Eric Ulrich

Democrat Lew Simon enters City Council District 32 race
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/22/2013 at 12:14PM

City Council District 32 has a new contender. Lew Simon, leader of the 23rd Assembly District, has officially declared his candidacy as a Democrat for the upcoming race, where he will vie with incumbent Republican Councilmember Eric Ulrich. Simon was backed by the Queens Democratic Party on Monday, May 20 after announcing his candidacy last [...]

New Ozone Park school begins construction
New Ozone Park school begins construction
Education & Kids Terence M. Cullen 5/14/2013 at 2:43PM

Soon, school bells will be ringing. Officials held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new elementary school in Ozone Park today. The facility will hold nearly 450 students and open next year. Councilmember Eric Ulrich, representatives for State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assembymember Mike Miller along with officials from the School Construction Authority led the ceremony [...]

Cops release third video of man sought in string of sexual assaults on kids
Cops release third video of man sought in string of sexual assaults on kids
Police Terence M. Cullen 5/07/2013 at 12:56PM

The hunt is still on for a suspect in South Ozone Park wanted for sexual assaults on young children as cops release a third video of the alleged perpetrator. Police say the perv sexually assaulted two seven-year-old girls in separate incidents on Wednesday. The suspect approached the first girl around 3 p.m., police said, and [...]

Race to replace embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran underway
Race to replace embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran underway
Politics Melissa Chan 4/25/2013 at 1:23PM

The first Republican candidate has thrown his hat in the ring to replace federally-indicted Councilmember Dan Halloran. Dennis Saffran, 57, said he is running in the 19th Council District to restore “the tradition of integrity and honesty in government.” The attorney from Douglaston ran for the seat in 2001 and narrowly lost to then-Councilmember Tony [...]

Op-Ed: Putting Woodhaven Boulevard on the fast track
News Op-Ed 3/29/2013 at 12:48PM

BY COUNCILMEMBER ERIC ULRICH For the past decade, Woodhaven Boulevard has been a traffic nightmare. The daily commute during the morning and evening rush hours is sluggish at best. Whether you’re in a car or on a bus, the slow and painful crawl up and down Woodhaven Boulevard is sure to make your daily commute [...]

Council districts to get vote on city-funded community projects
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/27/2013 at 4:36PM

A million dollar decision is in the hands of some Queens residents. Three City Council districts in the borough have a week, starting April 1, to vote on community projects they want the city to fund. Part of an initiative called “Participatory Budgeting,” residents are allowed to develop ideas and then choose five physical infrastructure [...]

Sandy’s heroes celebrate 85 years of service
Sandy’s heroes celebrate 85 years of service
South Terence M. Cullen 2/05/2013 at 11:47AM

While the night marked 85 years of serving its community, the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department dedicated its annual dinner/dance to all of those who pitched in during Sandy — particularly the men and women who were on duty that night. Volunteers, friends, family and local leaders celebrated another year of community service on [...]

What City Council members wish for their constituents in 2013
What City Council members wish for their constituents in 2013
Politics Queens Courier Staff 1/07/2013 at 12:18PM

The Queens Courier asked the City Council what they wish for their constituents in 2013. Here are some of the responses: Speaker Christine Quinn: To help New Yorkers still reeling from Sandy recover fully and quickly, & rebuild New York City to protect New Yorkers from the impact of climate change. Daniel Dromm: To see comprehensive immigration reform including the Uniting American Families Act (for families headed [...]

Ulrich announces concession morning after election
Ulrich announces concession morning after election
Central Terence M. Cullen 11/07/2012 at 2:13AM

It’s over: State Senator Joseph Addabbo has won his third term in Albany. Councilmember Eric Ulrich said on election night he would not concede to defeat just yet, despite a victory announcement from the incumbent Addabbo. The next morning, however, Ulrich announced via Twitter that he had called Addabbo and congratulated him on the victory. With [...]

Addabbo, Ulrich suspend campaigns as they aid in Sandy recovery
Addabbo, Ulrich suspend campaigns as they aid in Sandy recovery
Central Terence M. Cullen 11/02/2012 at 4:01PM

In a week expected to be packed with last-minute campaigning, the candidates for the Senate District 15 have put it to the wayside as their respective districts still recover from damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. Incumbent State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Councilmember Eric Ulrich, locked in one of the tightest races in the borough, have [...]