Vision Zero Can Keep Streets Safe

To The Editor: It is heartening to see the growing media attention to traffic calming efforts in Queens in the wake of Mayor De Blasio’s announcement of the Vision Zero initiative to end traffic deaths in New York City. In Astoria, a new coalition of organizations, including churches, schools, resident associations, and our group, the […]

Non-Profit Pushes Tax Credit Awareness

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Jan. 31, elected officials, community partners and residents from western Queens joined a non-profit to recognize Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day and encourage New Yorkers to use free tax prep sites to file their taxes. Last year, Urban Upbound, a community development corporation in Long Island City that […]

Queens Welcomes Four New Councilmen

Queens Welcomes Four New Councilmen

Paul Vallone (above) celebrates his CD 19 victory with family and friends Tuesday night. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Along with a new Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller and Borough President, Queens welcomed four new councilmen on Election Day, all of them Democrats. Starting on Jan. 1, Paul Vallone, Costa Constantinides, Rory Lancman and Daneek Miller […]

Queens Tribune Endorsements

Mayor For all of his accomplishments, Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves this City facing a number of challenges that he created over three terms. While Bloomberg seemed to listen to no one save himself, the next Mayor should have open lines of communication in order to rectify any number of issues. Discussions about the future of […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 22

Candidates Seek To Replace Vallone Five candidates are vying to take over for term-limited Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) in Astoria. Former deputy chief of staff for Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows), Democrat Costa Constantinides has assisted on key legislations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to protect wetlands and to improve the quality of drinking […]

Constantinides Plans For Astoria’s Safety

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Oct. 22, Costa Constantinides, Democratic candidate for City Council District 22, unveiled a four-point plan to keep Western Queens safe. Standing with civic leaders at Columbus Triangle in Astoria, Constantinides said after knocking on 12,000 doors during his campaign, the most important concern the residents have is to continue […]