Helen Marshall

Ninth annual Queens Restaurant Week offers good food, great deals
Ninth annual Queens Restaurant Week offers good food, great deals
Central Billy Rennison 10/02/2012 at 6:23PM

Queens residents will be able to sample a slew of borough restaurants — and it won’t take a bite out of their budget. The ninth annual Queens Restaurant Week kicks off next week with many eateries offering prix-fixe menus at $25 for a three-course meal. The focus is on restaurants in the borough that are [...]

Op-Ed: An Ambitious Plan for Willets Point
Opinion Queens Courier Staff 9/24/2012 at 2:34PM

By Borough President Helen Marshall It’s time to move from discussion to development at Willets Point project. While Queens was strongly impacted by the global recession, it has been able to weather the downturn by capitalizing on its unique strengths — a multi-faceted economy of small to international businesses and a resilient workforce and a [...]

South Queens Boys & Girls Club pours foundation on state-of-the-art renovation
South Queens Boys & Girls Club pours foundation on state-of-the-art renovation
News Maggie Hayes 9/20/2012 at 12:46PM

After decades of building a solid foundation for the community, the South Queens Boys & Girls Club (SQBGC) is finally getting a new foundation of its own. The SQBGC was able to take down one existing wing of its building, which will be replaced by a 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art addition. In the new area, there will [...]

Chabad LIC to celebrate seven years of service
News Queens Courier Staff 9/02/2012 at 12:05PM

Get ready to dance the hora! On Wednesday, September 12, western Queens’ Jewish community center, Chabad LIC, will celebrate seven years of service during its 3rd Annual Benefit and Evening of Entertainment, held at the Water’s Edge restaurant in Long Island City. The event hopes to focus on impacting jobs throughout the city. Cocktails and [...]

More middle school seats coming to Jackson Heights
More middle school seats coming to Jackson Heights
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 8/13/2012 at 2:02PM

Students corralled in overcrowded classrooms may soon be able to stretch their legs while exercising their minds. Councilmember Daniel Dromm and Borough President Helen Marshall celebrated breaking ground on I.S. 297Q — a new middle school, expected to open in the fall of 2014 in Jackson Heights — at a ceremony on Tuesday, August 7. [...]

Katz creates campaign team for Queens borough president run
Katz creates campaign team for Queens borough president run
News Terence M. Cullen 8/07/2012 at 8:05AM

She’s already held two political seats in Queens, and now Melinda Katz is eyeing a third. Katz, who formerly served as assemblymember and councilmember, confirmed she would be running for borough president next year — throwing her hat into the ring with potentials like Councilmember Peter Vallone. Katz said she was organizing a campaign team, [...]

$850,000 to improve courts at Middle Village park
$850,000 to improve courts at Middle Village park
News Billy Rennison 7/26/2012 at 8:16AM

The bocce ball players that arrive at Juniper Valley Park rain or shine will no longer have to worry about the elements. The city’s Parks Department announced a request for proposal for improvements to the Middle Village park’s bocce courts, including a shade structure covering the space. Many of the area’s large Italian-American population descends [...]

Discounts will help you discover Queens’ ‘Real Culture/Authentic Flavor’
Discounts will help you discover Queens’ ‘Real Culture/Authentic Flavor’
News Philip Hertling 7/13/2012 at 8:49AM

Now you can experience the “Real Culture/Authentic Flavor” of Queens. Local officials, along with the Queens Tourism Council, launched the first ever “Real Culture/Authentic Flavor” summer promotion program, designed to highlight Queens activities and attractions for locals and tourists. “There’s a lot to do here in America’s most diverse county,” said Borough President Helen Marshall. [...]

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 [...]

Breakfast with the Borough President
Breakfast with the Borough President
News Steve Mosco 2/08/2012 at 1:05PM

Fresh off her State of the Borough address delivered at the end of January, Borough President Helen Marshall updated district managers and representatives from all of Queens’ community boards, members of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and various guests from around the borough at the annual Breakfast with the Borough President held at the LaGuardia [...]