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Queens’ Rising Star?

Here at QConf, we like to see hometown folk make good on a national stage. Last week, it was announced that Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) was the sole East Coast finalist selected by EMILY’s List to take part in the organization’s Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star awards. One of the youngest members of the New […]

Meet-up At Our Office

The labor dispute at the UPS facility in Maspeth – a story this publication broke last month, has gained national attention over the last week. One of the outspoken defenders of the UPS workers has been Public Advocate Letitia James, and she discussed the issue in-depth during a meeting at our office on Monday, detailed […]

Late Show with Dennis Walcott?

Now that David Letterman from the late-night comedy show, The  Late Show With David Letterman, said he wants to retire by 2015, so guess who is up for his seat next? Queens’ very own Dennis Walcott, former schools chancellor! While speaking on TV last week, Walcott said since he is unemployed, he jokingly nominated himself […]

Getting National Attention

Earlier this month, Assemblyman William Scarborough made his first appearance on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. But the embattled Queens pol was not on the show as a guest – instead, he appeared as a punch line. In the segment, entitled “Innocent Until…Who Are We Kidding?,” Stewart made fun of Scarborough’s recent […]

No Amazin’ News For Mets

As the 2014 baseball season finally got underway this week, Queens’ hometown team got some more disappointing news. According to a recent poll by Quinnipiac University, 50 percent of baseball fans in the home of the Mets root for New York’s other team, the New York Yankees. Only 43 percent of Queens baseball fans cheer […]

Well That Was Awkward

A workshop discussing the QueensWay last week produced an awkward moment during the presentation. As last week’s presentation began, Adam Lubinsky, representing WXY Studio, one of the companies involved in designing the proposed pedestrian path, introduced Neil Giannelli, a staffer for State Senator Joe Addabbo, as representing the senator at last Wednesday’s meeting in Richmond […]

A Fond Farewell

      The Queens Tribune and PRESS of Southeast Queens recently said goodbye to a long-time advertising representative, Merlene Carnegie (center, pictured with advertising manager Maureen Coppola and Publisher Mike Nussbaum). Carnegie celebrated her retirement at our offices last week before moving to Charlotte, N.C.

Strange Connection

We are sure the offices of William Scarborough have been busy and chaotic, what with his ongoing investigation and all. But what we didn’t think is that things were getting so out of hand that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s offices would be helping out. Last week, while trying to get in touch with the Assemblyman […]