Albany Recognizes Sunnyside Community Leader

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A Sunnyside community leader repped her neighborhood and received major accolades in Albany last week. Judy Zangwill, the executive director of Sunnyside Community Services, was honored by State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) at the 17th annual New York State Senate Women of Distinction ceremony. The Women of Distinction program, which […]

County Calls On Liu Against Avella

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer On Monday, the Queens Democratic Party threw their support behind former Comptroller John Liu in a bid to unseat State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). The announcement came on the morning on May 19, seemingly settling the questions and rumors on Liu and his plans for 2014. In the September primary […]

Avella Denounces Water Charges

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) rallied with civic leaders and area residents to advocate for the passage of his legislation in the State Senate, which would abolish the minimum charge for the supply of water collected by the New York City Water Board. The bill would ensure homeowners are charged only for the amount of […]

Rozic Leads The Way To Protect Women

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Hillcrest) recently announced that the two bills she sponsors to protect and assist victims of domestic violence (A7964B) and homeless women veterans (A7259A) have passed the State Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support. Bill A7259A would require the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs to conduct a study on homeless women veterans […]

What Will Liu Do?

Pop quiz, hot shot: You’re a well-liked public servant whose last run for office didn’t end well. You still feel like you can contribute to Queens. What do you do? That’s a question a lot of people are asking about former City Comptroller John Liu. And with the Borough gearing up for another Primary season, […]

OP-ED: Watch Out, Glass Ceiling

BY ASSEMBLYWOMAN NILY ROZIC When it comes to the lottery, you have to play to win. The same can be said for getting more women elected – more women have to run. That is not happening as much as it should in this country. Our country’s rank for women’s political representation, 84th in the world, […]

Funding Allocated For Bus Restoration Study

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Funding for a study on bus service and restoration in northeast Queens was included in the 2014-2015 State budget. On April 3, State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Hillcrest) and representatives from the office of Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) announced that $500,000 in funding has been allocated […]

Elected Officials Call For Immigration Reform

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Elected officials and civic leaders came together in Flushing to demand comprehensive immigration reform, not next year, not eventually, but right now. U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) was joined by civic leaders and elected officials from northeast Queens to call for a vote in the House of Representatives on immigration […]