Pols remember 9/11: Borough President Helen Marshall


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Where were you when you heard that planes had struck the World Trade Center? It was Primary Day, and so I was driving to a polling station at a local school. On first hearing the news, I thought, as so many did, that this was an accident – but how could it happen on such […]

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Celebrating Helen MarshallHelen Of Queens


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She is known now as our Borough President, but Helen Marshall has been serving Queens her entire life. Just ask the person who probably knows her best — her sister, Joan Suter. “She, I think, always kind of exemplified leadership,” Suter told The Queens Courier. “She was extremely active in high school and asserted herself […]

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Who Is Helen Marshall?A Brief Biography Of Our Borough President


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Helen Marshall was overwhelmingly elected as Queens Borough President in November 2001 with 68 percent of the vote. She is the 18th Borough President of Queens, the first African American and the second woman to assume the post of the highest elected official in a borough with a population of more than 2.2 million people. […]

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Helen Marshall Urges Help For Hurricane Victims


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Borough President Helen Marshall urged Queens residents and businesses this week to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina with monetary donations to relieve the suffering of thousands of survivors in need of food, water and shelter. “As I have often said, whenever a disaster occurs anywhere in the world, there are relatives grieving in Queens,” Marshall […]

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…Helen MarshallOur New Borough President


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  Queens will have its first African-American borough president. Helen Marshall, with the strong support of Borough President Claire Shulman and the Democratic County Organization, won a stunning victory in the Democratic primary for Borough President against both former Board of Education head Carol Gresser and Councilman Sheldon Leffler. Marshall garnered close to 50% of […]

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