Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was officially sworn into office Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Helen Marshall’s 12 years as borough president were topped off on Friday when the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens dedicated a new learning center in her honor.
Alexandra Rosa, the right-hand woman to the last two Queens borough presidents, is retiring after 30 years in Borough Hall.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]