Search Results for Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.

Star of Queens: Richard Khuzami, Community Board 1, chair, Parks and Culture Committee
Star of Queens: Richard Khuzami, Community Board 1, chair, Parks and Culture Committee
News Angy Altamirano 12/23/2013 at 9:36AM

COMMUNITY  SERVICE:  Richard Khuzami has served on Community Board 1 for the past 11 years. He is currently Chair of the Parks and Culture Committee. He is also a member of Borough President Helen Marshall’s Queens General Assembly, and  has  served as a panelist for the awarding of grants for the Queens Council on the [...]

Council approves law increasing number of parks where crime is reported
Council approves law increasing number of parks where crime is reported
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/20/2013 at 12:59PM

The City Council unanimously passed an amendment Thursday that would require the NYPD to submit to the Council crime reports for all city parks and playgrounds larger than one acre. Currently, crimes are only reported in the city’s 31 largest green spaces. The NYPD would also be required to post this data on the department’s [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Incoming Councilmember Paul Vallone names staff
EXCLUSIVE: Incoming Councilmember Paul Vallone names staff
Politics Melissa Chan 12/04/2013 at 3:33PM

Councilmember-elect Paul Vallone has picked the team he’ll take to City Hall in January, The Courier has learned. The seven-member staff consists mostly of longtime supporters and includes two former employees of Queens elected officials and the aunt of a local assemblymember. “These are people who believed in me five years ago, when I first [...]

Katz names Leroy Comrie as deputy borough president
Katz names Leroy Comrie as deputy borough president
Politics Melissa Chan 12/03/2013 at 12:02PM

Borough President-elect Melinda Katz has tapped a former primary election foe to be her right-hand man. Katz named outgoing Councilmember Leroy Comrie as deputy borough president and Jay Bond, a former longtime aide, as chief of staff on December 3. “From the beginning, this campaign was about empowering working families and making life better for [...]

Brakes put on Astoria-Ditmars subway noise
Brakes put on Astoria-Ditmars subway noise
West Angy Altamirano 12/02/2013 at 3:27PM

One local politician is putting a stop to train noise. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. announced Monday that the MTA will be implementing a new technology on every train car on the N and Q subways lines which will help reduce the noise of the air brakes at the lines’ last stop at the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard [...]

Vallone introduces legislation to remove Ed Koch from Queensboro Bridge name
Vallone introduces legislation to remove Ed Koch from Queensboro Bridge name
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/27/2013 at 12:20PM

One local politician is taking the next step to bring the Queensboro Bridge back to the borough. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. introduced legislation on Tuesday to reestablish the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge to its original name, the Queensboro Bridge. The city renamed the bridge in 2011 after the former Mayor Ed Koch, who passed away [...]