| Jun 15, 2009
| 4:30 PM
Heading into Monday's crucial court hearing, prospects were larger in the Great Senate War for an even 31-31 split between the major party caucuses. If that happens - now or later in this once-in-a-lifetime drama - the bizarre question......
| Jul 20, 2009
| 4:30 PM
When Gov. David A. Paterson recently replaced June O'Neill as Democratic state chairman with Nassau Chairman Jay Jacobs, you could have guessed that AG Andrew Cuomo wasn't going to be crazy about the pick -- if you assume the template......
| Mar 16, 2010
| 6:40 AM
Voting is underway for the New York State Senate seat once held by expelled Senator Hiram Monserrate. Among those vying for the position, Monserrate himself.
Carrying the load of a misdemeanor conviction for dragging his girlfriend through an apartment...
| Sep 21, 2009
| 1:31 PM
During opening arguments in the trial of New York State Sen. Hiram Monserrate, prosecutors charged that his ex-girlfriend cried in the hospital and told a nurse she blamed the Queens lawmaker for cutting up her face with broken glass during a heated...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 1:29 PM
The girlfriend of New York State Sen. Hiram Monserrate took the stand Wednesday in the Queens lawmaker's assault trial.
Karla Giraldo initially told authorities she was attacked by Monserrate at his Jackon Heights home in December but later retracted her...
| Oct 15, 2009
| 1:26 PM
New York State Sen. Hiram Monserrate has been acquitted on a felony charge of second-degree assault for slashing his girlfriend's face during a fight at his Jackson Heights apartment.
Monserrate, 42, will be able to keep his Senate seat.
| Oct 20, 2009
| 6:19 PM
Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson didn't hold his feelings back Tuesday as he announced the formation of a special committee to investigate Sen. Hiram Monserrate.
"We understand the magnitude of what happened here and we understand the...
| Oct 29, 2009
| 6:13 AM
With the month-long summer coup and assault conviction hot on their minds, the Queens Democratic Party seem to have had enough of State Senator Hiram Monserrate's theatrics.
The party, along with the endorsement of its leader Representative Joseph...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 4:19 AM
Gov. David Paterson scored a victory Monday when the state Legislature failed to override his veto of an ethics bill he complained was too weak.
The Democrat-led Legislature hoped to pass the changes in 2010 - an election year - now that the Senate has a...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 9:33 AM
Queens Senator Hiram Monserrate has been sentenced to three years probation on a charge he brutally attacked his girlfriend.
Friday's sentencing also included 250 hours of community service and 52 weeks of domestic abuse counseling. An order of...
| Jun 10, 2009
A Republican coup in the state Senate, helped along by one Democrat with legal troubles and another who violated election laws, paralyzed the chamber on Tuesday.
Democrats vowed to fight back, possibly with a lawsuit, but the new leaders said the...