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Profiles Of The Rich And Famous: State Financial Disclosures Reveal Additional Income For Electeds

Profiles Of The Rich And Famous: State Financial Disclosures Reveal Additional Income For Electeds

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (left) and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (right) had some of the highest additional sources ofincome on their disclosure reports. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The 2013 financial disclosure statements for the State Legislature have been released, displaying which investments and income sources Queens’ State Senators and Assemblymembers have aside from their day […]

Officials Urge Immigration Enrollment

Officials Urge Immigration Enrollment

Assemblyman Francisco Moya, Jessica Orozco, director of Immigration and Civic Engagement at the Hispanic Federationand U.S. Rep. Grace Meng spoke about the importance to apply and reapply for DACA. BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) held a press conference Tuesday morning to urge undocumented immigrants in New York to enroll and […]

Protesters Clash Outside Pan Am Hearing

Protesters Clash Outside Pan Am Hearing

A crowd protesting Elmhurst’s Pan Am homeless shelter gathered Monday outside a public hearing on the shelter. BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Cries of “get a job,” “pay your rent” and “get out” rang across Goldsmith Street in Elmhurst Monday night, as protesters of the Pan American homeless shelter met counter-protesters from the shelter. Thirty-six […]

Boosting Business Through Beautification

Boosting Business Through Beautification

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Last week, Borough President Melinda Katz announced the allocation of $1.1 million in capital funds to pay for streetscape improvements along commercial corridors in several neighborhoods. The goal is to create more attractive commercial shopping districts to ensure the development of the surrounding neighborhoods. The improvements are intended to enhance […]

Pavilion In 3D: Scan To Aid Preservation Efforts

Pavilion In 3D: Scan To Aid Preservation Efforts

Dr. Lori Walters of the University of Central Florida sets up the 3D scanner to create a data map of the New York State Pavilion. Photo by Joe Marvilli BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The New York State Pavilion is getting a virtual lease on life, thanks to a three-dimensional scan. The University of Central […]

Small Business Going Strong In Queens

Small Business Going Strong In Queens

Comptroller Scott Stringer speaks at the Queens Tribune’s Small Business Achievement Awards breakfast on May 20. Photo by Walter Karling BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Small businesses in Queens are experiencing great successes, though challenges lie ahead, experts say. Both Comptroller Scott Stringer and the Queens Economic Development Corporation said that the small business market […]

Mets Make Kid’s Dream Come True

Mets Make Kid’s Dream Come True

In addition to meeting Wright, Robbie also shook hands with Curtis Granderson (left). BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Robbie Twible got to meet his favorite baseball player. Robbie, a 12-year-old boy suffering from Epidermolysis Bullosa, achieved one of his dreams last week, walking on Citi Field and meeting New York Mets third baseman David Wright. […]

Queens College Pres. Pick Down To Four

Queens College Pres. Pick Down To Four

(Clockwise from top left): Dr. Félix Matos Rodríguez, Dr. Irma Becerra-Fernández, Dr. Nasser Paydar and Dr. Melody Rose are the four names vying to become Queens College’s next president. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Only a handful of finalists remain in the running to become Queens College’s president. The quest to find the next permanent […]

Queens Library, Comptroller Continue To Clash

Queens Library, Comptroller Continue To Clash

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer On the evening of May 8, the Queens Library board of trustees voted to reject a resolution that would require the nonprofit to fully comply with an audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer, further fueling tensions between the two. According to reports, members of the 19-person board failed to pass […]