Yesterday's federal court hearing on the pending sentencing of ex-Queens assemblyman Anthony Seminerio produced many wonderful insights into the business of politics as well as potential problems for a host of political figures whose names popped up on tapes introduced as evidence by the Manhattan U ... More >>
The special assembly election Governor Paterson announced, then rescinded, in Queens is on again -- at least for the moment. "Although there were concerns raised about last week's announcement," says the Governor, "after a comprehensive review of the issues at stake, I have determined that ... More >>
On Friday Governor Paterson issued and then rescinded an order for a special election to fill the Queens assembly seat of Anthony Seminerio, who resigned in disgrace earlier this year. The Governor's office says the order was sent in error, and that Paterson never really endorsed the idea of having ... More >>
It looks like Mike Bloomberg's burst of outrage over Plaxico Burress's concealed gun bust is paying off. The former Giant's wide receiver is now facing three and a half years in prison if convicted on criminal weapons possession charges. But as the Times's ever-adroit Clyde Haberman points o ... More >>
Two former top aides to Brooklyn City Council member and foot-doctor Kendall Stewart (pictured) have a date in court tomorrow to plead guilty to embezzlement charges stemming from last year's massive probe into member item slush funds.Asquith Reid, Stewart's former chief of staff, and Joycinth ... More >>
Bribes and blatant nepotism in the senate. What else is new?
Here's that aging rascal, Queens assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, explaining the ways of the world to an Albany favor seeker about why the veteran legislator decided to cut out the middleman and become his own lobbyist: "I was doing favors for these sons-of-bitches there, you know, they were, they we ... More >>
Political Parties Divide Judicial Spoils in Queens