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Melissa Mark-Viverito elected as next City Council Speaker
Melissa Mark-Viverito elected as next City Council Speaker
Central Maggie Hayes 1/08/2014 at 2:18PM

Melissa Mark-Viverito was unanimously elected as the next City Council Speaker Wednesday by the 51-member body, becoming the second most powerful politician in the city and the first Latin-American to take the spot. “We will work together, because that is what New Yorkers expect and that is what New Yorkers deserve,” she said. “We unite [...]

Melissa Mark-Viverito says she has support to become next City Council speaker
Melissa Mark-Viverito says she has support to become next City Council speaker
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2013 at 7:43AM

Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito is claiming she will have enough votes in the City Council to become its next speaker. In a statement issued Wednesday night, Mark-Viverito, who represents District 8, said she has the backing of 30 councilmembers and councilmembers-elect, including Queens members Daniel Dromm, Julissa Ferreras, Daneek Miller, Donovan Richards, Eric Ulrich and Jimmy [...]

Op-ed: The spirit of giving
News Op-Ed 12/08/2013 at 2:37PM

COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS Every year, the holiday day season gives us an extra special opportunity to reflect upon our blessings and take time to give back to those we love. With Chanukah just ending and Christmas and Kwanzaa fast approaching, it’s clear that the spirit of giving is already in the air – almost everywhere [...]

More than 30 business owners take payout to leave Willets Point
More than 30 business owners take payout to leave Willets Point
Top Stories Melissa Chan 12/05/2013 at 10:19AM

“We’ve moved” signs are popping up in Willets Point, as 22 business owners took a payout to relocate by the end of last month, city officials said. The city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in August offered a pooled $3.5 million to auto shop owners in the Phase 1 area of the Willets Point development site [...]

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 [...]

City Council incumbents Weprin, Crowley miss DC 37 union endorsement
City Council incumbents Weprin, Crowley miss DC 37 union endorsement
Politics Melissa Chan 10/31/2013 at 10:20AM

Two City Council incumbents from Queens were not endorsed by the city’s largest public employee union because they did not apply for the nod, the union said. DC 37 released its endorsements for the November general election last Wednesday, which included multiple sitting councilmembers in the borough and candidates who won primaries in September. Left [...]