By LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The 12 years Helen Marshall spent as Queens Borough President will have an impact much longer than the three terms she served. Marshall will finish out her last term as the 18th Queens Borough President on Dec. 31st, completing more than a decade of service as the cheerleader of the […]
BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer This Saturday, elected officials from Queens will be taking part in legislative acts, but not the kind you would expect. Thirty members of Queens’ government, ranging from the City Council up to the House of Representatives, will appear onstage for Queens College’s fundraising event, “Legislative Acts.” Rather than showing their […]
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 […]
What happens when the Queens Borough President doesn’t show up for a ceremony in her honor? The students and staff at PS 127 in East Elmhurst found out last week, when they held a “Helen Marshall Appreciation Ceremony,” but the guest of honor never came. The middle school choir patiently waited to serenade the Borough […]
Huge Lead For Katz In BP Race During the Democratic Primary for Queens Borough President, most of Melinda Katz’s opponents dropped out and endorsed her before voters went to the polls. In the end, the former Councilwoman and Assembly member defeated two opponents, Peter Vallone Jr. and Everly Brown, for the nomination. On Tuesday, she […]
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 […]
By Trisha Sakhuja Staff Writer Queens Borough President Helen Marshall approved David Wolkoff’s plan to build two high-rise apartment complexes in accordance with Community Board 2’s recommendations on July 16.