Bills Ease The Way For Small Businesses

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Before leaving office on Jan. 1, now former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. co-sponsored two bills that will make the lives of small business owners easier, especially the many restaurants and bars lining 30th Avenue in Astoria. The City Council passed two pieces of legislation signed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg […]

Bloomberg Bids Farewell To Queens

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The students at Bard Early College High School in Long Island City patiently waited for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on Dec. 20, as the two made their way to Queens during Bloomberg’s farewell visit to the five boroughs. During each visit, the Mayor highlighted where each […]

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 […]