The United States Postal Service intends to consolidate up to 82 facilities, including its Queens’ center on 20th Avenue, beginning January 2015 to continue its plan to cut losses. The initiative is projected to save the cash-strapped delivery service more than $3.5 billion in the next five years, according to the USPS, but politicians and union representatives are against downsizing the Queens facilities.
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I begin on a sad note. Journalists are a tribe and we lost a brother last week. Photographer Ira Cohen passed away suddenly. Ira was a Vietnam veteran and retired MTA employee. His snowy moustache (and sometimes dreadlocks), were often to be seen in the background – while the “important” people were in the foreground. [...]
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was officially sworn into office Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
NYC Republican Councilmembers Vincent Ignizio, Steven Matteo and Eric Ulrich are the three amigos. Just as Melissa Mark-Viverito has the votes to become NYC Council speaker, so does NYC Republican Councilmember Vincent Ignizio for the new City Council Minority leader. This result is because two of the three last GOP councilmembers are from Staten Island, [...]
Congressmember Joe Crowley gathered with state and local elected officials, advocates and community members Friday to announce the introduction of the Silent Skies Act bill that will work to alleviate airplane noise pollution in neighborhoods surrounding LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.
NYC Councilmembers Melissa Mark-Viverito, Dan Garodnick, Mark Weprin, Jimmy Vacca, Inez Dickens, Jimmy Van Bramer, Annabel Palma and Jumaane Williams are all potential candidates to succeed outgoing NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Money alone can’t always buy love or the chance to become the next New York City Council speaker. Neither can inheritance or a [...]
Just about everyone in Maspeth remembers when O’Neill’s restaurant and bar was reduced to ashes after a grease fire in 2011. It was a devastating moment for the community, as the popular bar has been a staple in the neighborhood since 1933. After extinguishing the blaze, local firefighters found within the rubble, the American flag [...]
Updated, Monday, September 23, 2:46 p.m. Bill de Blasio has received the presidential seal of approval. President Barack Obama announced Monday he is officially endorsing de Blasio for mayor. “Progressive change is the centerpiece of Bill de Blasio’s vision for New York City, and it’s why he will be a great mayor of America’s largest [...]
MAYOR The Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens and the National Latino Officers Association endorsed Comptroller John Liu. The Uniformed Firefighters Association and Livery Base Owners Association endorsed Bill Thompson. Councilmembers Stephen Levin, Michael Nelson, Mark Weprin and James Gennaro endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. PUBLIC ADVOCATE Cathy Guerriero recently secured backing [...]
You need a score card to keep track of all the Democrats running to replace Queens Borough President Helen Marshall when she retires at the end of 2013 due to term limits. Rosedale resident Everly Brown is a developer for the 501 Manhattan Corporation has joined this ever growing list which also includes State Senators [...]