Friends or Rivals?

    Spotted at the Queens Tribune Black History Month breakfast and panel discussion – embattled State Sen. Malcolm Smith and new Deputy Borough President, Leroy Comrie exchanging laughs. We here at QConf can’t help but wonder if the two were talking about Smith’s upcoming reelection campaign for the Senate seat…the one Comrie is rumored […]

Comrie Ready To Run?

While State Sen. Malcolm Smith‘s attorney is asking for his court date to be pushed back until after voters go to the polls, it looks like a prominent Democrat may be stepping up to challenge him in a primary. Sources tell QConf that after being courted by State Democratic leaders, Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie […]

Separated At Birth?

Transition periods can sometimes be confusing, and we at QConf found out just how bad it gets while trying to update the annual Blue Book: The Official Guide to Queens. It seems as though there’s still some confusion at Queens Borough Hall over who is doing what. The confusion came when we tried to determine […]

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 […]

Jamaica Revealed As Restaurant Hotspot

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer In an effort to attract restaurant owners to the Downtown Jamaica area, the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District and the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District hosted their second “Jamaica Revealed” program for brokers and property owners. The program, held at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning on Dec. 3, […]

Katz, De Blasio Post Overwhelming Victories

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Melinda Katz will be the 19th Borough President of Queens. The former councilwoman won the seat in a landslide victory on Tuesday night, dominating her two opponents with just over 80 percent of the vote. Republican candidate Tony Arcabascio came in a distant second, getting 17 percent overall. It was […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 29

Torodash Challenges Incumbent Koslowitz Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz is running for re-election in the 29th Council District, which covers Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens and parts of Maspeth, Richmond Hill and Elmhurst. She has held the seat since 2010, taking over from her predecessor, Queens Borough President candidate Melinda Katz. She was also in the […]

Republican BP Candidate Talks About Queens

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The son of Italian immigrants and union workers, Aurelio “Tony” Arcabascio, vying for the Queens Borough President seat on the Republican line, visited the Queens Tribune to sit down with the editorial board on Oct. 14. Some of the topics discussed included his top priorities, immigration, education, the Stop and […]