Councilman Mark Weprin announced the results of the 2014 Participatory Budgeting voting in his district.
Residents of three Queens City Council districts will soon have a chance to decide what projects they want funded in their communities.
Local leaders are hailing the city’s decision to allow all District 26 elementary school students enrolled in Gifted & Talented programs to be grandfathered into middle school programs.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A $17 million facelift will soon bring chic changes to a Glen Oaks library, officials said. A sweeping interior staircase, a sky-lit reading lounge and a partially transparent exterior are some of the modern designs being built at the 255-01 Union Turnpike site of the Glen Oaks branch of the Queens Library. “We’re very excited [...]