Archive by month August

Pols Call for Ferry Service

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Rockaway Ferry has been extended into next year and now two elected officials are calling on all mayoral candidates to support its permanent service. Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) are asking every candidate running for Mayor to sign a pledge backing the service […]

Queens Undocumented Youth Speak Out

By TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Hopeful young undocumented immigrants shared their stories with Public Advocate candidate Reshma Saujani and Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) at a town hall titled, “DREAMers for Reshma,” on Aug. 22 at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights. “When I think about who inspires me, it’s the DREAMers,” Saujani said. “They […]

Mattone, Civics Meet On Chain Restaurants

By TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The developer of a series of proposed chain restaurants being built in Elmhurst faced criticism of the project during a meeting Tuesday night. On Aug. 27, members of Community Board 4 and the Newtown Civic Association met with Carl Mattone, president of the Mattone Group, to clarify concerns to help […]

Union Workers, Library Clash Over Cleaning

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Unionized custodians say they are being treated dirty by the Queens Library Administration. According to the Local 1321 of District Council 27, the library has been replacing union workers with lower-paid private contractors to clean the Central Branch in Jamaica. Adding insult to injury, union leaders claim the cash-strapped library […]

Quinn Stops In To Talk Mayoral Run

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) stopped by the Queens Tribune office to discuss her campaign and her goals for the City if she is elected Mayor. During her visit on Aug. 27, the mayoral candidate talked about everything from education to Stop and Frisk, from flooding to Flushing Meadows Corona […]

114th Pct. Assault On A Police Officer

ASSAULT ON A POLICE OFFICER – At 4:18 p.m. on Aug. 22, a 49-year-old Asian woman was walking southbound on 79th Street when the suspect, a white male in his 60s who had exited a black Ford pickup, approached her and forcibly removed her pocketbook. The victim chased the suspect back to the truck and […]

112th Pct. Rape

RAPE – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect wanted for a rape. At approximately 10 p.m. on Aug. 23, the victim, a 52-year-old female, was exiting the R train on 63rd Drive and Queens Boulevard when the suspect began asking for her name and phone number. The victim refused and walked […]

103rd Pct. Sexual Assault

SEXUAL ASSAULT – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance with the whereabouts and identity of the following individual wanted for a sexual assault. At 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 18, inside the South Jamaica Housing Development, a Black male approached a 13-year-old female victim and followed her to the elevator. While inside the elevator, the […]

Time To Speak Out On Egypt

Dear Mr. President: As the crisis in Egypt continues to escalate, I and many of the constituents I represent in my Assembly District are deeply troubled over the rise of anti-Christian persecution in said country. A recent hate campaign initiated by Islamists in Cairo included the torching and looting of a Franciscan school. Three nuns […]

Queens Tribune Endorsements

Queens Borough President Democratic Primary Queens is the fastest growing County in the City, and as we look toward an uncertain financial future, the Borough requires a strong, independent voice that will fight to ensure that Queens gets its fair share in comparison to the rest of the City. We have no doubt that both […]