Mark Weprin

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/22/2013 at 8:02AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Overcast with rain showers. High of 61. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Friday night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 37. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Fall Festival: Free Film Screening and Community Health [...]

Weprin vies to become next Council speaker
Weprin vies to become next Council speaker
Politics Terence M. Cullen 11/20/2013 at 3:45PM

It’s off to the races for six legislators looking to become the next City Council speaker. Councilmembers Melissa Mark-Viverito, Inez Dickens, Dan Garodnick, James Vacca, Anabel Palma and Mark Weprin are vying to replace incumbent-Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is term-limited. Quinn was voted to lead the Council, the city’s de facto second most powerful [...]

Council vote OKs Bayside school on Keil Bros. site
Council vote OKs Bayside school on Keil Bros. site
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/18/2013 at 12:42PM

A controversial proposal to build a school in Bayside sailed through the City Council last week, despite the community’s overwhelming opposition. The city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) needed the Council’s final ruling in order to go through with plans to build a new elementary school at the site of the Keil Bros. Garden Center and [...]

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 [...]

Op-Ed: Community Safety Act: Setting the record straight
News Op-Ed 7/26/2013 at 12:57PM

COUNCILMEMBER MARK S. WEPRIN There has recently been a great deal of heated discussion about the two bills that comprise the Community Safety Act (Introductions 1079 and 1080), which the New York City Council passed in late June.  New Yorkers have been receiving some false information on these bills, so I think the time has [...]

Little Neck fifth grader becomes councilmember for a day
Little Neck fifth grader becomes councilmember for a day
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 6/02/2013 at 10:12AM

Her love for Queens landed her a seat in City Hall — and she’s only 11. Katiya Jones of Little Neck became councilmember for a day after beating about 500 youngsters in an annual essay contest hosted by Councilmember Mark Weprin. “Before I went, I thought it would be boring,” she said, “but I was [...]