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Candidates focus on development at Borough President forum
Candidates focus on development at Borough President forum
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/12/2013 at 3:27PM

Questions regarding development at Willets Point, directed mainly at three of the six candidates, became a significant part of a recent forum for borough president. Councilmembers Peter Vallone Jr. and Leroy Comrie, State Senators Jose Peralta and Tony Avella, former Councilmember and Assemblymember Melinda Katz and former Deputy BP Barry Grodenchik took the stage at [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 3/20/2013 at 8:36AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear. High of 41. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of snow after midnight. Low of 32. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Venus & Mona at the Chain Theatre [...]

Votes split on USTA expansion
Votes split on USTA expansion
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 3/19/2013 at 1:35PM

The votes are in on the much-debated expansions to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and the results are mixed. Half of the six voting Community Boards are in favor of the US Tennis Association (USTA) moving 0.68 acres out of its current property — so long as the organization [...]

Queens Library recognized as literary landmark
Queens Library recognized as literary landmark
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 1/25/2013 at 9:26AM

The Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center of the Queens Library will be nationally recognized on Saturday, February 9 as a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries, as the first public institution named for the famed poet/author of the Harlem Renaissance. In her letter to Queens Library C.O.O Tom Galante, United for Libraries Executive [...]

Marshall gives final State of the Borough address
Marshall gives final State of the Borough address
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/22/2013 at 1:48PM

In the final State of the Borough address of her administration, Borough President Helen Marshall focused on the continued recovery of south Queens nearly three months after Sandy — honoring one first responder in particular for his valiant efforts during the storm. “Let’s reflect together now,” she said on Tuesday, January 22, “on the devastation [...]

Katz campaign raises over $280,000 in quest for Borough Presidency
Katz campaign raises over $280,000 in quest for Borough Presidency
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/15/2013 at 3:55PM

Melinda Katz is taking a lead in campaign finances for the borough presidency as her campaign announced the former politician has raised more than $280,000 in the last four months. “I am so appreciative to our hundreds of donors and their support for my candidacy,” Katz said in a statement. “Our fundraising success is a [...]

Vallone officially announces borough president bid
Vallone officially announces borough president bid
News Alexa Altman 12/11/2012 at 7:25PM

Councilmember Peter Vallone’s holiday surprise wasn’t all that surprising. Vallone announced his bid for Queens borough president at his father’s annual holiday party on Tuesday, December 11, surrounded by friends and family. Throughout the year, rumors have swirled about the Astoria councilmember’s potential run for Borough President Helen Marshall’s soon-to-be-empty seat. However, Vallone never officially [...]

Electeds rally against relocation of Triumph of Civic Virtue to Brooklyn
Electeds rally against relocation of Triumph of Civic Virtue to Brooklyn
News Queens Courier Staff 12/11/2012 at 2:26PM

BY CHRISTOPHER BARCA The city may have won the battle regarding the relocation of the Triumph of Civic Virtue statue to a Brooklyn cemetery, but those opposed to the plan say the fight is not over. “They’re taking one of the last pieces of fine art in Queens from us,” said Councilmember Peter Vallone. “They [...]

Peralta launches borough president campaign
Peralta launches borough president campaign
Central Terence M. Cullen 10/24/2012 at 3:43PM

What State Senator Jose Peralta says he brings to the borough president race is almost a decade of experience in politics and representing the strong diversity in the borough. “I have the track record, the proven track record over the last 10 years that I can point to and say, ‘these are my accomplishments, these [...]

Hunters Point library site dedicated
Hunters Point library site dedicated
News Alexa Altman 10/05/2012 at 3:13PM

Hunters Point bookworms can soon curl up with a good read just inches from home. Queens Library announced plans to construct a new branch at the corner of Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue in Hunters Point. The 21,500-square-foot facility, built on the banks of the East River, will feature a cyber-center, roof terrace and communal [...]