Alex Fumelli is the sports editor of the Queens Courier. He is a recent graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a lifelong New York sports fan. In his blog, he discusses issues related to Queens sports that don’t always receive prime focus in his weekly coverage in the Courier’s back pages.
After moving to New York to study music theatre, Tim Matson quickly made it a goal to see as many theatrical productions, both professional and amateur, as possible. In this blog, we’ll go behind the footlights of community theatres in Queens and meet the stars of our borough.
Ron Isaac taught junior high school English in Queens for 35 years prior to his retirement in 2006. He has published hundreds of education-related pieces and for several years was a featured columnist and commentator in community newspapers in Manhattan and Queens as well as on major education-related Internet sites. He is currently a UFT (teachers union) employee, but he maintains a strong independent voice. (The views, opinions, and judgments expressed in this column are solely his. The contents have not been reviewed or approved by the UFT.)Revolutionary changes in public education have shaken public education in recent years, especially in this city. That fact is not contested, but the merits of some of these experimental policies and “reforms” are fiercely disputed. No matter how each of us sees the truth, let’s fight for it in this space. Let’s keep the battle always civil but never bland.
Patricia Dolan is the executive vice-president of the Queens Civic Congress, a coalition of more than 100 neighborhood based civic groups. She is also the President of the Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association and the President and Founder of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy.
Claire Shulman is the former Queens Borough President and is currently serving as the President and CEO of the Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC. She also serves on the Boards of New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, The Primary Care Development Corporation, The American Museum of the Moving Image, Flushing Towne Hall, Queens Theater in the Park, and several others. Her monthly column will discuss issues of interest to residents living in Queens and New York City at large.
M. Margaret Kemeny MD,FACS has been the director of the Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital, the only comprehensive cancer center in the public hospital system of New York City since its opening in 2002. Dr Kemeny is a Professor of Surgery at Mt Sinai School of Medicine and is a recognized expert in colorectal cancer. She was one of the developers of a technique of treating liver tumors with an implantable hepatic artery pump. Dr Kemeny is included in the 2007-2008 Best Doctors of America, as well as Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who in the World. She is on the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, Eastern Divison, a past officer of the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons, a past President of the Association of Women Surgeons and the Chair of the Women in Surgery Committee of the American College of Surgeons. She has authored over 100 articles and chapters in cancer journals and textbooks.