Candidate Forum Disrupted By Protestors

BY STEVEN J. FERRARI     Editor-in-Chief It was supposed to be an opportunity for the candidates in the State Senate primary for District 11 to discuss their stance on issues Tuesday night. But a group of protestors had other plans. Before the moderator could begin to ask questions of candidate John Liu, Chinese protestors rolled […]

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Two New Trustees Appointed To Library Board

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Just weeks after half of its members were removed, the Queens Library Board of Trustees will welcome new faces. Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Jukay Hsu, the founder and executive director of the Coalition for Queens, to the library board. A few days later, Borough President Melinda Katz selected Robert […]

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JetBlue Workers Still Waiting On Raises

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Different day, same paycheck. According to service workers union 32BJ SEIU, JetBlue Airlines has neglected to give mandated raises to its contracted workers at John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. In June, the Port Authority announced a rule that contracted workers making $9 per hour or less would receive […]

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Boys & Girls Club Gets Teen Center

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The doors opened on a brand-new clubhouse at the Richmond Hill Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens Tuesday morning. Several club executives and local elected officials who played a role in making the $10 million facility a reality touted its opening as the beginning for what is to come […]

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Fedkowskyj Discusses D30 Assembly Bid

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Dymtro Fedkowskyj believes that he can defeat the incumbent with a grassroots-focused campaign. Fedkowskyj chatted with the Queens Tribune on Tuesday morning to discuss his bid to win the State Assembly District 30 seat against incumbent Assemblywoman Marge Markey (D-Maspeth). Education is one of Fedkowskyj’s main platforms, citing overcrowding in […]

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Officials Demand More Resources For Pomonok

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Elected officials are calling for more resources to the Pomonok Houses after a tour last week revealed the need for improvements. State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing), Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Flushing), Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) and Monica Corbett, president of the Pomonok Residents Association, took a tour of the housing complex, […]

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John Liu Talks Northeast Queens Transit Changes

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Last week, State Senate candidate John Liu outlined his plan for changes to transit in northeast Queens. On Aug. 8, Liu, a candidate for State Senate District 11, held a press conference right off the Cross Island Parkway service road and 154th Street in Whitestone to discuss his transit reforms […]

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Elmhurst Still Waiting on DHS Answers

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer A month has passed with no answers. In late June, Community Board 4 held a public hearing with elected officials and the Dept. of Homeless services regarding the homeless shelter at Elmhurst’s Pan American hotel. The shelter, which was opened to the surprise of the community, is one of […]

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Elmhurst Troop Celebrates 100 Years Of Scouting

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer It was a day to reunite and reflect. At its 100th anniversary celebration last Saturday at the Queens Botanical Garden, Boy Scout Troop 17 of Elmhurst gathered new and veteran scouts to eat, share stories and participate in outdoor activites. A handful of exhibits at the celebration depicted a […]

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