Results Are Tallied For Participatory Budgeting

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The results are in from the participatory budgeting project and five areas within Community Board 9 will get much-needed money. Councilman Eric Ulrich (R- Ozone Park) announced the participatory budgeting, which allows residents to spend around $1 million of capital funds to improve facilities throughout the community. This year was […]

Improved Dog Run Will Come To Doughboy Park

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The dog run at Doughboy Park in Woodside is in need of an upgrade. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) recently toured Doughboy Park’s dog run to discuss long term improvements with local residents, representatives from the Parks Dept., School Construction Authority and Woodside on the Move, a grassroots community organization. […]

IS 125 Tackles Overcrowding With New Annex

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Thomas J. McCann Woodside Intermediate School 125 will see an annex with 600 seats by the fall of 2016. On Jan. 10, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and Lorraine Grillo, president of the School Construction Authority, were joined by State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and Joe Conley, Chair of Community Board […]

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 […]

Paul Vallone Ready To Start

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After his victory on Nov. 5, Councilman-elect Paul Vallone hit the ground running, preparing his staff and getting his priorities and goals in order for when he starts to represent District 19 in January. Last week, Vallone sat down with the Queens Tribune to talk about the Bloomberg administration, the […]

New School An Insult

To The Editor: In a democracy, the voice of the people must be heard regarding projects planned in a community. Recently, the City Council voted to construct a school on the Keil property in my neighborhood here in Bayside, the neighborhood I have known for over 82 years. Why weren’t the people of my community […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 19

Vallone, Saffran Differ On Zoning, Development With a seat left open by embattled Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), the race for Council District 19 is a competitive battle between two community members. Democrat Paul Vallone and Republican Dennis Saffran are battling for the seat, with barbs being traded at debates and through the press. While the […]