Melinda Katz

NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’
NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/13/2013 at 5:14PM

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli gathered with local elected officials and community leaders on Friday, December 13 at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City to release an economic snapshot of Queens, revealing how the borough has made an economic comeback over the past two years since the Great Recession.

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 [...]

Bill would limit when registered lobbyists could run for office
Politics Melissa Chan 11/14/2013 at 1:28PM

State Senator Tony Avella, taking a shot at two newly elected officials, introduced a bill that would limit when registered lobbyists could run for office. Legislation the lawmaker announced last week would prohibit former registered lobbyists from running for city or state office for two years from the time they leave their firms. Elected lobbyists [...]

Melinda Katz wins election to become next Queens borough president
Melinda Katz wins election to become next Queens borough president
Politics Melissa Chan 11/06/2013 at 12:47AM

Former legislator Melinda Katz will be the next Queens borough president. “We sent a message from the moment I announced my candidacy that we are a borough of diversity, and that is an asset,” Katz said. “It is not a flaw in the borough of Queens and the City of New York.” The Democrat 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 [...]

Republican BP candidate Arcabascio outlines plans if elected
Republican BP candidate Arcabascio outlines plans if elected
Politics Maggie Hayes 10/30/2013 at 1:58PM

Aurelio “Tony” Arcabascio, Republican candidate for Borough President, said he has been painted as a Republican “one percenter” throughout his campaign. “I drive a Honda, my parents are immigrants. Who is this one percent you’re talking about,” he asked. Arcabascio, a project manager for North Shore-LIJ Health System, will face off against Melinda Katz on [...]

Parents, pols fight Queens co-locations
Parents, pols fight Queens co-locations
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 10/14/2013 at 4:39PM

Parents and pols aren’t ready for their schools to squeeze into one building. Twenty-three co-locations have been proposed within the next four years for schools in Queens, 10 of those in the southeast community. The Department of Education (DOE) is proposing Q297 join J.H.S 226; and P.S. 233, New Transfer High School join August Martin [...]