Helen Marshall: Looking back on three terms as borough president


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Dominick Totino Photography

Borough President Helen Marshall has always seen herself as a public servant. Her chief of staff, Alexandra Rosa, said her boss has worked for every person she represents. “She never forgets where she came from and the fact that it’s about people,” Rosa said. “Always about people.” Marshall, the first African-American Queens Borough President, will […]

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Mayor’s budget could cut Borough President staff by half


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THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M. Cullen

Half the staff at Borough Hall could get pink slips if cuts proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg go through. Borough President Helen Marshall’s office is expected to receive about $3.14 million in funding for the 2014 fiscal year—nearly $1.8 million less than last year—officials announced at Marshall’s Borough Board meeting on Monday, May 13. If […]

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11th Annual Top Women in Business Awards honor leaders and trailblazers


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The leading women of the Queens business world came out to celebrate their accomplishments at The Queens Courier’s 11th Annual Top Women in Business Awards & Networking event at Terrace on the Park. Many of the borough’s best and brightest businesswomen received recognition for their diverse achievements. The Thursday, May 9 celebration opened up with […]

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Meet the 2013 Women in Business Honorees


| mromero@queenscourier.com

The 11th Annual Top Women in Business Awards & Networking event will honor influential women in business whose major achievements and whose participation in many community activities throughout the years has helped the borough grow.  In years past, the event has boasted attendance of over 700 people. The evening will feature networking with Queens’ top […]

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Dutch Kills rezoning proposal passed along


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Residential construction has been banned for 47 years in the Dutch Kills neighborhood, even though almost half of the buildings amid its commercial and industrial structures are houses. For years, residents have wanted to see this ban lifted and they soon will. On Tuesday, July 15, Borough President Helen Marshall released her recommendations about the […]

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Honors for Greek community


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Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and Assemblymember Michael Gianaris recently celebrated Greek Independence Day at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Astoria. The annual event marked the anniversary of Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire and celebrated the contributions of the Greek American community to Queens and America. This year, Gianaris and Marshall honored four unique […]

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Family Justice Center – a safe place with many services


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Twenty-seven months ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood in Kew Gardens and talked about how domestic violence creates financial, emotional, and at times, physical scars, and “by making it as easy as possible for victims and their families to access services, many New Yorkers are given the opportunity to start over again.” Bloomberg made those remarks […]

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People Making a Buzz


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PROMOTIONS Brigadier General Patrick A. Murphy, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capabilities for additional responsibility and leadership. Bryan Bastidas of Forest Hills to Sergeant; David Fernandez of Maspeth to Sergeant 1st Class; Antoine Lamaison of […]

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PEOPLE MAKING A BUZZ


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ACADEMIC HONORS The following local students graduated from their universities in December 2009: Ithaca College Andrew Berkowitz and David Villegas of Forest Hills; Steven Terrezza of Whitestone and Michael Polak of New Hyde Park. SUNY Delhi Shashawna Morton of Flushing; Daniel Ratto of Floral Park and Robert Schwarz of Astoria. The following local students have […]

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