Group Advocating For Civic Virtue Forms

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The push to bring back the Triumph of Civic Virtue statue to Queens has been renewed. A new group, which is called the Civic Virtue Task Force, has formed to advocate for the structure to be returned to where it used to be displayed near Queens Borough Hall. The statue […]

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 […]

Queens CBs Lose Members As Board Year Begins

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer As the new Community Board year begins this month, some long-time members have been asked not to return, leaving those members frustrated and confused as to why they are no longer on their boards. After elections in March and early April, each member has to resubmit paperwork asking to be […]

BP Katz Looks Back On First 100 Days

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer It has been a very eventful first four months for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. The Borough President has gotten involved with several issues that have come up during her first 100 days as Queens BP. Among the issues in the Borough she has found include reviving the New York […]

Katz Welcomes New Director Of Cultural Affairs

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Tuesday morning, Borough President Melinda Katz introduced her new Director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Nayelli Valencia, to a room full of guests at the Queens Council of the Arts in Astoria. Katz said one of her top priorities as Borough President is to rebrand Queens as a major […]

Borough Board Presents Budget Priorities

Borough Board Presents Budget Priorities

Borough President Melinda Katz (left) sits at a task force meeting on the New York State Pavilion. Funding for the Pavilion was included in the Borough Board budget priorities. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Borough President Melinda Katz announced on March 12 that the Borough Board had unanimously approved a list of expenses that they […]