Community Calls For Cave-In Solution

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Elected officials, community leaders and residents came together in Fresh Meadows on Monday to demand a resolution to a street cave-in that is a cause for concern. On 179th Street between 75th Avenue and Union Turnpike, a notable depression in the road has gone unaddressed for nearly a year, with […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Elected officials, including Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, State Sen. Toby Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo and Assemblyman Ron Kim joined the Flushing Chinese Business Association for its fifth annual Joyful Mother celebration. Forty-nine mothers received Mothers of Distinction awards in honor of their role as outstanding community role models.

TAP Funding Goes Up For First Time In 14 Years

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Some added relief is coming for college students. The maximum grant level for the Tuition Assistance Program has increased for the first time in 14 years. While the financial boost is a small one, going up from $5,000 to $5,165, it will offer additional relief to students attending SUNY, CUNY […]

OP-ED: Watch Out, Glass Ceiling

BY ASSEMBLYWOMAN NILY ROZIC When it comes to the lottery, you have to play to win. The same can be said for getting more women elected – more women have to run. That is not happening as much as it should in this country. Our country’s rank for women’s political representation, 84th in the world, […]

Op-Ed: Ending The Shuffle, Keeping Continuity

BY NILY ROZIC, EDWARD BRAUNSTEIN and GRACE MENG Families in School District 26, which covers Bayside, Oakland Gardens, Douglaston, Glen Oaks and Little Neck, are fortunate to have some of the best programming where their children go to school. For many years, parents have had the opportunity to send their children to the best schools, […]

OP-ED: Property Tax Assistance Available For Homeowners

BY ASSEMBLYWOMAN NILY ROZIC For too many New Yorkers, the economic recovery is an abstraction. Even with recent declarations that the great recession is long gone, I find that Queens homeowners are facing many financial hardships. Property taxes remain a huge burden for many families. We must support all struggling to support their families as […]

Blue Ribbon Winners

  Local officials gathered at PS46Q to celebrate the school’s 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award, a distinction given by the U.S. Dept. of Education to schools where students perform at high levels or where student achievement has  dramatically improved. Pictured (from left) are Councilman Mark Weprin, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Sen. Toby Stavisky, PS46Q Principal […]

Workforce Development Program Launched

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Those who are looking for work now have a new resource to assist them in their search. Asian Americans for Equality’s Queens branch announced the launch of its new Workforce Development Program on Dec. 5 at One Flushing’s Community Economic Development Center. The program will work with unemployed or underemployed […]

Right Back To Work

Not even an attack can keep this elected official down for long. Just days after she was assaulted and robbed in Washington D.C., U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) was back on the job. On Tuesday, Meng was hit over the head and robbed of her handbag while she was out for a walk, with the […]