At the end of last August, former State Senator Shirley Huntley called for a press conference in her home district of Jamaica, Queens. There, she informed her supporters that she would be arrested the following day for an extensive criminal investigation into her personal expenses.
Turns out, betwe ... More >>
As City Council contenders gear up for the race to City Hall, they want to make sure we know that they have lots and lots of friends. Because only popular kids are allowed to eat at the City Council table, right?
Ari Kagan, currently the district leader of Brooklyn, recited names from his Facebook ... More >>
It's endorsement season in the crowded race to replace longtime Congressman Gary Ackerman -- who surprised folks last month with the announcement that he would be retiring.
You sometimes wonder how much these endorsements really matter -- but at least they offer us some insight into the kinds of d ... More >>
Queens Assemblywoman Grace Meng, who would be New York's first Asian-American member of Congress, has raised $300,000 in ten days.
Obviously, she's thrilled.
"We are definitely excited. I think this is going to be a historical campaign that people all throughout New York and the country are lookin ... More >>
Last Sunday, Reverend Ruben Diaz made a big deal about the role of Latino state senators in deciding the future of same-sex marriage in New York. As he addressed a crowd overwhelmingly composed of religious Hispanics, Diaz repeatedly led the flock to believe that the issue would be made or broken by ... More >>
Today in El Diario, that newspaper at your bodega you always wondered about...
The War on Prostitution Cards
Along a 40-block stretch of Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, you can occasionally hear the words "girls, girls" murmured at night, according to the Spanish-language daily. But these whis ... More >>
Fight Back New York claimed victory shortly after the polls closed last night for taking down anti-gay marriage Senator Bill Stachowski of Buffalo. Supporting challenger Tim Kennedy, FBNY was celebrating their second successful hit of a senator who'd voted against marriage equality, following Hiram ... More >>
Ah, New York City! It's the day to vote in the election you know about and think you're going to vote in but might not, one in which the most suspenseful race of the day involves whether or not you actually care enough to get out there and pull the lever. We're going to be liveblogging and up ... More >>
No, it's not yet like the state v. state fight in 2001, when the Yankees played the Diamondbacks in the World Series. But now that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed her state's draconian Senate Bill 1070 into law, a number of New York immigration activists and politicians are angry enough to cr ... More >>
Loser"This is the final nail in Hiram Monserrate's coffin, and now we have buried him!" declared City Council member Daniel Dromm in East Elmhurst last night, before newly elected State Senator Jose Peralta addressed his supporters and most of the leaders of the city's Democratic establishmen ... More >>
We spent the final weekend before Tuesday's Special Election in the 19th Senate District in Jackson Heights and Corona, Queens. One morning, we woke up to find a Jose Peralta supporter had managed to slip inside of the co-op building to leave pamphlets under every door. The next day, even Rob ... More >>
There was a debate last night in preparation for Tuesday's special election to fill Hiram Monserrate's state senate seat, from which the convicted abuser was ejected last month.
Democrat Jose Peralta and Republican Robert Beltrani were there, but Monserrate, running hard to replace himself, was th ... More >>
Rev. Ricardo ReyesWhat's it like to be the spiritual counselor of a politician with a misdemeanor conviction for assaulting his girlfriend?
Runnin' Scared decided to find out, by chatting with Reverend Ricardo Reyes of Corona, Queens. As we've been reporting, Hiram Monserrate is running for ... More >>
Jose Peralta's campaign ad for the special Queens election to replace Hiram Monserrate (who's also running) is out, and if Monserrate is counting on anti-gay support to bring him to victory, it seems Peralta is counting on anti-Monserrate support to win it for him: The ad starts with footage of Mo ... More >>
Not content to plot revenge from an underwater lair, ejected state senator Hiram Monserrate has filed a federal suit to get his seat back. As he declared in his speech just before the removal vote, he contends he was denied due process, and his constituents denied proper representation.
Th ... More >>
As the state assemblyman representing the 39th District in Queens, José Peralta is a busy guy, and like most politicians, he wants people to know it, having his office that sends out press releases to attest to his industry.Yesterday, for instance, Peralta's office announced that the Dominican-Amer ... More >>