Queens CBs Lose Members As Board Year Begins

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer As the new Community Board year begins this month, some long-time members have been asked not to return, leaving those members frustrated and confused as to why they are no longer on their boards. After elections in March and early April, each member has to resubmit paperwork asking to be […]

Residents Rally Against Proposed Shelter

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer More than 200 Glendale and Middle Village residents came out on Saturday to say “no” to the proposed homeless shelter on 78-16 Cooper Ave., walking distance of Atlas Park Mall and several public schools in the area. Earlier this year, Samaritan Village, a homeless services company, announced their interest to […]

Ulrich, Crowley Survive Tough Challenges

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As the General Election wrapped up late Tuesday, five incumbent Queens councilmembers let out a breath of relief to retain their seats. Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) garnered 53.1 percent of the vote, while his Democratic challenger, Lew Simon, had 46.9 percent. According to the polling results, the Republican incumbent […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 30

Crowley, Caruana Face Off In Debate Incumbent Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and her Republican opponent Craig Caruana fiercely debated issues concerning the 30th Council District at a debate Monday night in Middle Village. The two shared opposing viewpoints on many issues residents are concerned with, including the Knockdown Center and the proposed homeless shelter. Regarding the […]