Melinda Katz

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 [...]

Katz outlines plan to ‘Green Queens’ if elected borough president
Politics Melissa Chan 9/04/2013 at 11:02AM

One thousand new trees would grow in Queens and government rooftops would be painted an energy-saving white should Melinda Katz win her bid to lead the borough. The former legislator outlined her “Plan for a Green Queens” on Tuesday, September 3 with her newest supporter, the New York League of Conservation Voters. “With a total [...]

VIDEO: Vallone releases first campaign commercial in BP race
VIDEO: Vallone releases first campaign commercial in BP race
Politics Queens Courier Staff 8/28/2013 at 1:03PM

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., who is in a tight race with Melinda Katz for Queens borough president, has released his first campaign commercial. He is also the first borough president candidate to come out with a television ad. Peter F. Vallone Jr. for Queens Borough President from Roberts Horowitz Creative on Vimeo.   RECOMMENDED STORIES [...]

Candidates come out to Rockaway Beach
Candidates come out to Rockaway Beach
Politics Queens Courier Staff 8/05/2013 at 4:19PM

BENJAMIN FANG Political candidates recently spoke at the Friends of Rockaway Beach forum, where they affirmed their commitment to address the needs of the Rockaway community. Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner headlined the forum for the district he once represented in Congress. Democratic mayoral candidates Comptroller John Liu, former Councilmember Sal Albanese and Republicans John Catsimatidis [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/01/2013 at 7:35AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 81. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Thursday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 68. Winds from the South [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/09/2013 at 7:15AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 95. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of [...]