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 […]

We Need A Balance

The City Council came together yesterday after a sharp divide over the last few weeks to throw its support behind Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, making her the first Latina Speaker in the City’s history. We look forward to what she has planned as the legislative body’s new leader, and we hope she stands firm in the […]

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 […]

Richmond Hill HS Annex Set For Closure, Per PEP

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Despite protests and disapproval from parents and community members, the Panel for Educational Policy approved the closing of the annex of Richmond Hill High School. The PEP voted 7-4 for the measure, with Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s appointments all voting for it and the boroughrepresentatives, including Queens Representative Dmytro Fedkowskyj, voting […]

Parker Honors Ron Schwartz

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation recently held its annual gala at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan, honoring elder law pioneer, author and practitioner Ronald Schwartz Esq. During the annual gala, Schwartz was given the Parker Medal and was also presented with a Mayoral Proclamation from Mayor Mike Bloomberg, represented by Michael Cardozo. […]

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 […]