Attorney’s Office recently disclosed many untranslated Yiddish recordings, which now need to be sifted through. The process would push the trial until […]

Braunstein’s Campus Safety Legislation Passage

Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) and State Sen. Kathleen Marchione (R-Halfmoon) announced the unanimous passage of bipartisan legislation in the Assembly and Senate (A.2089/S.2753) that would mandate colleges and universities to notify the appropriate law enforcement agency no more than 24 hours after the report of a violent felony or missing person. This legislation passed the […]

Elder Law Seminar To Be Hosted By Flushing House

Maria Alvarez, executive director of NY Statewide Senior Action Council, will give the last of Flushing House’s “Elder Law Seminars” on Saturday, June 21. As in previous years, Flushing House scheduled three seminars for spring 2014. These seminars focused on how changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid Re-Design/Expansion in New […]

OP-ED: Common-Sense Paid Family Leave Needed

By ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHERINE NOLAN At the most critical moments of our lives, far too many of us New Yorkers face an impossible decision: “Do I choose my family or do I choose my job?” There are times when our families as well as our jobs need us. We have a newborn, a child is seriously […]