Councilmember Daniel Dromm

Meat workers picket Trade Fair Supermarket
Meat workers picket Trade Fair Supermarket
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/14/2013 at 1:04PM

Fighting for a fair contract and against unfair labor practices, workers in the meat department, who are members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 342, picketed in front of all nine Trade Fair supermarkets on Wednesday, March 13. The strike began at 7 a.m. and workers were met with angry reactions from the [...]

Jackson Heights to get new park space
Jackson Heights to get new park space
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/01/2013 at 10:36AM

Just in time for spring, Jackson Heights residents have been given new park space to enjoy. Last March, the city announced its purchase of the athletic field at the Garden School, a private learning facility, which, combined with Travers Park, located across the street from the school, will offer the community a larger recreational space. [...]

Quinn announces free legal services for immigrants
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/04/2012 at 6:05PM

Starting October 1, 30 locations throughout the five boroughs will offer free legal services for immigrants. “Thousands of immigrants who contribute to our economy, our culture, our city are often unable to pursue full citizenship because of prohibitive legal costs,” said Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who announced the services  Monday. Quinn, who was joined by [...]

Jackson Heights to get more park space
Jackson Heights to get more park space
News Alexa Altman 6/20/2012 at 2:29PM

Officials and civic groups from Jackson Heights, a neighborhood parched for play space, have persuaded the city to purchase a school yard and turn it into a park. The Jackson Heights Green Alliance, along with the help of Councilmember Daniel Dromm and the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, acquired a 2,600-square-foot patch of asphalt from the [...]

Truck driver arrested after allegedly assaulting Councilmember Daniel Dromm
Truck driver arrested after allegedly assaulting Councilmember Daniel Dromm
News Alexa Altman 5/31/2012 at 10:18AM

While it is generally positive for officials to personally engage themselves in community issues, one councilmember’s involvement landed him as the victim of an assault. Around noon on Wednesday, May 30, as Councilmember Daniel Dromm drove his car through Jackson Heights on the way back to his office, he saw an 18-wheel truck from National [...]

Maspeth street renamed for former NYPD detective
Maspeth street renamed for former NYPD detective
News Billy Rennison 4/30/2012 at 9:46AM

A Maspeth street was renamed for a former police officer who passed away last year from the after effects of working at Ground Zero. Kevin Czartoryski, who died in 2010 at 46, was honored on Sunday, April 29 with the renaming of the street he lived on when he passed.  He suffered from pulmonary fibrosis. Fifty [...]

Will trains run in Elmhurst LIRR Station again?
Will trains run in Elmhurst LIRR Station again?
News Michael Pantelidis 3/28/2012 at 7:46AM

Two local legislators are hoping Elmhurst residents will soon be “all aboard.” Congressmember Joe Crowley and Councilmember Daniel Dromm joined MTA LIRR President Helena Williams on March 15 for a walking tour of the Elmhurst Station, which was closed and partially demolished in 1985. The officials are hoping the LIRR will consider reconstructing and reopening [...]

Will LIRR roll again in Elmhurst?
News Michael Pantelidis 2/21/2012 at 9:11AM

Local elected officials are hoping the LIRR rolls back into Elmhurst – allowing residents to ride the rails again after roughly three decades. Congressmember Joe Crowley and Councilmember Daniel Dromm have called on the MTA LIRR to reopen its Elmhurst Station, located on Broadway between Cornish and Whitney Avenues, which was closed in 1985. “Reopening [...]

Campaign cash filling coffers
News Michael Pantelidis 1/25/2012 at 2:07PM

If forced to go to “war,” Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. would have the funds to flaunt the biggest arsenal in Queens. According to recent filings with the city’s Campaign Finance Board, Vallone has a current balance of more than $850,000 — after receiving contributions totaling $1,049,819 — placing him first among the council’s Queens delegation. [...]

Jackson Heights community rallies against Trade Fair
Jackson Heights community rallies against Trade Fair
News Michael Pantelidis 1/24/2012 at 5:30PM

The Jackson Heights community is fed up with a local supermarket’s “un-Fair” procedures. Councilmember Daniel Dromm and neighborhood residents united on January 17 in front of Trade Fair, a supermarket located at 75-07 37th Avenue, to protest the grocer’s persistent violations of city laws and regulations. “Trade Fair’s violations have created an unsafe environment for [...]