Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio to be sworn in as mayor by former President Bill Clinton
Bill de Blasio to be sworn in as mayor by former President Bill Clinton
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/28/2013 at 3:49PM

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will be sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City by former President Bill Clinton, de Blasio announced Saturday. “I was honored to serve in President Clinton’s Administration and on Secretary Clinton’s campaign for U.S. Senate, and I am honored again that they will both join our celebration for [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/24/2013 at 8:04AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Sun and clouds mixed. High near 40. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Snow ending this evening followed by clearing late. Low 24. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch. Bus rides for NYC schoolchildren to continue after winter break City [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/23/2013 at 7:39AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Cloudy with periods of rain. High 56. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Rainfall near a half an inch. Monday night: Cloudy. Low near 35. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas This holiday season, the imaginative, playful, and creative film and television work of Jim Henson [...]

Prayer vigil held to rally for Sandy victims whose homes are in disrepair
Prayer vigil held to rally for Sandy victims whose homes are in disrepair
South Maggie Hayes 12/19/2013 at 2:46PM

Jean Ferrara-Rodriquez is living in a construction zone 14 months after the superstorm destroyed her West Hamilton Beach home. “We are struggling from day to day,” said the single mother of a 14-year-old girl. “It’s been way too long of a process and way too slow.” Faith in New York, a city-based, interfaith federation, hosted [...]

Melissa Mark-Viverito says she has support to become next City Council speaker
Melissa Mark-Viverito says she has support to become next City Council speaker
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2013 at 7:43AM

Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito is claiming she will have enough votes in the City Council to become its next speaker. In a statement issued Wednesday night, Mark-Viverito, who represents District 8, said she has the backing of 30 councilmembers and councilmembers-elect, including Queens members Daniel Dromm, Julissa Ferreras, Daneek Miller, Donovan Richards, Eric Ulrich and Jimmy [...]

De Blasio to live in Gracie Mansion
De Blasio to live in Gracie Mansion
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/11/2013 at 11:18AM

The de Blasios are moving out of Brooklyn and into Gracie Mansion. After much speculation, the mayor-elect announced Wednesday through his Transition 2013 website he would live in the Manhattan digs during his time heading the city. “It’s a tough decision. Brooklyn is our home and Park Slope is our neighborhood. And we love these [...]

De Blasio names Bill Bratton next NYPD commissioner
De Blasio names Bill Bratton next NYPD commissioner
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/05/2013 at 11:49AM

In a much anticipated move, mayor-elect Bill de Blasio named Bill Bratton as the city’s top cop  on Thursday, promising to “heal the wounds” caused by stop-and-frisk. “He has combined the best of tradition and the best of innovation in an extraordinary career of achievement,” de Blasio said. This is Bratton’s second run as commissioner, [...]