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 […]

SCRIE Assistance Starting Soon

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer If you are a senior and you need help navigating the ins and outs of the City’s rent increase exclusion program, you will soon be in luck. Assembly woman Catherine Nolan (D-Sunnyside) announced on Monday that her district office will hold Saturday hours to help residents apply for the Senior […]

Flushing Commons Breaks Ground

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After years of discussions and delays, the Flushing Commons project finally broke ground this week. On June 30, several stakeholders, elected officials and community leaders met in the heart of downtown Flushing for the groundbreaking ceremony. Set on the former site of Municipal Lot 1, many comments from the event […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Elected officials, including Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, State Sen. Toby Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo and Assemblyman Ron Kim joined the Flushing Chinese Business Association for its fifth annual Joyful Mother celebration. Forty-nine mothers received Mothers of Distinction awards in honor of their role as outstanding community role models.

TAP Funding Goes Up For First Time In 14 Years

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Some added relief is coming for college students. The maximum grant level for the Tuition Assistance Program has increased for the first time in 14 years. While the financial boost is a small one, going up from $5,000 to $5,165, it will offer additional relief to students attending SUNY, CUNY […]

NYCHA Downsizes 91-Year-Old WWII Vet

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Elected officials gathered at Pomonok Houses to deliver a message on the New York City Housing Authority’s downsizing policy: enough is enough. Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest), Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Flushing) and State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) rallied around Ralph Calinda, a 91-year-old World War II veteran who NYCHA is attempting […]

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, […]

Senior Leadership Award Winners Selected

United Adult Ministries, the parent company of Flushing House, has announced the three winners of the Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Awards. The individuals will be honored during the annual fundraising gala on May 8 at Flushing Town Hall. This year’s honorees include: State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing), a seven-term state senator who has sponsored several […]

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 […]