Profiles Of The Rich And Famous: State Financial Disclosures Reveal Additional Income For Electeds

Profiles Of The Rich And Famous: State Financial Disclosures Reveal Additional Income For Electeds

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (left) and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas had some of the highest additional sources of income on their disclosure reports. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The 2013 financial disclosure statements for the State Legislature have been released, displaying which investments and income sources Queens’ State Senators and Assemblymembers have aside from their day […]

City Council Backs CB Age Drop

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Last week, the City Council passed a resolution to support a bill in the State Legislature that would lower the age restriction for community board members. On June 11, the Council approved a resolution calling for the State Assembly and State Senate to pass and for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to […]

Richards Calls For Action To Protect Poor Areas

Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton), Chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection, last week introduced a resolution calling on Gov. Cuomo and the State Legislature to restore funding to the Brownfield Opportunity Areas program. Richards is leading the charge in New York City to urge Albany to protect one of the State’s most important […]

Getting Youth Involved

It may be a news item that is glossed over this week, but the City Council’s recent support of legislation lowering the age of Community Board members to allow 16 and 17 year olds could be the beginning of a great change within New York City government. We have been very clear in our belief […]

Keep Politics Out Of The Library

As we detail elsewhere in this issue, the Queens Library system is the subject of two separate bills in the State Senate, calling for reforms to the way the Library does business. While the Senators behind these bills say they are trying to do what is best for the system, and the Borough President’s office […]

Legislators Look To Restructure Library

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Two bills have been introduced into the State Legislature to deal with the recent problems concerning the Queens Library. State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona) are sponsoring a bill in their respective chambers that would restructure aspects of the Queens Library, to make sure it cannot […]

Keep The Dream Alive

We are heartened to see that members of the State Legislature have reintroduced DREAM Act legislation to give undocumented immigrant students access to funding for higher education. New York City has always been seen as a land of opportunity for immigrants. As the population of Queens continues to diversify and bring in new residents from […]