Katch Astoria, located at 31-19 Newtown Ave., will host a Carnival Party on Friday including a fortuneteller, performer from Coney Island, magician, and a chance to dunk Former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.
Some tire slashing isn’t leaving one Astoria politician deflated. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. woke up on Wednesday to find that two wheels of his car parked in his driveway had been slashed. A worker at a tire shop confirmed to Vallone that the tires had been cut. According to the elected official’s Facebook account, his […]
Once again, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has removed the veil of her Manhattan liberal independent reformer image to reveal that she is a seasoned Democratic Party machine leader. She follows in the fine tradition of her predecessors, former Council Speakers Gifford Miller, Peter Vallone Senior and the late Tom Cuite of Brooklyn. […]
Officials announced Tuesday, July 8, the City Council Merit Based Scholarship, once named after former Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., was restored after it was voted into the budget of the City Council for $11.1 million.
Councilmember-elect Paul Vallone has picked the team he’ll take to City Hall in January, The Courier has learned. The seven-member staff consists mostly of longtime supporters and includes two former employees of Queens elected officials and the aunt of a local assemblymember. “These are people who believed in me five years ago, when I first […]
One local politician is taking the next step to bring the Queensboro Bridge back to the borough. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. introduced legislation on Tuesday to reestablish the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge to its original name, the Queensboro Bridge. The city renamed the bridge in 2011 after the former Mayor Ed Koch, who passed away […]
Astoria Park could soon be the next site to go skating for the holidays. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. sent a letter to Parks Department Commissioner Veronica White on November 19, asking the agency to develop the Astoria Park Pool area into an ice skating rink. The area being proposed for the rink is next to […]
The 40-year Vallone legacy will live on in City Hall. Paul Vallone, 46, will carry his family’s name in the City Council for the next four years after winning election Tuesday to lead District 19 in northeast Queens. Vallone beat Republican Dennis Saffran with 57.2 percent of the vote, as of midnight with all precincts reporting, […]
After winning the Democratic primary last month, Costa Constantinides is ready to head into the General Election to fill departing Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.’s seat in the 22nd Council District. “I think Astoria has always been a great place to live, I had a wonderful childhood growing up here,” he said. “It’s a wonderful place […]
To the victor go the spoils. Don’t be surprised when Congressmember and Queens County Democratic Party Chairperson Joseph Crowley and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz reward State Senator Tony Avella, New York City Councilmember Leroy Comrie, Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik and New York State Senator Jose Peralta for being loyal members in good standing. […]
Paul Vallone can pop the champagne bottle — again. Final vote counts officially sealed the win for the Flushing attorney in a hard-fought and close Democratic primary race for City Council. “I couldn’t be any more excited,” said Vallone, 46. “It was a delayed week, but it was very exciting.” Vallone declared his victory on […]
Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., who is in a tight race with Melinda Katz for Queens borough president, has released his first campaign commercial. He is also the first borough president candidate to come out with a television ad. Peter F. Vallone Jr. for Queens Borough President from Roberts Horowitz Creative on Vimeo. RECOMMENDED STORIES […]
A little-known citywide trash initiative could clean up Queens streets if more of the borough knew about it, a local lawmaker said. The city’s volunteer “Adopt-A-Basket” program gives free garbage cans and bags to residents and store owners who agree to monitor the outdoor receptacles and change liners when the basket is three-quarters full. The […]