Helen Marshall: Looking back on three terms as borough president


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

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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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Helen Marshall delivers State of the Borough


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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During Helen Marshall’s annual address on the state of Queens, the borough president exalted the borough’s successful projects — past, present and future. “I am so glad that we have gathered here today to celebrate our progress and set the course for the year ahead,” said Marshall to open her 11th State of the Borough […]

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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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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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Ex-BP Marshall urges prudence in Queens Library changes


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I am writing to echo the Queens Courier editorial which highlights the effective leadership of Queens Library President & CEO Tom Galante and its caution against a rush to judgment regarding the Library. Over the past several weeks, I have been troubled by the assault on the reputation of this vital institution. Serious questions have been raised which deserve […]

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BP Marshall OKs city’s plan to dispose of vacant lots too small to develop


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Borough President Helen Marshall approved the city’s plan to dispose of four vacant lots that are too small to develop. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) wants to remove the properties from its inventory in order to sell in the future. Community Board 7 gave the department the green light last month. The tiny […]

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BP Marshall helps dedicate namesake preschool in Bayside


| mchan@queenscourier.com

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She went from borough president back to a teacher again. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall temporarily switched hats during the dedication ceremony of her namesake preschool in Bayside. The former educator of eight years cut the ribbon on the brand new Queens Borough President Helen Marshall Early Education Center at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children […]

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BP Marshall joins chorus for FAA exemption


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Borough President Helen Marshall has joined the ranks of Queens congressmembers who are urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to exempt two major city airports from a new federal rule. “While the FAA’s Regional Administrator for our area has made an effort to work with my office and others in the borough, I believe that […]

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Borough President Marshall OKs Willets West


| mchan@queenscourier.com

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Borough President Helen Marshall approved a special permit that would pave the way for a mega mall near Citi Field. Marshall gave developers Sterling Equities and Related Companies the thumbs up on July 2 to move parking for Citi Field to Willets Point. The joint venture ultimately needed the permit to construct a 1.4 million-square-foot […]

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Borough President Marshall fights mayor’s budget cuts


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Borough President Helen Marshall made her mark during her final budget hearing, seeking millions of dollars in funding. Marshall, who is term-limited out, will battle for $1.6 million for senior centers and various programs across the borough. This discretionary funding was eliminated under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed $70.1 billion budget for the fiscal year 2014. […]

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