Finkelpearl Named Cultural Affairs Commish

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio has added Tom Finkelpearl’s name to the list of open commissioner positions he is filling. On April 7, the Mayor announced the appointment of Finkelpearl as the City’s new Commissioner of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Finkelpearl is the executive director of the Queens Museum, the […]

Koo Introduces Hepatitis Prevention Legislation

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Queens councilman is working with two of his colleagues to increase efforts to identify and prevent the spread of Hepatitis in New York City. Councilmembers Peter Koo (D-Flushing), Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan) and Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan) introduced legislation towards the end of March that would require the Dept. of Health […]

State Budget Helps Businesses

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An agreement has been reached on the 2014-15 State budget, which will offer relief and incentives to businesses and homeowners. The State Legislature passed the budget in the evening of March 31, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing it into law just before midnight the same day. The deadline for passing […]

Queens Proclaimed As An Arts District

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Friday, western Queens officials and community members gathered outside of Kaufman Astoria Studios to announce the Borough’s newest designation as an arts district. In addition to the 94-year-old film studio that recently expanded as the sole outdoor lot for productions in the City, the arts district also includes the […]

OP-ED: Why New York City Needs Another World’s Fair

BY JOHN CATSIMATIDIS This past week, Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz, and a number of elected, civic and community leaders held a news conference to announce a series of events to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair and the 50th Anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. Sadly, to New Yorkers who aren’t […]

A Catholic Solution to Education

To The Editor: In view of public education in New York City, I would like to propose two steps to solve the problems. First, Mayoral Control of the public schools should be abolished.  Second, management of the school districts should be directed by the superintendents of the Roman Catholic parochial schools of the Archdiocese of […]