YWCA Of Queens Receives $30,000 Grant

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A local branch of the Young Women’s Christian Association has received a financial boost. The YWCA of Queens, located in Flushing, was one of six recipients of an Economic Empowerment Grant. The $30,000 grant is going towards the organization’s Women to Work program and High School Equivalency Career Services program. […]

Small Business Going Strong In Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Small businesses in Queens are experiencing great successes, though challenges lie ahead, experts say. Both Comptroller Scott Stringer and the Queens Economic Development Corporation said that the small business market is operating strongly in Queens at the moment, having recovered significantly from the recent Great Recession. However, the impact from […]

Small Business Going Strong In Queens

Small Business Going Strong In Queens

Comptroller Scott Stringer speaks at the Queens Tribune’s Small Business Achievement Awards breakfast on May 20. Photo by Walter Karling BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Small businesses in Queens are experiencing great successes, though challenges lie ahead, experts say. Both Comptroller Scott Stringer and the Queens Economic Development Corporation said that the small business market […]

Moya Takes On Fraudulent Job Agencies

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer With its expansive and dense immigrant populations, Queens has been particularly vulnerable to fraudulent employment agencies throughout the recession. These agencies exploit low-wage workers, charging fees and rendering poor services or none at all. Last week, Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) introduced new legislation aimed at cracking down on these […]

The Ups and Downs of Queens’ Housing Market

The Ups and Downs of Queens’ Housing Market

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer As the City and Borough move further away from the Great Recession, Queens’ real estate market is showing signs of steady growth. The residential real estate market has improved in nearly every category when compared to the statistics from the first quarter of 2013. Sales are up across the board, […]

U.S. Rep. Israel Reveals Small Business Bill

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) announced a new bill this week that would give small businesses an additional safety net. On March 18, Israel visited three small businesses in Glen Oaks, ending the tour with the announcement of the Savings Accounts for a Variable Economy for Small Businesses Act. The […]

Time To Move Forward After Gov’t. Shutdown

To The Editor: It is long overdue, but the federal government is open and the debt ceiling is raised. This is a welcome development for our country, but the damage caused is irreversible and was completely unnecessary. Without repealing, delaying, or defunding the Affordable Care Act, reasonable elected officials were able to avert a crisis […]