Borough President Melinda Katz has appointed Robert Santos to the board of trustees of the Queens Library. The announcement comes after she ousted six trustees members last month and Mayor Bill de Blasio cut loose two board members.
A plan to alter the Ridgewood Reservoir is being challenged by several local politicians, citing that these “changes will significantly harm the natural and largely undisturbed habitats of the animals that currently live there.”
In his bid to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, former City Comptroller John Liu picked up another round of support from local congressional members. Liu received endorsements from congress members Grace Meng, Gregory Meeks and Joseph Crowley.
A former Queens assemblyman and prominent member of the Bayside community for many years, Vincent Nicolosi passed away Friday after a battle with breast cancer, according to family members. He was 74 years old.
Oakland Gardens lawyer John Messer is dropping his third bid to unseat 14-year veteran state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky in District 16, which includes Flushing, Bayside, Forest Hills and Fresh Meadows, among other areas.