Puerto Rican Police Want Peter

Ever since former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. has left public office, rumors have been swirling about his next move. While he has remained relatively secretive of his future endeavors, he has had at least one interesting job offer. A source close to Vallone told QConf that while the former Public Safety chair was vacationing in […]

Into The Great Wide Open

He may be out of office, but he’s not out of the public eye just yet. Last week, former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. held a fundraiser at an Astoria bar, prompting many people to question what he was planning to run for. While thanking supporters at the event, Vallone didn’t give any specifics about his […]

Bills Ease The Way For Small Businesses

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Before leaving office on Jan. 1, now former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. co-sponsored two bills that will make the lives of small business owners easier, especially the many restaurants and bars lining 30th Avenue in Astoria. The City Council passed two pieces of legislation signed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg […]

Vallone Pushes Astoria Skating Rink

Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) recently wrote a letter to Parks Dept. Commissioner Veronica White, proposing an ice skating rink at the Astoria Park pool site, similar to the one recently opened at the McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn. Vallone said he believes the two parks share many similarities, and with appropriate adjustments the same […]

A Bridge Too Far

Here we go again. With his final term in the City Council coming to an end in less than a month, Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. has only a little time left to work on passing some of his bills that will impact the City for years to come and put a bow on his Council […]

JAMES GENNARO Improved The City’s Health

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) has dedicated his professional life to making New York City a better place to live. By passing landmark smoking legislation, helping the environment and making sure his district’s streets are clean, Gennaro has spent more than a decade making sure we can enjoy longer, healthier […]

PETER VALLONE JR.: Through The Years

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer It is not common to see a City Councilman riding around town on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, rocking out with his guitar at Astoria Park or speaking his mind via social media. In Astoria, however, that is the norm because Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) is well known for all […]

Vandals Target Vallone

Not even a few slashed tires can keep Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. from attending a career day. Vallone was all set to speak to students at PS 70 on Nov. 13 – something that has become a regular tradition for the Councilman – when he discovered that the tires on his car had been slashed. […]

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 […]