BREAKING NEWS: Library Places Galante On Leave

By STEVEN J. FERRARI Editor-in-Chief With several new members in place, the Queens Library Board of Trustees approved a motion placing President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Galante on paid administrative leave Thursday night. The decision comes after months of complaints about the library’s lack of transparency combined with Galante’s salary and outside activities. According […]

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Remembering The Lives Lost On 9/11

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 innocent lives were taken in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania. The City and the nation united together in the aftermath of that tragic morning to rebuild and […]

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Cuomo, Incumbents Win

BY QUEENS TRIBUNE STAFF Gov. Andrew Cuomo led the way on Tuesday night as the highest-profile of three Queens incumbents elected. The governor held off a Democratic Primary challenge from Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout, taking 62 percent of the vote statewide. While Cuomo lost a number of counties upstate, Democratic voters in Queens overwhelmingly […]

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Two New Appointees For Library Board

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Two more individuals have been selected for the Queens Library’s Board of Trustees. Over the past few days, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of Martha Baker to the Board of Trustees. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz did the same, selecting Earl Simons for board membership. Simons, who lives […]

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Non-Profit Looks To Open Another Shelter

BY LUIS GRONDA     Staff Writer With the recent rash of homeless shelters popping up throughout Queens, there is a non-profit company looking to open up a transitional homeless shelter somewhere in the Borough. A company called Vines New York is looking for property to build an approximately four-to-five story building that would house about […]

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Workers’ Rights Forum

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) held a workers’ rights forum at Flushing Library on Sept. 4. The free event included appearances from several federal agencies responsible for enforcing and overseeing the rights of workers. Representatives from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the U.S. […]

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