December 1, 2015

More on the Thomas Galante/Queens Library Story

Here’s the latest on the Queens Library/Thomas Galante situation in NYC.

For background on this story, see these two infoDOCKET posts from last week.

These posts include multiple reports along with a link to a video of the testimony Galante shared with a NY City Council committee last week.

Now, a quick update.

Yesterday, the NY Daily News reported that along with his job as Director of the Queens Library, Thomas Galante has a second job as a business consult for Long Island local school district.

During a 22 month period Galante’s  “side” job (which is ongoing) paid him $287,000 (about $150 hr/22 hours per week).

This is in addition to his $392,000 job as director of the Queens Library.

That was yesterday.

Today, the NY Daily News has published an editorial titled, “King of Queens” and a New York State Senator has called for Galante to resign.

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