Dan Janison

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Queens Pol Tony Seminerio, 75, Dies in a Federal Pen

    ​Former Queens assemblyman Tony Seminerio died today in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina where he was serving out the six-year fraud sentence he received in February. Seminerio, 75, had long been in poor health. Prior to his sentencing by federal Judge Naomi Buchwald for taking hund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Steve Levy Remembers To Forget His WFP Candidacy

    Steve Levy, the newly hatched Republican gubernatorial candidate out of Suffolk County, keeps denying he was a candidate of the Working Families Party when he won reelection in 2007. This is either a minor brain spasm, or some kind of Soviet-style, rewriting of history-type deal. He just got in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Bloomy Schools Doomsday: End of the World As We Know It

    School Armageddon is upon us. Or even worse, a planned economy. Today we find out if Mayor Bloomberg's doomsday predictions come true about what will happen if the state senate fails to renew legislation granting the mayor full control over city schools. Last week, Bloomberg thundered that letting t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    D'Amato's Perfecta: Pals for Paterson, Cash for Cuomo

    Al D'Amato is an equal opportunity money machine. The ex-GOP senator is now raising cash for Andrew Cuomo, reports a Newsday team of Dan Janison and Celeste Hadrick. In a bash scheduled for Tuesday evening in Midtown, D'Amato will host a fundraiser for Cuomo's  campaign committee, a PAC that's amb ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 22, 2008

    Michael Bloomberg's Velvet Coup

    Is Mayor Mugabe an outrageous comparison?

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Brian McLaughlin's Booze Excuse

    Scandal-scarred ex-city labor leader Brian McLaughlin, the former Queens Assemblyman who has admitted to stealing $2 million from everyone from the local little league to electrical contractors, is finally talking about his misdeeds. The culprit, he tells Newsday’s Dan Janison, was that old devil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2005

    Brother Bloomberg

    It's good to know that corrections union chief Norman Seabrook, who personally drove ex-Senator Guy Velella out of Rikers when he won early release from jail last year, is out of the Bloomberg dog house. Not that he was ever really in it.

  • News

    July 5, 2005

    Olympic fallout: Spreading the 2012 blame

    New Yorkers didn't 'let down' anybody