Leroy Comrie

Southeast Queens plagued by illegal vans
Southeast Queens plagued by illegal vans
News Queens Courier Staff 8/07/2012 at 11:22AM

BY PAUL BUFANO editorial@queenscourier.com Esther Robinson passed up several unlicensed vans while she waited at the corner of Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue in the blistering heat. Although she was anxious to get home, she would only ride in a licensed van. “There’s no doubt that some people would be afraid to ride in an [...]

Jamaica’s trashy situation
Jamaica’s trashy situation
News Liam La Guerre 7/31/2012 at 3:20PM

Not long after Joe Moretti moved into his Jamaica apartment nearly two years ago he realized there was a problem. The former Long Island City resident noticed his new neighborhood had a trash crisis, the result of illegal dumping in the LIRR tunnel on 170th Street as well as excessive littering in private lots, streets, [...]

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 [...]

Families devastated by cuts to Jamaica senior center
Families devastated by cuts to Jamaica senior center
News Melissa Chan 4/10/2012 at 11:43AM

Some seniors in southeast Queens may soon lose their “friends.” The Friendship Center — a program under the Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults (JSPOA) — relies heavily on funding from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to support its rehabilitative programs. However, due to fiscal constraints, the agency said it could no [...]

Councilmember Leroy Comrie is standing up for non-profits
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 11/30/2011 at 2:57PM

By Councilmember Leroy Comrie As many in Queens will tell you, there are many non-profit organizations throughout the borough that have helped thousands of people get back on their feet. Non-profit organizations have traditionally been exempt from paying property taxes on buildings they own and provide services in, like churches and non-profit affordable housing developers. [...]

Police arrest 15 year old for sex assaults
Police arrest 15 year old for sex assaults
News Michael Pantelidis 10/25/2011 at 3:25PM

Police believe they have seized the sexual deviant that has terrorized southeast Queens for the past month – and he is not even out of high school. The NYPD arrested a 15-year-old black male on October 23 who they consider to be responsible for the recent pattern of sexual attacks in the area. “We’re confident [...]