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I hope Avella has the opportunity to ask Liu when he is going to pay the fines that were imposed on him resulting from his campaign funding irregularities during an earlier election. Given how very much Liu has raised in funding for THIS campaign, he oiught to be able to pay those fines. And the fines, themselves, were small enough considering that Liu let two of his staffers fall on their swords and go to prison for him instead of serving the time he should be doing, himself. I will believe Liu was not aware of and did not sanction those funding irregularities when I become convinced that Chris Christie knew nothing about the George Washington bridge tie up.1 month ago
Crowley says that when voters elect Democrats they expect them to stay Democrats.
I think when voters elect Democrats they don't expect them to knowingly (and don't tell me Liu didn't know that his staffers were doing illegal things with campaign finances) fall on their swords and go to jail for the crimes they committed in his, Liu's, behalf.
Give me Avella's aboveboard actions anytime.
4 months ago
Tony Avella manages to fall on my side of just about every issue. I am more than a member of his fan club. I have worked for his election in the past and will continue to do so in the future. His is one of the most non-politics driven politicians I have ever met.
It is almost an insult to call him a politician. He is something more than that and proof that you can fight the system and still get elected. I'm proud to sign this
Avella Fan7 months ago
To say that the Build It Back program is worthless, is to understate the case. As far as I can tell, the only thing it does is create jobs for incompetents and spends all of its money on them and office space. I've gone through several costly trips to their headquarters, first in Rockaway and now in Coney Island with absolutely no positive results. It is, as far as I can tell, a costly boondoggle.7 months ago
I happen to be familiar with the events of the night described by the young man in this story. The man the police were seeking was later caught in the act of holding a knife to the throat of a young woman. The cogent fact is that HE MATCHED THE DESCRIPTION OF "ANDREW" AND HIS COMPANIONS. Put another way, "Andrew" and his companions MATCHED THE DESCRIPTION OF THE APPREHENDED PERP. "Andrew" would have had a legitimate beef if the perp had turned out to be, say, a short Latino, or a tall Asian, or a bearded East Indian, or, perhaps, the 40 year old Caucasian described in the subsequent sex crime story in this same edition of the Chronicle? How would "Andrew" and his friends feel if the man was not caught and he killed the young woman, or someone else. Suffice it to say that the police are welcome to stop me and frisk me anytime they are seeking a criminal who matches the description of an unarmed white octogenarian perpetrator. Since Whitey Bulgar is already in custody, I think I, and the rest those who match my description, will not find cause to complain.Jul 4, 2013
Based on the facts as stated in this story, it sounds like a giant (NYRA) trying to swat a flea (Stalzer). But I wonder if anyone else finds it worth noting that a retired law enforcement officer is able to bet at least $150,000.00 per year (the minimum required for membership in the Players Club) on horse racing. His win/loss record must be awfully good. Jun 7, 2013
It has been shown time and time again in study after study that landmark designation brings INCREASED property values. The reason is obvious. Historic Landmark Designation protects a neighborhood, indeed, and entire community, from being overdeveloped and or from the ever present danger of out-of-character structures being built there. You will not find a historic district that is descending into neighborhood squalor, as so many others do, regardless of age. It is, unfortunately, the fate of aging neighborhoods. But not Landmarked neighborhoods.Mar 28, 2013
Concannon's claims seem to be those of a desperate man. He needs to learn that when he runs against a better candidate, he has to lose gracefully.Oct 11, 2012