Tag: Joe Crowley

David Greenfield
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South Brooklyn Shakeup

New York City Councilman David Greenfield shocked observers on Monday by announcing that he would retire from the Council to lead the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. The two-term Councilman from Midwood and Borough Park was widely-recognized as the leading Orthodox Jew in New York City elected office. The chair of the Council's powerful Land…

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Joe Crowley at an unrelated event in the district.
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Crowley’s Treasurer Under Investigation

One of Queens Democratic Leader Rep. Joe Crowley's closest allies, his campaign treasurer Scott Kaufman, is under investigation by the state Office of Court Administration. He may have violated the rules by receiving court appointments that allowed him to earn over the limit, taking home over $550,000 in court contracts over the last decade. Kaufman received…

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The Brothers Crowley: Sean and Joe
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Power Corrupts: Crowley Delivers

We've mentioned Rep. Joe Crowley, before. He's one of New York's most powerful representatives and leads the Queens Democratic Party. What's new? Now comes the latest story from the New York Post: Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative (in the Bronx) hired Sean Crowley, brother of the Queens representative. In 2013, Rep. Joe Crowley secured $10…

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Steve Pigeon is in trouble for a donation he got for Gov. Cuomo.
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Corruption Watch: Pigeon and Crowley Sibling Relations

Buffalo Fixer Steered Illegal Donation to Cuomo Legendary Buffalo political operative Steve Pigeon was already headed to trial for violating election laws. Now, he faces one more charge: helping a Canadian online gambling company make an illegal $25,000 contribution to Gov. Cuomo's 2014 re-election campaign. Doesn't look like Pigeon will be able to fly the coop. Queens…

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