No Trial Delay Needed

News surfaced this week that the attorneys of both State Sen. Malcolm Smith and Vincent Tabone, former Queens Republican vice chair, have asked for a delay in their trials. Smith wants to be able to run for re-election without worry of a trial on the side. Tabone’s attorney said that Republican strategies would be compromised […]

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Willets Fiasco Needs To End

Since former Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the legacy project of a retail and entertainment center at Willets Point almost two years ago, we have been troubled with many of the details. Several of the decisions have been questionable at best, leaving many in the Borough wondering if anyone other than developers and their friends would […]

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Keep The Community In The Know

The news that a patient who was convicted of manslaughter and assault was able to escape from Creedmoor Psychiatric Center is alarming enough. The news from nearby civic groups that they were not notified by the center about his escape seems downright negligent. A statement from 14 civic groups near Creedmoor was sent out last […]

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Fresh Approach Needed

It has been a common problem for straphangers that rely on the 7 train to get around the Borough to have problems travelling this time of year. Track repairs and upgrades have historically disrupted weekend commutes for millions of residents, and many businesses that rely on the 7 train to bring them customers feel a […]

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A Better Travel Experience

It is difficult to believe that New York City, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, offers such a distinctly negative experience to those flying in to the two airports in Queens. LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports are consistently ranked as some of the worst in the world for travel […]

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We Need A Balance

The City Council came together yesterday after a sharp divide over the last few weeks to throw its support behind Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, making her the first Latina Speaker in the City’s history. We look forward to what she has planned as the legislative body’s new leader, and we hope she stands firm in the […]

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Hoping For More Change

As the ball dropped earlier this week signifying the start of the New Year, it brought to an end a year that reshaped the landscape of the Borough and the City, and the promise of even more change looms over the horizon for 2014. The New Year is a time to reflect and learn from […]

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A Tragic Holiday

While many of us celebrate the holidays with friends and family this week, there are some who will spend this week mourning the loss of a young life, struck down well before his time. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family of Noshat Nahian, the eight-year-old student killed in a traffic accident late […]

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Standing Strong

It has not been the best of times to hope for positive economic growth, but it seems as though Queens has survived, not only literally weathering a storm, but surviving a recession that has crippled a good portion of the country. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s overview of the Queens economy was a pat on the […]

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