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 […]

Council Overrides Veto On Koo Bill

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The new City Council continued to override some of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s last vetoes, this time passing a bill concerning hit-and-runs. On Feb. 4, 2014, the City Council unanimously overturned Bloomberg’s veto of Intro. The 1055-A is an act where the NYPD will have to report information concerning vehicle […]

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 […]

LEROY COMRIE Reflects On 12 Years In Office

LEROY COMRIE Reflects On 12 Years In Office

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer “He is the kindest and most compassionate man. When you walk down the streets with him, he’s like a rock star,” said Councilman-elect Daneek Miller. “The community just appreciates him and loves him so much.” In his 12 years serving District 27, Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St.Albans) has established himself as […]

Political Hot Stove

A number of newly-elected officials are preparing to take office in January. But some officials who will be out of a job in two months are also looking to the future. With term limits pushing them out of the public service limelight, a handful of officials have been making plans for life after City Hall, […]