Ognibene Hospitalized for Chest Pains

Tom Ognibene, a Queens Republican who tried to challenge Michael Bloomberg  in 2005 and considered a run this year, is in the hospital after experiencing chest pains, according to his wife Margaret.

Ognibene was driving home and called the E.M.S. workers himself, she said. He was in a facility in Forest Hills and is being transferred to a Manhattan hospital later today.

A former council member, Ognibene ran for “re-election” in a special election last year, but was was defeated.

The extent of the medical attention needed will be determined shortly, she said.

“So far, everything is good,” she said.


Ognibene Hospitalized for Chest Pains