City Council Passes Rules Reform

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Last week, the City Council passed a series of rules reforms, making changes inward rather than outward. All 51 members voted unanimously on the overhaul, which eliminates the Council Speaker’s ability to give out discretionary funds. In a break from the City Council under previous speaker Christine Quinn, all of […]

Vallone Takes Job Under Gov. Cuomo

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer After serving Astoria for 12 years, Peter Vallone Jr. is on his way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office to serve as a special assistant to Commissioner Anthony Annucci of the Dept. of Corrections and Community Supervision. In addition to serving District Council 22 for more than a decade, Vallone, an […]

Puerto Rican Police Want Peter

Ever since former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. has left public office, rumors have been swirling about his next move. While he has remained relatively secretive of his future endeavors, he has had at least one interesting job offer. A source close to Vallone told QConf that while the former Public Safety chair was vacationing in […]

City Council Green Scores Revealed

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The scores are out, and when it comes to the City Council’s environmental policies, many Queens officials have earned high marks. The New York League of Conservation Voters released its Environmental Scorecard on Jan. 29, examining how well the members of the City Council have done in terms of sponsoring […]

2013: Change Comes To Queens

2013: Change Comes To Queens

The Queens Tribune honored four term-limited Queens officials in November, thanking (from left) Councilman Leroy Comrie, Borough President Helen Marshall and Councilmen James Gennaro and Peter Vallone Jr. for their years of service. Photo by Ira Cohen COMPILED BY STEVEN J. FERRARI New Mayor, BP Elected Much of 2013 was spent focusing on the race […]

A Bridge Too Far

Here we go again. With his final term in the City Council coming to an end in less than a month, Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. has only a little time left to work on passing some of his bills that will impact the City for years to come and put a bow on his Council […]

Leaders Clash On Stop And Frisk Ruling

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, a Federal Appeals court blocked a judge’s ruling that found the NYPD’s Stop, Question and Frisk policy wrongfully discriminated against minorities. While some elected officials applauded the appeal, others have been vocal about their objections. On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]