Group Advocating For Civic Virtue Forms

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The push to bring back the Triumph of Civic Virtue statue to Queens has been renewed. A new group, which is called the Civic Virtue Task Force, has formed to advocate for the structure to be returned to where it used to be displayed near Queens Borough Hall. The statue […]

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 […]

Electeds To Perform At Queens College

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 […]

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 […]

When Marshall Went Missing

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 […]

2013 ELECTIONS: Queens Borough President

2013 ELECTIONS: Queens Borough President

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 […]

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 […]