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Spin CycleHiram Monserrate, a newly elected member of the state Senate's aspiring majority, has apparently been arrested for beating up his girlfriend. He was originally a member of the "Gang of Four" that tried to hijack the conference to meet......
Tags: Parliament, Long Island, Politics, Upper House
Spin CycleWhich was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1) U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), who once campaigned to be Commerce secretary, for calling President Obama???s budget ???an extraordinary move to the left.??? 2) Senate Majority...
Tags: Judd Gregg, Malcolm Smith, St. Albans, Tom Suozzi
Spin CycleCall him Deadlock Dean, since he helped to take us to this point. Long before the savvy and influential Rockville Centre senator and lawyer engineered last week's surprise parliamentary coup, he happened to make an unprecedented 31-31 standoff possible......
Spin CycleWe elect district attorneys to enforce laws, not to decide who writes them. But prosecutions in Queens and the Bronx -- and perhaps Albany -- could end up shaping the outcome of the Great Senate War, if not the......
Spin CycleHere's the latest file from Mr. Madore: State Senate Democrats named John Sampson of Brooklyn their de facto leader Monday, dumping Malcolm Smith of Queens to win back the support of a key senator. Sampson, (in photo) first elected......
Spin CycleThere are more angles and issues in this war for State Senate control than lobbyists in the hallways. Depending on how you slice it, the outcome -- in doubt until next week at the earliest -- will hinge on......
Spin CycleHeading 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......
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelSchool bus safety posters created by three Central Florida students are among five from the state that are headed to national competition after winning top prizes in a contest sponsored by the Florida Association for Pupil Transportation. Megan Finn of...
Daily DishSince the message boards at Chowhound.com started up in the late 1990s, the site has been known for its correspondents' tendencies to fly flags for their favorite causes. The site may have begun because of its founder's great need to......
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelState Rep. Jason Brodeur's controversial amendment to the House's budget is an interesting read, with layers of intrigue packed into just three sentences, albeit two of them are long in typical lawmakers' style. As we reported, the Sanford...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThree Seminole County public school educators are up for the honor of Teacher of the Year. Valeria Brown, a language arts teacher at Jackson Heights Middle; Casey Foote, a third grade teacher at Altamonte Elementary; and Helen Reed, who teaches English at...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelNineteen Central Florida students won awards last weekend at he 14th annual Science Challenge held at the Orlando Science Center. The event is meant to be an intermediate competition for students who've won at their county science fairs and hope to do...
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