Electeds Act Out At Queens College Show

      Queens elected officials took part in “Legislative Acts,” a fundraiser for Big Buddy and Women and Work, performing at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College on Nov. 23. Some of the highlights of the show included Borough President-elect Melinda Katz singing “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning;” former Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. […]

Successors

Melinda Katz, New Borough President A former City Councilwoman and State Assemblywoman has big shoes to fill come Jan. 1. Melinda Katz will take the reigns as Queens Borough President from Helen Marshall next year after winning the seat in November. She won comfortably in November, defeating little-known Republican challenger Tony Arcabascio with just over […]

River Fund Feeds Thousands In Richmond Hill

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Thousands of hungry Richmond Hill residents lined up on 89th Avenue looking to get needed food for the Thanksgiving weekend. The River Fund, a food pantry center on Lefferts Boulevard in Richmond Hill, held its weekly food drive at their headquarters last Saturday. This one was more significant as it […]

A Time To Lead

Bill de Blasio and Melinda Katz will surely have their hands full as they acclimate to their new positions and meet the expectations for change they have set over the course of their campaigns. We wish them the best in their efforts, because the better they do in their new roles, the better we will […]

Katz, De Blasio Post Overwhelming Victories

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Melinda Katz will be the 19th Borough President of Queens. The former councilwoman won the seat in a landslide victory on Tuesday night, dominating her two opponents with just over 80 percent of the vote. Republican candidate Tony Arcabascio came in a distant second, getting 17 percent overall. It was […]

Debate Over a Debate

A debate between candidates for Borough President sparked a debate of its own this month. Queens Public Television aired its debate between Melinda Katz and Tony Archabascio several times last week, changing their earlier decision not to air the discussion. Everly Brown, a third party candidate running on the Jobs and Education line, complained that […]

Queens Tribune Endorsements

Mayor For all of his accomplishments, Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves this City facing a number of challenges that he created over three terms. While Bloomberg seemed to listen to no one save himself, the next Mayor should have open lines of communication in order to rectify any number of issues. Discussions about the future of […]

2013 ELECTIONS: Queens Borough President

2013 ELECTIONS: Queens Borough President

Huge Lead For Katz In BP Race During the Democratic Primary for Queens Borough President, most of Melinda Katz’s opponents dropped out and endorsed her before voters went to the polls. In the end, the former Councilwoman and Assembly member defeated two opponents, Peter Vallone Jr. and Everly Brown, for the nomination. On Tuesday, she […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 29

Torodash Challenges Incumbent Koslowitz Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz is running for re-election in the 29th Council District, which covers Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens and parts of Maspeth, Richmond Hill and Elmhurst. She has held the seat since 2010, taking over from her predecessor, Queens Borough President candidate Melinda Katz. She was also in the […]