Letitia James Talks Public Advocate Plans

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Earlier this week, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James sat down with the Queens Tribune staff, where she discussed a number of issues relevant to Queens residents and offered her feedback on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first 100 days in office. James began the interview by describing the way […]

Lancman Talks Committee Assignments

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Although he did not receive any chairmanships, Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) did grab seats on all three committees dealing with public safety, an assignment he said he looks forward to undertaking. Lancman talked to the Queens Tribune about the role he plans to have in the Public Safety, Fire and […]

Harmful, Not Helpful

To The Editor: On Christmas Eve, I read in your paper how wonderful Mr. Bloomberg has been (“Bloomberg’s Legacy,” Dec. 19-25, 2013). Your article did not mention the illegal Stop and Frisk policy he and Commissioner Kelly instituted. Also, Mr. Bloomberg spent around a million dollars trying to make a smaller soda bottle. That money […]

Bill de Blasio Sworn In As Mayor

Bill de Blasio Sworn In As Mayor

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer New York City has a new mayor. Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the City’s 109th mayor at midnight on New Year’s Day in his Brooklyn home. This brief swearing-in led to a formal inauguration at noon on the steps of City Hall on Jan. 1. During the […]

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 […]

2013 ELECTIONS: NYC Mayor

Bill de Blasio Has Commanding Lead The General Election is just days away and 15 contenders are listed on the ballot to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but Democrat Bill de Blasio has maintained a commanding lead in the polls. As a Brooklyn resident, former regional housing official for President Bill Clinton and with eight-years under […]

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 […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 23

Safety Key Between Weprin, Concannon Over the summer, Reform candidate Joe Concannon decided to run against Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) due to their opposing views on Stop and Frisk. Concannon entered the race soon after the Community Safety Act was passed by the City Council in August. Weprin voted for the act, saying it […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 24

Three Seek To Replace Gennaro As term-limited Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) is on his way out of office, three candidates are gearing up to take his place. Democrat Rory Lancman, Republican Alex Blishteyn and Family Values candidate Mujib Rahman are all vying for the City Council seat for District 24. While Lancman, a former […]