Profiles Of The Rich And Famous: State Financial Disclosures Reveal Additional Income For Electeds

Profiles Of The Rich And Famous: State Financial Disclosures Reveal Additional Income For Electeds

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (left) and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (right) had some of the highest additional sources ofincome on their disclosure reports. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The 2013 financial disclosure statements for the State Legislature have been released, displaying which investments and income sources Queens’ State Senators and Assemblymembers have aside from their day […]

Proposed Glendale Shelter Threatened With Lawsuit

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer With the project inching closer to becoming a reality, opponents of the proposed Glendale homeless shelter are considering taking legal action to stop the City from creating the shelter. A group of residents, led by civic leaders Kathy Masi and Bob Holden, have been speaking with lawyers about pursuing litigation […]

Smith Tops In Legislation?

It might not have been a great year overall for embattled State Sen. Malcolm Smith, but he seems to have had a successful session in Albany… Smith, who recently had his trial pushed back so Yiddish conversations could be translated for trial, was among the Top 10 drafters of resolutions adopted by both houses of […]

John Liu Discusses Tense Senate Race

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer By his own admission, a race for elected office was not something John Liu was considering for 2014. However, he said he saw an opportunity to make a difference in the State Senate. Liu is challenging State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), who joined the Independent Democratic Conference earlier this year. […]

Crossing Guard Bill Passes

Last month, the Legislature passed a bill making any assault on School Crossing Guards a “D” felony. On July 7, standing outside IS 145, a group of Queens School Crossing Guards were joined by Local 372 President Santos Crespo, Jr., to express their thanks to State Sen. Jose Peralta and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker who co-sponsored […]

Vets Get New Opportunities

Legislation approved by the State Senate and Assembly, with the strong support of State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Jr., will provide new opportunities for veterans who are public employees to purchase up to three years of retirement credit for their military service. “Under current law, this option is only available to veterans who served their country […]

Funding Goes To Glen Oaks Oval For Lights

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Glen Oaks Oval will soon have some badly needed lighting, thanks to a recently received allocation. State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) joined the Glen Oaks Village Owners Inc. at its annual company picnic with some good news. The Glen Oaks Oval will receive a capital funding allocation of $400,000 […]