Corona Health Clinic To Shut Down

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The doors to the last remaining immunization walk-in clinic in Queens is set to close at the end of December. Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) said he is deeply distressed with the decision to shut down the Corona Health Center, made by the Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene 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 […]

DHS Pushes For Glendale Shelter

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The controversial homeless shelter proposed for Glendale is closer to becoming a reality. In a letter sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg dated Dec. 6, the Dept. of Homeless Services recommended that the City award a contract worth $27 million to Samaritan Village, the Briarwood-based homeless services company that submitted a […]

Hunter’s Point South Will See Phase Two

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Two groups have been chosen by the City to further develop Long Island City’s waterfront. Phase two of the largest affordable housing project under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration will be spearheaded by real estate developer TF Cornerstone and nonprofit Self-help. Designed by the Office of Design & Architecture, City officials […]

Paul Vallone Ready To Start

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After his victory on Nov. 5, Councilman-elect Paul Vallone hit the ground running, preparing his staff and getting his priorities and goals in order for when he starts to represent District 19 in January. Last week, Vallone sat down with the Queens Tribune to talk about the Bloomberg administration, the […]

Willets Workers Protest Push-Off

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As the holidays approach, Willets Point businesses have gotten coal in their stockings, but they do not plan to take the offense lightly. Since the Queens Borough Board voted on Nov. 18 to allow the City’s Economic Development Council to sell the 23 acres of land for $1 to the […]

JAMES GENNARO Improved The City’s Health

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) has dedicated his professional life to making New York City a better place to live. By passing landmark smoking legislation, helping the environment and making sure his district’s streets are clean, Gennaro has spent more than a decade making sure we can enjoy longer, healthier […]

Smoking Ads High Around Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A new study has found tobacco marketing in several stores around Queens College, which the report says is meant to increase youth smoking. The New York Public Interest Research Group released a report earlier this month on tobacco marketing throughout Flushing, along with Flatbush, Brooklyn and Tremont, The Bronx. The […]

Another Call To Save A Landmark

We’ve written a lot in the past about how the City has left Queens to rot when it comes to parkland, to its historic structures and to its symbols, and it seems as though we will have ample opportunity to continue. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows […]