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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Work Still To Be Done

During the first weekend of June each year, Queens gathers in a show of support for members of the LGBTQ community. Over the last two years, that community has had a lot to celebrate. From the recognition of same-sex marriages to more representation within our governmental bodies, it seems like several battles have already been […]

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Keep The Dream Alive

We are heartened to see that members of the State Legislature have reintroduced DREAM Act legislation to give undocumented immigrant students access to funding for higher education. New York City has always been seen as a land of opportunity for immigrants. As the population of Queens continues to diversify and bring in new residents from […]

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Something To Hide?

When weighing in on all the valuable services that Queens Library offers to the Borough’s residents, we find it alarming that the board has voted to reject a motion that would require them to fully comply with an audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer. If Queens Library continues to act without transparency in the manner […]

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Sad State Of Affairs

It was another unfortunate day for Queens on Wednesday, as yet again an elected official was taken away in handcuffs and placed in front of a judge facing fraud charges. Councilman Ruben Wills has not been a stranger to controversy over the last few years. The investigation conducted by the State Attorney General’s office had […]

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Promises To Keep

Officials at all levels of government should be ashamed of themselves for the way that homeowners and business owners have been treated in the year-and-a-half since Superstorm Sandy hit our shores. As was evidenced by a tour last week of Howard Beach homes ravaged by the storm, too many people waiting on assistance from City, […]

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