City Council Speaker
Peter F. Vallone
The many weekly editions of the Tribune
have been an integral part of the Queens scene for the last 30 years. Its pages have
faithfully recorded our home boroughs growth, triumphs and tribulations. As the Tribune
and our borough go forward into the 21st century, we have a lot to be thankful for and a
lot left to do.
Our stable neigh-borhoods and high quality of
life continue to make Queens a good place in which to live and raise our families. We have
fine educational institutions, world class
recreational facilities and solid service delivery.
Queens is an attractive destination for new
arrivals from all over the world and is one of the most multicultural areas of New York
City. In the new century, we must continue to address the special needs of our immigrant
communities as they assimilate and become part of the American landscape.
Transportation will be another special
challenge to our borough, in both mass transit and airport access.
As it has for the last 30 years, the Queens Tribune
will be on hand to record it all. It is my hope and expectations that Queens
flagship paper continues to thrive and grow, along with the borough it represents.
Richard A. Brown
Congratulations to everyone at the Queens Tribune upon your
30th anniversary. All of us at the District Attorneys office join in paying tribute
to the staff and management of the Tribune for all the fine work that you do in
getting the news out to the residents of our county.
The last 30 years have seen great change in Queens County, and the Tribune
has responded to the challenges of those changing times. During the years ahead I am
hopeful that we will continue to see crime in the county plummet and that the quality of
the lives of our residents will continue to improve. I look forward to continuing to serve
this great borough, working with the police and our residents to fight crime and to make
our neighborhoods safer for our families. And Im certain that the Tribune and
its staff will continue its fine work in keeping the people of Queens informed about
everything thats happening in our county.
Again, heartiest con-gratulations.
New York City
Alan G. Hevesi
During the past 30 years, Queens has undergone tremendous changes.
We have seen people from more than 175 different cultures and ethnicity working and living
side by side every day to build new communities and share their heritage with one another.
We rooted together when the Mets won the World Series twice, and we learned about
science when the New York Hall of Science opened; we watched as new business districts and
communities thrived, and have come together to protest racism and hate crimes.
During all of this, the Queens Tribune has been there. It has
become an integral part of our lives, reporting on the stories that affect our communities
No one can predict what the next 30 years will bring. It is my hope that
during this time children will be able to receive a better education in more modern school
facilities, the citys infrastructure its roads and buildings will be
better maintained, crime will continue to decrease and prejudice will be non-existent.
No matter what happens, I know the Queens Tribune will be there to
cover it. Happy 30th Birthday Queens Tribune.