Separated At Birth?

Transition periods can sometimes be confusing, and we at QConf found out just how bad it gets while trying to update the annual Blue Book: The Official Guide to Queens. It seems as though there’s still some confusion at Queens Borough Hall over who is doing what. The confusion came when we tried to determine […]

Queens Republicans Protest Gov. Cuomo’s Comments

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A group of Queens Republicans gathered on Tuesday to condemn comments by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which they called “hate speech.” The Queens Village Republican Club called on Gov. Cuomo to apologize and retract statements he made earlier this week about Republicans not belonging in New York. The Governor has come […]

Melinda Katz Inaugurated

Melinda Katz Inaugurated

Queens’ Voice Sworn In BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Voters chose Melinda Katz to act as the new voice for Queens on Nov. 5. Last week, Katz officially took over in that role. The Forest Hills native was sworn in as the 19th Queens Borough President at a ceremony held at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert […]

Standing Strong

It has not been the best of times to hope for positive economic growth, but it seems as though Queens has survived, not only literally weathering a storm, but surviving a recession that has crippled a good portion of the country. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s overview of the Queens economy was a pat on the […]

Marshall Cuts Ribbon On Event Center

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer One of Borough President Helen Marshall’s last projects is nearing its completion. The Forum at Queens Borough Hall will be a new event space area adjacent to the Borough’s political headquarters. The $23 million center, which was completely funded by Marshall, will host public events, such as award ceremonies, community […]

Focus On Queens, Nov. 14

Sikh Parade Assemblyman Mike Miller recently marched with members of the Baba Makhan Shah Lubana Gurdwara, located at 113-10 101st Ave., Richmond Hill. The parade was organized by the Gurdwara in honor of the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The New York Army National Guard has announced the promotion of members […]

Start Protesting Jet Noise

To The Editor: Protesting LaGuardia jet danger and noise, “It’s about Rallies, Protests and Street Demonstrations!” The only way the United States Citizens of Northeast Queens are going to get results from the new assault of danger and noise from the aviation industry is to start immediately protesting in front of the FAA’s offices and […]

Queens Leaders Slam Proposed Co-Locations

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer On Tuesday, more than a dozen local leaders gathered at the steps of Queens Borough Hall to protest the Dept. of Education’s proposed co-locations in the Borough beginning the 2014-2015 school year. Elected officials, community board members and representatives from the United Federation of Teachers each slammed the proposals, which […]