Gary Ackerman Backs John Liu

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer As September draws near, the State Senate race for District 11 continues to heat up, this time with some big endorsements. On July 22, former U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman announced his endorsement of John Liu for the seat held by State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Ackerman joins U.S. Reps. Joe […]

Rego Park Resident to Challenge Addabbo This Nov.

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer State Sen. Joe Addabbo (D- Middle Village) will have a Republican challenger this November. Rego Park resident Michael Conigliaro announced his intention to run for the District 15 State Senate seat against Addabbo in an email sent out Monday afternoon. According to the release, Conigliaro is the manager of a […]

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. […]

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 […]

After Ragusa’s Death, new Queens GOP Leadership

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer With the passing of Phil Ragusa, the Queens GOP party has a new leader. Robert Beltrani, who was the executive vice chairman and second in command under Ragusa, will take over as the chairman of the Queens Republican party. According to Robert Hornak, the spokesperson for the party, its bylaws […]

Chapin Home Celebrates 13 Centenarians

                    BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Last year, Mary Nuccio was concerned she was not going to see her 100th birthday, so she had her brother write President Barack Obama to get her centenarian letter a year early. She received that letter and is now waiting […]

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 […]