Borough President Helen Marshall

Queens Center job fair draws 1,400
Queens Center job fair draws 1,400
Business Ruben Muniz 5/24/2012 at 8:14AM

More than 1,000 eager job seekers flooded the Queens Center Mall last week. At the mall’s third job fair on Thursday, May 17, employers like Citibank, Resorts World and the United States Tennis Association were among the 25 recruiters in attendance in search of new employees. Borough President Helen Marshall also stopped by to socialize [...]

Police involved in Sean Bell shooting get canned
Police involved in Sean Bell shooting get canned
News Michael Pantelidis 3/24/2012 at 1:18PM

Police involved in Sean Bell shooting get canned The cops that gunned down Sean Bell, the Queens man killed on his wedding day in a 50-shot fusillade, will be drummed out of the department, the NYPD said Friday. Detective Gescard Isnora, who fired the shot that touched off the senseless 2006 killing, was found to [...]

Budget may force senior centers to close
Budget may force senior centers to close
News Melissa Chan 3/22/2012 at 2:15AM

Budget slashes may force closure upon the Korean-American Senior Center, leaving hundreds of hungry, homebound Asian seniors in Queens without a hot meal. The Corona-based senior center — along with five others in the borough — is up on the chopping block if Borough President Helen Marshall is not able to restore $1.6 million in [...]

Will Forest Park Senior Center close its doors for good?
Will Forest Park Senior Center close its doors for good?
News Melissa Chan 3/20/2012 at 1:55PM

Another round of budget cuts may force the Forest Park Senior Center — along with five others in the borough — to close its doors for good. The Woodhaven-based center narrowly escaped the chopping block last year, after it received $120,000 in funding — half from the City Council and the other half from the [...]

Officials break ground on new Adult Learning Center in Rochdale Village
Officials break ground on new Adult Learning Center in Rochdale Village
News Melissa Chan 3/12/2012 at 5:09PM

Brainy bookworms in Rochdale Village will soon have a $4.1 million new home away from home. According to Queens Library officials, the community’s Adult Learning Center will be doubled in size to include more classroom and discussion group space, additional computers, listening stations and a new handicapped-accessible restroom. “The expanded Adult Learning Center at Rochdale [...]

‘Framing’ an Institution
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 2/08/2012 at 5:29PM

MoMA PS1 has a brand new “frame.” Congregated in the brand new entryway at MoMA PS1, members of the art community and local officials came to celebrate the unveiling of the very vestibule in which they stood. The new entrance “kiosk,” located on Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, is approximately 140-square-feet of artfully-designed concrete [...]

Residents rally against redistricting at public hearing
News Alexa Altman 2/08/2012 at 4:55PM

Christina Chang sat calmly in the front row of the hearing room, unshaken by the raging crowd surging behind her. In her hands she held a homemade, neon sign that read “Minority Votes Should Count.” She wore a crisp white T-shirt stenciled with the word “MinkWon.” It means “civil rights” in Korean. Representing her group, [...]

Borough President bestows honors
Borough President bestows honors
News Billy Rennison 1/25/2012 at 12:01PM

Besides celebrating Queens during her State of the Borough address, Borough President Helen Marshall honored a special few whose spirit and dedication have made the borough a better and safer place to live. Marshall reserved the end of her speech to recognize a handful of residents and workers who went above and beyond the call [...]

A flourishing future for Queens parks
A flourishing future for Queens parks
Opinion Queens Courier Staff 1/13/2012 at 1:06PM

BY DOROTHY LEWANDOWSKI Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Borough President Helen Marshall and all of our Queens elected officials, we are continuing to benefit from the largest period of park renovation and expansion since the 1930s. Over the past decade, almost half a billion dollars has been allocated for more than 600 upcoming and completed projects [...]

Ground broken at Willets Point
Ground broken at Willets Point
News Billy Rennison 12/02/2011 at 1:01PM

After years of planning, protests and public hearings, ground was broken at Willets Point — marking the first physical step in the area’s redevelopment. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was joined at the Thursday, December 1 ground breaking by New York City Economic Development President Seth W. Pinsky, New York City Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner [...]