Leroy Comrie

South-eastern Queens to get more sewers to alleviate flooding
South-eastern Queens to get more sewers to alleviate flooding
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/09/2013 at 1:45PM

South-eastern Queens neighborhoods, which have long suffered from perpetual flooding, may see some immediate relief after the city announced it would work quickly to create new storm sewers and upgrade catch basements. A multi-year, $6 billion sewer-upgrade plan to manage the area’s flooding was announced earlier this year, but the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) [...]

Katz names Leroy Comrie as deputy borough president
Katz names Leroy Comrie as deputy borough president
Politics Melissa Chan 12/03/2013 at 12:02PM

Borough President-elect Melinda Katz has tapped a former primary election foe to be her right-hand man. Katz named outgoing Councilmember Leroy Comrie as deputy borough president and Jay Bond, a former longtime aide, as chief of staff on December 3. “From the beginning, this campaign was about empowering working families and making life better for [...]

Daneek Miller wins by a landslide, will replace Leroy Comrie
Daneek Miller wins by a landslide, will replace Leroy Comrie
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/06/2013 at 1:31AM

After coming out on top of a crowded primary race, Daneek Miller easily slid past the general election and right into the District 27 council seat. “We have a lot of uphill battles,” Miller said. “When you see how working families have been treated over the last decade, it’s imperative that we have a voice [...]

Daneek Miller declares victory in crowded Council District 27 primary
Daneek Miller declares victory in crowded Council District 27 primary
Politics Maggie Hayes 9/11/2013 at 1:42AM

Daneek Miller, union president and community advocate, declared victory as the newly elected city councilmember for the 27th District. The race, however, has yet to be officially decided. Attorney Clyde Vanel trails by nearly 400 votes with 98 percent of the precincts reporting, according to unofficial results, and he said it would “be crazy to [...]

Councilmember Ruben Wills re-elected to City Council
Politics Maggie Hayes 9/11/2013 at 1:13AM

Incumbent Councilmember Ruben Wills will continue on through another term in the 28th City Council District. Wills beat out attorney Hettie Powell, Reverend David Kayode and Eugene Walter Evans for the seat with almost 50 percent of all votes. After being elected to the City Council in a 2010 special election, Wills has been hard [...]

Bill would disperse homeless shelters evenly throughout each borough
News Maggie Hayes 8/02/2013 at 9:40AM

Queens shelters may soon be finding new homes. Councilmembers Ruben Wills and Leroy Comrie started work in 2011 on a bill that would disperse homeless shelters evenly throughout each borough. Wills said research revealed that Community Board (CB) 12 contains 10 of the 18 shelters in all of Queens. CB 12 includes Jamaica, Hollis, St. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 6/05/2013 at 7:03AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 73. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 59. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Long Island City to Old Astoria Guided [...]

Flushing widow pushes for hit-and-run bill
Flushing widow pushes for hit-and-run bill
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/03/2013 at 2:26PM

The widow of a Flushing man killed last year in a tragic hit-and-run held back tears while she pushed for a bill to protect pedestrians. “I’m very heartbroken, very angry,” said Taysha Dominguez. “There are no words to describe the pain and the suffering that my family is currently going through at this moment.” Her [...]