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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New Year, Fresh Start

With a number of tragic and unfortunate events from 2014 still fresh in our minds, we set our calendars to a new year with hope for prosperity, peace and goodwill, not just in Queens, but throughout the City. We are still reeling from the deaths of two police officers in Brooklyn just two weeks ago. […]

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A Call For Peace

The tragic shooting of two NYPD patrolmen in Brooklyn on Saturday was a chilling reminder that tensions in New York City remain high at a time when race relations between the police and the City’s African American community remain frayed. As thousands of New Yorkers – and millions of others across the country – staged […]

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Keeping The Library Strong

The Queens Public Library system has long been recognized as a leader in educational programs and community involvement. The most tragic aspect of the public relations issues that the library has faced this year is likely the fact that the bad publicity could cause problems when it comes to raising money in order to continue […]

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The Great Digital Divide

New York City has long been recognized as the “Greatest City in the World,” but in order to stay ahead of other emerging cities, New York needs to continue to lead the way in innovation and stay a leader in world-class services. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s LinkNYC plan to create thousands of digital hubs that […]

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Tech Support Needed?

Perhaps we should not be surprised by the recent audit from Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office that revealed problems within the Dept. of Education and its use – or misuse – of laptops and tablets purchased for 10 facilities throughout the City. After all, during the previous administration, the City Dept. of Education was never the […]

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