Councilmember Peter Vallone

VIDEO: Vallone releases first campaign commercial in BP race
VIDEO: Vallone releases first campaign commercial in BP race
Politics Queens Courier Staff 8/28/2013 at 1:03PM

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., who is in a tight race with Melinda Katz for Queens borough president, has released his first campaign commercial. He is also the first borough president candidate to come out with a television ad. Peter F. Vallone Jr. for Queens Borough President from Roberts Horowitz Creative on Vimeo.   RECOMMENDED STORIES [...]

Civic Virtue statue leaves Queens
Civic Virtue statue leaves Queens
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 12/17/2012 at 11:43AM

The controversial statue, officially called “Triumph of Civic Virtue,” which stirred debate for the last few years, was hoisted from its pedestal on Queens Boulevard just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 as bystanders looked on — many of whom were saddened by the action. It has been moved to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn [...]

After Queens library assault, call for stricter laws
After Queens library assault, call for stricter laws
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 10/17/2012 at 3:13PM

BY TERENCE M. CULLEN AND MAGGIE HAYES Police are looking for a suspect who reportedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl at the Pomonok branch of the Queens Library in the middle of the day. “There are a lot of little children that are in [the library] by themselves,” said a 14-year-old who lives nearby. “You have [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/14/2012 at 7:26AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 86. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.Tuesday Night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 73. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. [...]

Ban sex offenders from library children’s rooms say pols
Ban sex offenders from library children’s rooms say pols
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/11/2012 at 4:52PM

After a man sexually abused two children at the 41-17 Main Street branch of the Queens Public Library last month, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Councilmember Peter Vallone want to ban convicted sex offenders from entering children’s reading rooms. Joel Grubert, who on July 7 was arrested for sexually abusing a [...]

Queens politicians eyeing run for borough president
Queens politicians eyeing run for borough president
News Terence M. Cullen 7/04/2012 at 12:16PM

Although Helen Marshall still has one year left on her third term as borough president, several big names are rumored to be eyeing a run for the job. Councilmember Peter Vallone said that although he hasn’t made an official announcement yet, he’s seriously considering running for the borough presidency. Vallone, who currently represents Astoria, said [...]

Neighborhood watch program returns to Astoria after 25 years
News Alexa Altman 6/04/2012 at 8:39AM

All eyes are on Astoria, where, after 25 years without a neighborhood watch program, residents will be getting an extra line of defense. Initiated by Councilmember Peter Vallone, the Astoria neighborhood watch program, expected to kick off at the end of this summer, will enlist 24 recruits, trained by officials from the New York Police [...]

Pol: Change traffic response policy
News Melissa Chan 2/22/2012 at 12:34PM

Local politicians rallied to rule reckless riders off the road, saying bad drivers belong behind bars, not the wheel. According to NYPD policy, an Accident Investigation Squad (AIS) is only deployed to crash scenes in which a victim has been declared dead or “likely to die” by a medical professional. For all other cases, patrol [...]

Homeless shelter halted
News Alexa Altman 2/22/2012 at 10:42AM

Community concern about a possible homeless shelter was met with understanding when the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) stated that it has no plans to convert an Astoria motel into a full-time facility. A recent endeavor, led by Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, hoped to halt a non-profit [...]

Astoria against homeless shelter
News Alexa Altman 2/14/2012 at 10:20AM

The Astoria community is hostile towards a potential hostel that would house the local homeless. Officials and residents banded together against a proposal to turn the Westway Motel – a current impermanent haven for homeless families — into a full-time shelter. In January of 2012, Community Board 1 received notification that a non-profit organization, Housing [...]