A Swift Decision

On Tuesday, jurors took only 80 minutes to decide that former City Councilman Dan Halloran was guilty on five counts of accepting bribes in a scheme to get Democratic State Sen. Malcolm Smith on the ballot for Mayor as a Republican last year. The swiftness of the jury’s decision should send a message that Mr. […]

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Looking To The Future

Whether you were born here, moved here or made it your life’s ambition to make it here, living in New York is a goal for millions of people throughout the world. As Queens continues to grow, and as the development of new housing facilities persists, the Borough will be a destination for the City’s incoming […]

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Resume Talks Now

The potential for disaster with the impending Long Island Rail Road strike over the weekend is a far-reaching situation that would damage not only municipal revenue, but the earning potential for everyone who relies on the LIRR to get to work every day. While the MTA has released suggested “contingency plans” to get around without […]

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Welcome Back, Scholarship

It was with great pleasure that we reported on the reinstatement of the Peter F. Vallone Sr. Scholarship this week. For more than 10 years, the scholarship assisted students – regardless of immigration status – by giving them money to go to the City University of New York. While New York State continues to debate […]

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Show Some Compassion

Many in the City are still recovering from the recent financial crisis, leaving countless men and women without jobs and without a means to provide for their families. Understandably, in such situations, times become too tough and those hit hardest are sometimes left without a roof over their heads. Such is life for many of […]

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Simplify Primary Schedules

On Election Day 2014, set for Nov. 4, voters will go to the polls to vote for representatives in Congress and the State Senate and Assembly. For some, it will be the third time this year that they are asked to choose a representative. This past Tuesday, some districts went to the polls for the […]

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Getting Youth Involved

It may be a news item that is glossed over this week, but the City Council’s recent support of legislation lowering the age of Community Board members to allow 16 and 17 year olds could be the beginning of a great change within New York City government. We have been very clear in our belief […]

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More Focus On Schools Needed

New Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s visit to the Borough’s Parents Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday night offered an interesting glimpse into what the schools’ head believes needs to be done to aid efforts to improve education, not just in Queens, but City-wide. We just hope that the new administration can make the necessary changes before […]

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Keep Politics Out Of The Library

As we detail elsewhere in this issue, the Queens Library system is the subject of two separate bills in the State Senate, calling for reforms to the way the Library does business. While the Senators behind these bills say they are trying to do what is best for the system, and the Borough President’s office […]

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