Focus On Queens, Jan. 9

Heather Harrison of Forest Hills was one of four attorneys promoted by the law firm Farrell Fritz in New York. She was promoted to counsel. Harrison is a commercial litigation attorney concentrating in business litigation and partnership disputes. New Borough President Melinda Katz will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the 112th […]

Hoping For More Change

As the ball dropped earlier this week signifying the start of the New Year, it brought to an end a year that reshaped the landscape of the Borough and the City, and the promise of even more change looms over the horizon for 2014. The New Year is a time to reflect and learn from […]

Leroy Comrie Named Deputy Borough President

Jay Bond Named Chief of Staff Less than a month before she takes office, incoming Borough President Melinda Katz has named Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) as her deputy. Comrie, whose support was vigorously sought-after once he dropped out of the Borough President race earlier this year, has been rumored to be a deputy since […]

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 […]