Vallone Starts Student Ambassador Program

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When it comes to learning about leadership, a select few northeast Queens students are going to get the education of a lifetime. On April 4, Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) announced the Educational Ambassador Program for high school students within the 19th Council District. Featuring students from four high schools, 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 […]

Successors

Melinda Katz, New Borough President A former City Councilwoman and State Assemblywoman has big shoes to fill come Jan. 1. Melinda Katz will take the reigns as Queens Borough President from Helen Marshall next year after winning the seat in November. She won comfortably in November, defeating little-known Republican challenger Tony Arcabascio with just over […]

River Fund Feeds Thousands In Richmond Hill

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Thousands of hungry Richmond Hill residents lined up on 89th Avenue looking to get needed food for the Thanksgiving weekend. The River Fund, a food pantry center on Lefferts Boulevard in Richmond Hill, held its weekly food drive at their headquarters last Saturday. This one was more significant as it […]

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 […]

When Marshall Went Missing

What happens when the Queens Borough President doesn’t show up for a ceremony in her honor? The students and staff at PS 127 in East Elmhurst found out last week, when they held a “Helen Marshall Appreciation Ceremony,” but the guest of honor never came. The middle school choir patiently waited to serenade the Borough […]

2013 ELECTIONS: Queens Borough President

2013 ELECTIONS: Queens Borough President

Huge Lead For Katz In BP Race During the Democratic Primary for Queens Borough President, most of Melinda Katz’s opponents dropped out and endorsed her before voters went to the polls. In the end, the former Councilwoman and Assembly member defeated two opponents, Peter Vallone Jr. and Everly Brown, for the nomination. On Tuesday, she […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 29

Torodash Challenges Incumbent Koslowitz Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz is running for re-election in the 29th Council District, which covers Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens and parts of Maspeth, Richmond Hill and Elmhurst. She has held the seat since 2010, taking over from her predecessor, Queens Borough President candidate Melinda Katz. She was also in the […]

2013 ELECTIONS: Ballot Proposals

Judge Age Limit Leads Six Amendments Besides selecting a Mayor, Comptroller, Queens Borough President and City Council member, Queens voters will also be given a chance to amend the law of the land. There are six proposals on the ballot this year that would add amendments to New York State’s Constitution. One of the biggest […]