Queens’ Rising Star?

Here at QConf, we like to see hometown folk make good on a national stage. Last week, it was announced that Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) was the sole East Coast finalist selected by EMILY’s List to take part in the organization’s Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star awards. One of the youngest members of the New […]

The DREAM Act Inches Closer To Reality

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The New York State DREAM Act may be closer to becoming a reality this year. Both State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) said this year may mark a victory for the dreamers, because they see viable support among the State Senate to pass the […]

MTA To Renovate Flushing LIRR Station

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A plan to renovate the entrances to the Flushing-Main Street Long Island Rail Road station has been approved. On Jan. 29, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board unanimously voted in favor of an effort by the MTA and LIRR to acquire the property at 40-36 Main St. using the New York […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our Choice For A Strong Speaker

Over the last few weeks, various candidates looking to be the new City Council Speaker have participated in forums, giving the public an idea of where they stand on a number of issues. The discussions are healthy and we commend these Councilmembers for participating, opening up a process that is usually closed to the public. […]