Change Needed For CB9?

The news reports coming out of Community Board 9 meetings are always good for copy, but we cannot imagine that the regular stream of in-fighting that goes on at the board is good for the community at large. Community Board meetings are meant to give residents a chance to speak their mind on local issues […]

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Let The Education Debate Continue

The debate over the expansion and co-location of charter schools will continue to be a hot topic, both in Albany and City Hall this legislative year. Unfortunately, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, both pro-education advocates, seem to be at loggerheads over the politics of charter schools rather than how best to educate […]

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The New Homeless Problem

The controversies over homeless shelters in Queens seem to be never-ending, and the City’s inability to solve these problems in a common-sense manner, as more issues pile on, is troubling. While it is a relief to hear that the Dept. of Homeless Services was quick to respond to the most recent issue – a sex […]

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Conflicting Visions?

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address this week attempted to set out a far-reaching agenda to improve conditions throughout the City, but we worry that he may fall short on some of the lofty goals he proposed. As we discuss elsewhere in this issue, in his speech, the Mayor announced a plan […]

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Sheldon Silver Must Step Down

While the presumption of innocence is always an alluring defense for politicians, the integrity of the office of Assembly Speaker, as well that of the Legislative body over which the office presides, is of greater importance than any one person. The revelations about Speaker Sheldon Silver’s alleged misconduct is a stain on Albany, and the […]

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A Proposal Long Overdue

We have frequently come out in support of increased public transportation in Queens, hoping that our leaders would recognize the need for infrastructure improvements to “The World’s Borough.” From the need for better transit to parts of southern Queens to increased bus service in Eastern Queens, we have supported our elected officials when they have […]

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No More Rhetoric

Earlier this week, dozens of individuals gathered on the steps of Queens Borough Hall, to show support for a police department that they feel has been demonized over recent events in the City and across the country. The event was advertised as a non-partisan affair, a rally to show the NYPD that not everyone is […]

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We Are Charlie Hebdo

Those of us who work at newspapers in the United States, like many who are not in this profession, sometimes take for granted the protections of Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Expression guaranteed in the First Amendment. These rights are the most important tool in any journalist’s repertoire. It is a promise to […]

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Remembering A Son Of Queens

BY MICHAEL NUSSBAUM Queens Tribune Publisher I have had the privilege of knowing Gov. Mario Cuomo and his family since the early 1970s. As an assistant to Mayor John Lindsay, I was involved in community affairs as it related to the Corona Home Owners struggle to ward off the condemnation of their homes. Lillian Manasseri […]

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