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Workers Arrested After Rallying For Paid Holiday

Workers Arrested After Rallying For Paid Holiday

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Thirty-two federal, State and City elected leaders, clergy and airport workers were arrested on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, after protesting to bring dignity, fairness and economic justice to the contracted employees. One thousand people marched in unison towards the bridge to LaGuardia Airport with banners that read “MLK: Our […]

Melinda Katz Inaugurated

Melinda Katz Inaugurated

Queens’ Voice Sworn In BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Voters chose Melinda Katz to act as the new voice for Queens on Nov. 5. Last week, Katz officially took over in that role. The Forest Hills native was sworn in as the 19th Queens Borough President at a ceremony held at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert […]

Bill de Blasio Sworn In As Mayor

Bill de Blasio Sworn In As Mayor

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer New York City has a new mayor. Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the City’s 109th mayor at midnight on New Year’s Day in his Brooklyn home. This brief swearing-in led to a formal inauguration at noon on the steps of City Hall on Jan. 1. During the […]

2013: Change Comes To Queens

2013: Change Comes To Queens

The Queens Tribune honored four term-limited Queens officials in November, thanking (from left) Councilman Leroy Comrie, Borough President Helen Marshall and Councilmen James Gennaro and Peter Vallone Jr. for their years of service. Photo by Ira Cohen COMPILED BY STEVEN J. FERRARI New Mayor, BP Elected Much of 2013 was spent focusing on the race […]

Dr. James Muyskens Transformed Queens College

Dr. James Muyskens Transformed Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens College has seen a renaissance over the last dozen years, with new programs, new buildings, new technology and a new attitude. At the center of these massive changes has been Dr. James Muyskens, who took over as president of the school in July 2002. Facing many challenges to revitalize […]

Bloomberg’s Legacy

Bloomberg’s Legacy

Over the last 12 years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has presided over nearly unprecedented levels of change within the City. From his push for healthier residents to technological advancements, Bloomberg has established his legacy as a change agent for New York. Of Bloomberg’s many accomplishments, his push for development and economic progress has been the most […]

Walcott Reflects On Time As Chancellor

Walcott Reflects On Time As Chancellor

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with students during a visit to the Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School in Hollis on Dec. 11. Photo by Ira Cohen BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott swung by a Queens school to talk about the strides the public school system has taken in the […]

Kaufman Studios Expands With A Backlot

Kaufman Studios Expands With A Backlot

Sesame Street’s Grover joins elected officials and Kaufman Studios representatives at the backlot’s ribbon cutting on Tuesday. Photo by Ira Cohen BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Astoria residents will see many more famous faces from Hollywood now that the newly-built outdoor backlot at Kaufman Astoria Studios is complete. To celebrate the occasion, many local and […]