Vallone Starts Student Ambassador Program

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When it comes to learning about leadership, a select few northeast Queens students are going to get the education of a lifetime. On April 4, Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) announced the Educational Ambassador Program for high school students within the 19th Council District. Featuring students from four high schools, the […]

Airport Workers Rally For Better Pay

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer In September of last year, Wendy Arellano, a Queens mother of two, had to make one of the most difficult decisions in her life. “I had to send my kids to live with my mother in Long Island. They were spending too much time by themselves,” she said. “I couldn’t […]

Koo Introduces Hepatitis Prevention Legislation

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Queens councilman is working with two of his colleagues to increase efforts to identify and prevent the spread of Hepatitis in New York City. Councilmembers Peter Koo (D-Flushing), Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan) and Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan) introduced legislation towards the end of March that would require the Dept. of Health […]

Katz Asks Galante To Take Leave Of Absence

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Earlier this week, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz sent an open letter to embattled Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante, recommending that he take a leave of absence. Galante has been under fire by media and elected officials alike for his $391,994 annual salary and $140,000 in office renovations. Allegations that […]

De Blasio Announces Sandy Rebuilding Changes

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced new leadership and changes to the City’s Sandy rebuilding and recovery team last week. The mayor appointed Bill Goldstein as the new Senior Advisor to the Mayor for Recovery, Resiliency, and Infrastructure, Amy Peterson will be the new Director of the Housing Recovery Office and Daniel Zarrilli was named the […]

Time To Lead, Mr. Mayor

Just a few weeks ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio was riding a wave of popularity on the promise of change in the way the City was run. That wave has started to sputter, as poll numbers suggest. While Mayor de Blasio talked a good game while he was campaigning for the position, we feel he […]