Jimmy Van Bramer

Budget blues no more
Letters Letters 7/12/2012 at 12:28PM

In our current economic climate, members of the City Council must make difficult decisions as they develop and approve the city budget. This budget season, District 26 City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer has once again shown himself to be a tireless advocate for the needs of our community. Thanks to Van Bramer, Speaker Quinn and [...]

Despite 5 years of cuts, Queens Library retained all service hours and jobs
News Billy Rennison 7/11/2012 at 10:08AM

Despite five consecutive years of budget cuts that eliminated more than $16 million in operating expenses, the Queens Library will begin a new chapter — with all jobs and service hours retained. “Given the staggering cuts we were facing, to not have one library close, not one library reduce its hours, to keep libraries where [...]

20th Annual Queens Pride Parade held in Jackson Heights
20th Annual Queens Pride Parade held in Jackson Heights
News Alexa Altman 6/04/2012 at 4:34PM

Jackson Heights bursted with pride during the 20th annual Queens Pride Parade & Multicultural Festival, hosted by the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee. Allies and members of the gay community came out for the borough’s biggest pride event on Sunday, June 3. Openly gay Councilmembers Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer and City Council [...]

‘Doomsday budget’ may slash libraries
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 5/14/2012 at 10:56AM

A job opening in Manhattan required a resume to be submitted online, but the woman applying had no computer, no resume and no clue where to begin. Seeking help, she visited her local Queens Library branch, where a job search librarian helped her write the resume and submit it online. Joanne King, the library’s associate [...]

JetBlue sign will grace L.I.C. sky
Business Michael Pantelidis 5/03/2012 at 11:26AM

Following a year of cutting through red tape – and mulling a move to Florida – JetBlue has been given the green light to provide Long Island City with a “sign” that they are here to stay. The City Council voted unanimously on April 30 to approve a zoning amendment allowing companies to construct signs [...]

Queens councilmembers score high on environmental report cards
News Melissa Chan 4/12/2012 at 3:33PM

The scores are in — and Queens councilmembers have fared well above average in their most recent environmental report cards. According to the New York City League of Conservation Voters’ (NYLCV) annual “Environmental Scorecard,” a record number of 22 out of 50 councilmembers achieved perfect scores. Queens, the runner-up borough, trailed the Manhattan delegation — [...]

Super Bowl Bound: Giants Nip 49ers In OT To Set Up Title Rematch Vs. Patriots
Super Bowl Bound: Giants Nip 49ers In OT To Set Up Title Rematch Vs. Patriots
News Jay Lane 1/23/2012 at 9:25AM

Super Bowl Bound: Giants Nip 49ers In OT To Set Up Title Rematch Vs. Patriots For the second time in five seasons, Big Blue is going to the big game. The New York Giants recovered two mishandled San Francisco kick returns, the last one setting up the game-winning field goal in sudden-death overtime, as Big Blue [...]

Donations give Woodside families hope
Donations give Woodside families hope
News Michael Pantelidis 12/27/2011 at 1:19PM

Residents of Woodside united and delivered for their neighbors in need, who were devastated by a deadly fire that destroyed their homes. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer recently delivered a donation of over 3,000 items to victims of the fatal fire that claimed one life, injured five others and ravaged three homes on 61st Street in [...]

District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13
District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13
News Jay Lane 12/16/2011 at 8:55AM

District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13 Prosecutors say a New York City public school teacher is being charged with rape for a sexual relationship with a student that began when she was just 13. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says 44-year-old Charles Oross engaged in a sexual relationship with the teen [...]

Uniting to help Woodside fire victims
Uniting to help Woodside fire victims
News Michael Pantelidis 12/14/2011 at 2:23PM

The Woodside community has united to extinguish the needs of the 24 people whose lives were recently devastated by a fatal fire. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Pastor Daniel Gilland, representatives from the American Red Cross and members of the families displaced by the two-alarm blaze — which spawned in and destroyed the two-story house [...]