De Blasio Announces Sandy Rebuilding Changes

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced new leadership and changes to the City’s Sandy rebuilding and recovery team last week. The mayor appointed Bill Goldstein as the new Senior Advisor to the Mayor for Recovery, Resiliency, and Infrastructure, Amy Peterson will be the new Director of the Housing Recovery Office and Daniel Zarrilli was named the […]

Goldfeder Calls For Howard Beach Cleanup

After receiving complaints from Howard Beach residents, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) sent a letter to Josh Laird, National Parks Commissioner, urging him to take immediate action and repair the damaged fence along the northeast side of the Joseph Addabbo Memorial Bridge and Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach. “Our hardworking families have been through […]

DEC Presents Mitigation Project In Howard Beach

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer City officials presented a project that aims to better protect Howard Beach from future weather events like Superstorm Sandy. Representatives from the Dept. of Environmental Conservation attended last week’s Community Board 10 meeting to discuss the Spring Creek Hazard Mitigation Project for the first time. During Sandy, flood waters from […]

Community Protests 7 Train Repairs

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Jan. 17, business owners, cultural and community leaders who frequently use No. 7 train called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to stop disrupting the lives of Queens residents by conducting service on the train line for 22 continuous weekends. These disruptions will begin Feb. 28 and are projected to […]

Former Councilman Gennaro Joins The State DEC

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Just like he hinted at in November, former councilman James Gennaro has gotten a new job dedicated to improving the City’s resilience and environment. On Jan. 10, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Gennaro had been appointed as the deputy commissioner for New York City Sustainability and Resiliency at the State […]

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 […]