Change Direction On Willets Pt.

An open letter to Mayor Bill DiBlasio: The Bloomberg Administration ignored small businesses and the needs of the little people, pursuing instead a long romance with real estate moguls. It also did not take the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) seriously nor the public trust doctrine which requires approval of the State Legislature before […]

End The Fiasco In The Park

To The Editor: In describing the Willets Point project as a “fiasco,” the Queens Tribune Editorial Board had hit the nail squarely on the head (Willets Fiasco Needs To End – Feb. 13-19). I am not referring to the original approved 2008 plan, but the cabal schemed by former Mayor Bloomberg and the Mets, Related […]

Corona Health Clinic Will Remain Open

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Reporter After months of back and forth, the doors to the last-remaining immunization walk-in clinic in Queens will remain open, despite plans to shut it down by the end of the month. The push to close the Corona Health Center came after a series of cuts made by the Dept. of […]

Thank You, Mr. Mayor

To The Editor: Mayor Bloomberg is coming to the end of his term in office. He has served 12 years and his administration has had many ups and downs. But one thing is true, he truly loved the City of New York and its people and wanted to make it a great place to live, work and […]

Bloomberg’s Legacy

Bloomberg’s Legacy

Over the last 12 years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has presided over nearly unprecedented levels of change within the City. From his push for healthier residents to technological advancements, Bloomberg has established his legacy as a change agent for New York. Of Bloomberg’s many accomplishments, his push for development and economic progress has been the most […]

Education Inflation

To The Editor: Mayor Bloomberg claims that our educational system has made “incredible progress” under his reforms. His evidence is the increase in the graduation rate. Many people blast this graduation rate as due to “diploma inflation” but you continue to be a hawk on these phony “reforms.” After all these years, can’t you admit […]

Protect Lifeline For Queens Seniors

To The Editor: Queens has a rapidly growing elderly population facing severe problems, such as mental illness. Fortunately, there’s a place where many troubled seniors get help – Club Pride, part of the Pride of Judea Mental Health Center at 243-02 Northern Blvd, Douglaston. Funded by the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and […]

Speaker Seat Discussions Heat Up

Speaker Seat Discussions Heat Up

(Clockwise from left) James Vacca, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Mark Weprin, Dan Garodnick, Jumaane Williams, Jimmy Van Bramer BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer For the first time in 20 years, a Democratic Mayor has the opportunity to play a leading role in selecting a new City Council Speaker. When Bill de Blasio takes office as Mayor in […]