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 […]

Ready For Spring

  As we await warmer weather here in Queens, the Mets are enjoying some better temperatures down in Spring Training at Port St. Lucie, Fla. QConf photographer Bruce Adler is down there with the Mets and snapped some shots, including this one of slugger David Wright readying for a pitch. Baseball season – and warmer […]

Still Under Construction

We here at QConf understand that creating a website may take some time, but at some point, the wait becomes unbearable. While we are trying not to keep count, it has now been more than two months since Borough President Melinda Katz took office, and the website for her office, www.queensbp.org, is still not updated. […]

The Voice Strikes Again

A crowd of elected officials and civic leaders gathered on the steps of Queens Borough Hall Sunday to show their support of U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, who was announcing the kick-off of her re-election campaign. The festivities, however, were put on hold as everyone waited for County Leader, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, who was on […]

Friends or Rivals?

    Spotted at the Queens Tribune Black History Month breakfast and panel discussion – embattled State Sen. Malcolm Smith and new Deputy Borough President, Leroy Comrie exchanging laughs. We here at QConf can’t help but wonder if the two were talking about Smith’s upcoming reelection campaign for the Senate seat…the one Comrie is rumored […]

Liu Ready To Run Again?

The Hot Stove in baseball may be dying down as Spring Training begins, but the political Hot Stove is just getting started. Sources tell QConf that former Comptroller John Liu may have his sites set on a new seat. Liu, who recently started teaching college courses at Baruch College, could challenge U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, […]

One Great Severance

In case there was not enough evidence that Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante has a cushy gig, more revelations this week have revealed just how much more he can screw over the City’s taxpayers. It has recently come to light that making the Galante problem go away is not as easy as simply firing him […]

Comrie Ready To Run?

While State Sen. Malcolm Smith‘s attorney is asking for his court date to be pushed back until after voters go to the polls, it looks like a prominent Democrat may be stepping up to challenge him in a primary. Sources tell QConf that after being courted by State Democratic leaders, Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie […]

Biden: LGA Third-World

Clearly, Vice President Joe Biden believes LaGuardia Airport needs an upgrade. The second in-command compared the Queens airport to a “third-world country,” while speaking at an event in Pennsylvania last week. Biden was discussing the country’s infrastructure when LaGuardia came to mind. “’If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into […]

More Snow For Joe, Please

The Mayor’s handling of snow in his first month is getting a lot of attention. During the last snow event, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, host of the network’s “Morning Joe,” complained that the response to the snow, especially for residents on the Upper East Side, made him feel like he was living in Queens. The morning […]