Bill de Blasio

De Blasio appoints Anthony Shorris as first deputy mayor
De Blasio appoints Anthony Shorris as first deputy mayor
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/04/2013 at 12:48PM

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced the first appointees to his staff, naming Anthony Shorris as first deputy mayor. “I don’t think I know anyone who has this range of experience and achievement, and who will be able to work with all elements of the government seamlessly because he has done such an extraordinary range of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/02/2013 at 7:38AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: A mix of clouds and sun. High 49. Winds light and variable. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low 38. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: LEGACY: Photographs from Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art LEGACY: Photographs from Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American [...]

Queens helps with de Blasio transition
Queens helps with de Blasio transition
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 11/27/2013 at 12:58PM

Queens is taking part in Transition NYC. Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of 60 leaders and experts to his transition committee on Wednesday, November 20. “My charge to the transition team is to identify women and men from every part of our city and walk of life that share a commitment to progressive [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 11/26/2013 at 8:11AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Cloudy. Highs in the low 40s with temperatures nearly steady overnight. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Rain becoming heavy at times overnight. Low around 40. E winds at 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 20 to 30 mph. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected. EVENT OF THE DAY: Classical Music Concert [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/22/2013 at 8:02AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Overcast with rain showers. High of 61. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Friday night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 37. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Fall Festival: Free Film Screening and Community Health [...]

Weprin vies to become next Council speaker
Weprin vies to become next Council speaker
Politics Terence M. Cullen 11/20/2013 at 3:45PM

It’s off to the races for six legislators looking to become the next City Council speaker. Councilmembers Melissa Mark-Viverito, Inez Dickens, Dan Garodnick, James Vacca, Anabel Palma and Mark Weprin are vying to replace incumbent-Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is term-limited. Quinn was voted to lead the Council, the city’s de facto second most powerful [...]

Majority of Queens schools score well on progress reports
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 11/18/2013 at 2:52PM

The majority of Queens schools scored high on the Department of Education’s (DOE) recently released progress reports. Out of the 62 Queens high schools that were issued 2012-2013 progress reports, 31 earned As, 16 Bs, 6 Cs, 5 Ds and 4 Fs. The highest scoring institution was Long Island City’s Academy for Careers in Television [...]

Street Talk: What would you like the de Blasio administration to do differently?
Street Talk: What would you like the de Blasio administration to do differently?
News Queens Courier Staff 11/15/2013 at 11:30AM

They should change the manner in which they do stop-and-frisk, not get rid of it all together. Crime has dropped; why do away with it? Catherine Vodola I’d like to see de Blasio keep his promises! I’d like him to be the better-man; better than all of the cynical nay-sayers. He should keep our public [...]

LIC, Astoria best bet for hailing green cabs
LIC, Astoria best bet for hailing green cabs
Top Stories Melissa Chan 11/14/2013 at 10:26AM

Queens taxi riders have the best shot at hailing a green cab in Long Island City and Astoria. Nearly 900 new apple green cabs roam the northwestern edge of the borough, according to data from the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). City officials said more than 1,000 borough taxis have hit the streets since the [...]

Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/13/2013 at 4:02PM

It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to [...]