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 […]

2013: Change Comes To Queens

2013: Change Comes To Queens

The Queens Tribune honored four term-limited Queens officials in November, thanking (from left) Councilman Leroy Comrie, Borough President Helen Marshall and Councilmen James Gennaro and Peter Vallone Jr. for their years of service. Photo by Ira Cohen COMPILED BY STEVEN J. FERRARI New Mayor, BP Elected Much of 2013 was spent focusing on the race […]

Marshall Cuts Ribbon On Event Center

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer One of Borough President Helen Marshall’s last projects is nearing its completion. The Forum at Queens Borough Hall will be a new event space area adjacent to the Borough’s political headquarters. The $23 million center, which was completely funded by Marshall, will host public events, such as award ceremonies, community […]

Item To Vote Off CB9 Member Back On Agenda

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The conflict between Community Board 9 members will continue, at least until the board’s next meeting. Less than a week after CB9 voted against ousting Sam Esposito after three members complained that he made racial comments, the board chair sent out a press release announcing CB9 would hold another vote […]

Funding Approved For Botanical Garden Upgrades

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Improvements will soon be underway for Queens Botanical Garden. On Oct. 30, Borough President Helen Marshall announced that the City’s Office of Management and Budget had approved a $3.15 million funding allocation to pay for upgrades to the Garden’s pathway system. The improved pathways in the 39-acre site will have […]

St. Mary’s Dedicates Educ. Center To BP

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer St. Mary’s Hospital dedicated an early education center to one of its biggest supporters: Borough President Helen Marshall. St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children honored Marshall at a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony on Oct. 9. Paying tribute to her commitment to the children of Queens, the hospital opened the Queens […]