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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/12/2014 at 7:38AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Wednesday: Cloudy with occasional light rain during the afternoon. High 54. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Wednesday night: Rain…changing to light snow overnight. Low 24. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90%

Speaker Silver’s 20th anniversary
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 2/24/2014 at 7:09PM

This month is the 20th anniversary for Democratic State Assemblymember Sheldon Silver’s reign as speaker of the New York State Assembly.  Many wonder how he has lasted so long given all the scandals committed by many former members of the Democratic State Assembly caucus over his tenure.  The answer is simple. Speaker Silver rules the [...]

De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City
De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/01/2014 at 8:12AM

New York City’s 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio, was sworn in during a ceremony at his Park Slope, Brooklyn home just after midnight Wednesday, followed by a formal inauguration on the steps of City Hall later that day.

Pol wants quicker Sandy recovery from state agency
Pol wants quicker Sandy recovery from state agency
South Maggie Hayes 12/30/2013 at 2:30PM

The push for quicker Sandy recovery continues, and now the pressure is on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder requested Joe Martens, DEC Commissioner, and the agency expedite all “permits related to recovery projects in the Sandy-damaged communities of southern Queens” to “wherever possible.” “Our families are working [...]

Police: Suspects wanted for Flushing bank robbery
Police: Suspects wanted for Flushing bank robbery
Northeast Maggie Hayes 12/29/2013 at 5:33PM

Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly robbed a bank at gunpoint Friday night. About 7:10 p.m., the pair entered a TD Bank on Main Street in Flushing. The first suspect took out a firearm, announced a robbery and ordered a bank employee to the ground, police said. The second jumped over a counter, [...]

Bill de Blasio to be sworn in as mayor by former President Bill Clinton
Bill de Blasio to be sworn in as mayor by former President Bill Clinton
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/28/2013 at 3:49PM

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will be sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City by former President Bill Clinton, de Blasio announced Saturday. “I was honored to serve in President Clinton’s Administration and on Secretary Clinton’s campaign for U.S. Senate, and I am honored again that they will both join our celebration for [...]