BREAKING NEWS: Katz, de Blasio Oust 8 Library Board Members

BY STEVEN J. FERRARI Editor-in-Chief The months-long stand-off between elected officials and the Queens Public Library system received a new twist on Wednesday, as a library spokeswoman announced that several members of the library’s Board of Trustees had received notices, removing them from their posts. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz released a statement late Wednesday […]

Borough Electeds Hold Pro-Israel Rally

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Several Queens elected officials and religious leaders stood together to support Israel last week. Gathered in front of Queens Borough Hall, they called on Israel and Palestine to bury the hatchet and stop the seemingly endless conflict between the two countries. “For the state of Israel, the problem has always […]

Women’s Economic Summit At End Of Month

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An economic forum is scheduled to take place at the end of July. Samuel Field Y will host the Women’s Economic Summit on Monday, July 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The event will feature several elected officials talking about various financial topics over the course of an hour. […]

Group Advocating For Civic Virtue Forms

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The push to bring back the Triumph of Civic Virtue statue to Queens has been renewed. A new group, which is called the Civic Virtue Task Force, has formed to advocate for the structure to be returned to where it used to be displayed near Queens Borough Hall. The statue […]

Out On Patrol

  During the festivities for the World’s Fair Anniversary at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz got a chance to get behind the wheel of the Batmobile from the 1966 Adam West “Batman” TV show. We have to wonder, what would her partner, Curtis Sliwa, have done with the iconic […]

And The Winner Is…

Even during their trying times, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz stood by her baseball team’s side. According to reports, in the week before the Subway Series, Katz and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz made a sweet bet as to which New York team would win more games during the four-game set. If the Yankees would […]

Queens Library, City Comptroller In Court

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer The Queens Library saga continues. This week, in an interview with the Queens Tribune, City Comptroller Scott Stringer revealed that his case against Queens Library has made its way to court and that he is confident there will be a ruling in his favor. The news comes just two weeks […]

Something To Hide?

When weighing in on all the valuable services that Queens Library offers to the Borough’s residents, we find it alarming that the board has voted to reject a motion that would require them to fully comply with an audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer. If Queens Library continues to act without transparency in the manner […]

Queens Library, Comptroller Continue To Clash

Queens Library, Comptroller Continue To Clash

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer On the evening of May 8, the Queens Library board of trustees voted to reject a resolution that would require the nonprofit to fully comply with an audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer, further fueling tensions between the two. According to reports, members of the 19-person board failed to pass […]

Cricket Kick Off

  Is there anything she can’t do? Queens Borough President Melinda Katz bowled off at the opening ceremonies of the New York T20 Big Bash Cricket Tournament at Idlewild Field in Springfield Gardens on May 2. The three-day tournament featured 10 teams competing for $20,000 in prizes.