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 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 […]

Bill de Blasio Sworn In As Mayor

Bill de Blasio Sworn In As Mayor

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer New York City has a new mayor. Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the City’s 109th mayor at midnight on New Year’s Day in his Brooklyn home. This brief swearing-in led to a formal inauguration at noon on the steps of City Hall on Jan. 1. During the […]

A Time For Education

To The Editor: Which is the biggest number: the total count of stars in the solar system, the sum of grains of sand on all Atlantic beaches, the dollar deficit of the U.S. economy, or the tally of useless re-organizations of the City’s school system since the mayor seized it a dozen years ago? If […]

New School An Insult

To The Editor: In a democracy, the voice of the people must be heard regarding projects planned in a community. Recently, the City Council voted to construct a school on the Keil property in my neighborhood here in Bayside, the neighborhood I have known for over 82 years. Why weren’t the people of my community […]

Willets Workers Protest Push-Off

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As the holidays approach, Willets Point businesses have gotten coal in their stockings, but they do not plan to take the offense lightly. Since the Queens Borough Board voted on Nov. 18 to allow the City’s Economic Development Council to sell the 23 acres of land for $1 to the […]

LEROY COMRIE Reflects On 12 Years In Office

LEROY COMRIE Reflects On 12 Years In Office

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer “He is the kindest and most compassionate man. When you walk down the streets with him, he’s like a rock star,” said Councilman-elect Daneek Miller. “The community just appreciates him and loves him so much.” In his 12 years serving District 27, Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St.Albans) has established himself as […]

Political Hot Stove

A number of newly-elected officials are preparing to take office in January. But some officials who will be out of a job in two months are also looking to the future. With term limits pushing them out of the public service limelight, a handful of officials have been making plans for life after City Hall, […]

Sayonara New York City

To the Editor: In view of the election of Bill de Blasio as Mayor of New York City,  I have one suggestion for all the municipal labor unions who endorsed this moribund Liberal: strike on January 1, 2014 on the expired labor contracts, and see what happens? Armed with the Taylor Law, a Leninist-inspired totalitarian […]