Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.

Green Party candidate Lynne Serpe enters 22nd Council District race
Green Party candidate Lynne Serpe enters 22nd Council District race
Politics Angy Altamirano 6/06/2013 at 12:55PM

Green Party candidate Lynne Serpe has announced she will be run to fill departing Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.’s seat in the 22nd Council District. “I think I offer a combination of independence and also vision,” Serpe said. “I have a very clear idea of how Astoria can become even better. What I loved about it [...]

Dad arrested for allowing kids to shoot BB guns in Astoria park
Dad arrested for allowing kids to shoot BB guns in Astoria park
Police Angy Altamirano 5/15/2013 at 9:11AM

An Astoria dad may receive more than just a slap on the wrist after allowing his children to play with loaded BB guns at a local park. According to District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Zbigniew Pawlowski, 54, allegedly went to Ditmars Park in Astoria on Tuesday, May 7 with his two children—the elder of whom [...]

Call to reinstate Peter F. Vallone Scholarship
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 5/05/2013 at 4:20PM

With no agreement on a state Dream Act, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. is calling to re-establish the Peter F. Vallone Scholarship, the “original” New York City Dream Act. On Thursday, April 25 Vallone gathered with mayoral candidates, fellow councilmembers and education and immigration advocacy groups to call on Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker [...]

Fake website takes aim at Astoria community board members
Fake website takes aim at Astoria community board members
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/28/2013 at 11:34AM

A website passing itself off as the site for Astoria’s Community Board 1 is claiming its board members are out of touch with the community it serves. “Cb1queens.org” is a parody website that at first glance can be mistaken to be the official website address for Community Board 1 with its “formal” design and information, [...]

Astoria Park pool to become performance space
Astoria Park pool to become performance space
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 2/26/2013 at 8:38AM

With its local arts community booming, the Astoria Park pool will now take a dive into becoming the first outdoor performance space in the neighborhood. “Artists in Astoria will finally have a fitting performance space,” said Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., a musician himself who is glad the plan is finally moving forward and has provided [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/22/2012 at 7:25AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 82. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 72. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight EVENT of the DAY: Family Karaoke Night at Manducatis Rustica At this Long [...]

Macy’s, local pols to meet about moving fireworks back to East River
Macy’s, local pols to meet about moving fireworks back to East River
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/23/2012 at 1:53PM

Macy’s executives are planning on meeting with local politicians, including Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., to discuss moving its Fourth of July fireworks back to the East River. The meeting was scheduled for today, but was cancelled, said Vallone. This July 4 was the fourth year in a row that the Macy’s fireworks display was on [...]

Free Breast Cancer Screening
News Michael Pantelidis 4/13/2012 at 4:59PM

The American Italian Cancer Foundation and Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. will co-host a free breast-cancer screening event in Astoria on Tuesday, April 17. A mobile van will be parked outside the councilmember’s office, located at 22-45 31stStreet. Medical services will be provided by Multi-Diagnostic Service. Eligible women must be at least 40 years old, have [...]

Eye in the sky
Eye in the sky
News Michael Pantelidis 4/05/2012 at 5:01PM

One Astoria legislator is keeping an eye on crime – literally. Following the violent mugging of a neighborhood deli owner in a local parking lot – which went undetected due to a broken Department of Transportation (DOT) surveillance camera – Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. has installed his own recording device overlooking the area, located at [...]

Tech thieves targeting iPhones on subway
Tech thieves targeting iPhones on subway
News Michael Pantelidis 3/01/2012 at 9:22AM

Residents of Astoria refuse to be frightened by fleeing thieves aiming to filch their phones. Police say nine iPhones have been stolen along the “N” and “R” train lines since late December, with the most recent incident occurring on February 8. Five of the thefts have occurred in Astoria – three at the 36th Avenue [...]