A Grand Old Time

By all accounts, Melinda Katz‘s inauguration as Borough President was a successful event that filled the LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College. Close to 200 people were reportedly turned away to the hottest ticket in town, with appearances from Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. While everyone in […]

Time For A Change

It’s a new year, with new elected officials taking over, but government voicemails and letterhead say otherwise. According to the message when QConf called State Sen. Jose Peralta’s office late last week for comment on a story, his staff is currently away on holiday break. Over in Flushing, Community Board 7 sent out its agenda […]

Melinda Katz Is Good For LeFrak

To The Editor: I was fortunate to attend this event last night with some friends to welcome Ms. Katz as our new Borough President. When she was accepting her oath, I thought to myself, “Now, the LeFrak City vicinity has a chance!” There are at least two pressing matters that we have in our vicinity: […]

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 […]

Melinda Katz Inaugurated

Melinda Katz Inaugurated

Queens’ Voice Sworn In BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Voters chose Melinda Katz to act as the new voice for Queens on Nov. 5. Last week, Katz officially took over in that role. The Forest Hills native was sworn in as the 19th Queens Borough President at a ceremony held at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert […]

DiNapoli: Queens A New York ‘Success Story’

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Despite a recession and the effects of Superstorm Sandy, a State official called Queens a “classic New York success story that is well-positioned for the future.” On Dec. 13, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joined actor Michael J. Fox and local elected leaders to present an economic snapshot of […]

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 […]

Leroy Comrie Named Deputy Borough President

Jay Bond Named Chief of Staff Less than a month before she takes office, incoming Borough President Melinda Katz has named Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) as her deputy. Comrie, whose support was vigorously sought-after once he dropped out of the Borough President race earlier this year, has been rumored to be a deputy since […]

Electeds Act Out At Queens College Show

      Queens elected officials took part in “Legislative Acts,” a fundraiser for Big Buddy and Women and Work, performing at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College on Nov. 23. Some of the highlights of the show included Borough President-elect Melinda Katz singing “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning;” former Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. […]