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. [...]
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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was officially sworn into office Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
She’s already held two political seats in Queens, and now Melinda Katz is eyeing a third. Katz, who formerly served as assemblymember and councilmember, confirmed she would be running for borough president next year — throwing her hat into the ring with potentials like Councilmember Peter Vallone. Katz said she was organizing a campaign team, [...]
Curtis Sliwa, radio personality and founder of the Guardian Angels, recalled being shot four times in 1992, then he told of his more recent struggle — prostate cancer. Sliwa was the keynote speaker at the New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) Celebration of Life, which sought to bring together cancer survivors who were once patients of [...]
Wonderful women honored For the 10th year we celebrated the talented and devoted “Top Women in Business” in Queens. Sixteen of the women we previously honored were inducted into our newly-created “Hall of Fame.” Their gift was a rhinestone pin of interlocking hearts. I found it and immediately realized it was a perfect pin for [...]
The stars were really all around me on March 25, both on the ground and in the sky. It was our first Rising Star event in Brooklyn to celebrate successful men and women under 40 through our Brooklyn newspapers, the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator. It was a picture-perfect night and we gathered the 40 [...]
With Anthony Weiner out of the running, discussions abound about who is the frontrunner to be the Democrat’s nominee for mayor in 2013. Meanwhile, Republicans have been able to elect their candidate the last five outings – even when their guy was no longer a Republican and held almost no core Republican beliefs. So, the [...]
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Let’s be honest. Conventions are boring. Really boring. Even to us political junkies. We political reporters have endured a few of them recently, including the state Democrat and Republican gatherings. At least at the national conventions, you can fill down-time by doing mindless things like interviewing celebrities. [...]
At last week’s John McCain Rally at the Queens County Republican Party Headquarters were (from left to right) Queens Chair Phil Ragusa, District Leader Eric Ulrich, 77 WABC Radio Host Curtis Sliwa, and District Leader Jane Deacy.