Queens Reacts To Mayor’s Budget

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens leaders and representatives reacted to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget announced earlier this week. Although Queens is going to get plenty out of the $74 billion executive budget announced on May 8, the reaction was a mixed bag from the Borough’s representatives, due to some items left on the […]

NYCHA Downsizes 91-Year-Old WWII Vet

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Elected officials gathered at Pomonok Houses to deliver a message on the New York City Housing Authority’s downsizing policy: enough is enough. Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest), Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Flushing) and State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) rallied around Ralph Calinda, a 91-year-old World War II veteran who NYCHA is attempting […]

Councilman Protests NYCHA Policy

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A City Councilman has expressed his frustration with a New York City Housing Authority policy called right sizing. Right sizing is the process of making sure that NYCHA residents are living in an apartment that is not under-utilized or over-utilized. These rooms can be declared as such if there are […]

Scott Stringer Talks First Month In Office

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has only been in office for a month but said he has hit the ground running. Last week, the Comptroller stopped by the Queens Tribune office to speak with the editorial staff about his recent progress and to weigh in on some of the […]