Helen Marshall

Star of Queens: Richard Khuzami, Community Board 1, chair, Parks and Culture Committee
Star of Queens: Richard Khuzami, Community Board 1, chair, Parks and Culture Committee
News Angy Altamirano 12/23/2013 at 9:36AM

COMMUNITY  SERVICE:  Richard Khuzami has served on Community Board 1 for the past 11 years. He is currently Chair of the Parks and Culture Committee. He is also a member of Borough President Helen Marshall’s Queens General Assembly, and  has  served as a panelist for the awarding of grants for the Queens Council on the [...]

Borough Board approves $1 sale of Willets Point
News Angy Altamirano 11/27/2013 at 2:15PM

The project to build a shopping center next to Citi Field is on the move. The Queens Borough Board voted on November 18 to allow the city’s Economic Development Council to sell the 23 acres of land for $1 to the Queens Development Group. The land is needed for the Willets Point project and would [...]

Community board OKs rezone for part of Union Turnpike
Community board OKs rezone for part of Union Turnpike
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/21/2013 at 9:49AM

A split community board narrowly approved a proposal last week to rezone a portion of Union Turnpike. The controversial rezoning plan would allow developer Sam Zirkiev build a four-story residential and retail structure at 158-15 Union Turnpike. It barely cleared Community Board 8 last Wednesday, with a nail-biting 17-14 vote. “It was definitely nerve-wracking,” Zirkiev [...]

Helen Marshall: Looking back on three terms as borough president
Helen Marshall: Looking back on three terms as borough president
Politics Terence M. Cullen 7/08/2013 at 10:39AM

Borough President Helen Marshall has always seen herself as a public servant. Her chief of staff, Alexandra Rosa, said her boss has worked for every person she represents. “She never forgets where she came from and the fact that it’s about people,” Rosa said. “Always about people.” Marshall, the first African-American Queens Borough President, will [...]

Queens gun buyback nets nearly 30 weapons
Queens gun buyback nets nearly 30 weapons
Police Maggie Hayes 7/01/2013 at 1:44PM

D’aja Robinson’s life was taken at the age of 14 by a stray bullet. Her Jamaica community responded by hosting a gun buyback event in an effort to get weapons off the street. On Saturday, the NYPD, district attorney and borough president put on the event at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church. Residents who came [...]

Rally to save after-school programs for more than 47,000 kids
Rally to save after-school programs for more than 47,000 kids
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 5/02/2013 at 12:02PM

Come summer, 2,400 children in the borough will lose access to their mainstays outside of school. Officials have told the Queens Community House at J.H.S. 190 and the Samuel Field Y at M.S. 158 that due to budget cuts, they must close their doors on July 1. “The constant attacks on day care and after-school [...]

Library expansion breaks ground in memory of Queens activist
Library expansion breaks ground in memory of Queens activist
News Melissa Chan 4/25/2013 at 9:29AM

Their eyes looking to the skies in memory of a lost beloved leader, elected officials drove their golden shovels into the dirt to break ground on a long-anticipated library expansion project. “It feels so good to be standing here today, knowing that construction is beginning,” said Queens Library President Thomas Galante at the Friday, April [...]