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 […]

2013 ELECTIONS: Ballot Proposals

Judge Age Limit Leads Six Amendments Besides selecting a Mayor, Comptroller, Queens Borough President and City Council member, Queens voters will also be given a chance to amend the law of the land. There are six proposals on the ballot this year that would add amendments to New York State’s Constitution. One of the biggest […]

Amendment Seeks Judicial Age Extension

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer On Election Day, Queens voters will help determine if New York State judges can serve in the courts longer, increasing the maximum age to 80. New York is one of 15 states in the nation that has a retirement age for judges, ending in their mid-70s at the latest. A […]