Paul Vallone

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 [...]

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 [...]

Paul Vallone wins race for Halloran’s seat, continues Vallone legacy
Paul Vallone wins race for Halloran’s seat, continues Vallone legacy
Politics Melissa Chan 11/06/2013 at 12:15AM

The 40-year Vallone legacy will live on in City Hall. Paul Vallone, 46, will carry his family’s name in the City Council for the next four years after winning election Tuesday to lead District 19 in northeast Queens. Vallone beat Republican Dennis Saffran with 57.2 percent of the vote, as of midnight with all precincts reporting, [...]

Cuomo, Gillibrand back Paul Vallone in District 19 race
Cuomo, Gillibrand back Paul Vallone in District 19 race
Politics Queens Courier Staff 10/30/2013 at 10:54AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand endorsed Democratic City Council candidate Paul Vallone for District 19 Wednesday. Cuomo said Vallone could carry the legacy of his family. “I have known the Vallone family for decades and admire their contributions of public service to the City of New York,” the governor said in a [...]

Political Roundup: Schumer backs Vallone
Political Roundup: Schumer backs Vallone
Politics Queens Courier Staff 10/07/2013 at 3:38PM

Senator Schumer endorses Paul Vallone  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer endorsed City Council candidate Paul Vallone for the District 19 seat on Monday. “I have known the Vallone family for decades and their respected name and commitment to public service have made the people of Queens proud to call them their own,” Schumer said. Vallone was recently [...]

Hundreds show up to sign petition opposing Whitestone school site
Hundreds show up to sign petition opposing Whitestone school site
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 10/06/2013 at 12:18PM

CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Hundreds came out to Whitestone Saturday afternoon to sign a petition asking the city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) to propose alternate sites for a high school. Residents, after hearing rumors of a school coming to an abandoned six-acre along 150th Street and 5th Avenue, said they were upset they weren’t [...]

Whitestone school rumors met with rally
Whitestone school rumors met with rally
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 10/03/2013 at 11:45AM

Whitestone residents are upset they weren’t involved in the decision process after hearing rumors of a school coming to an abandoned six-acre lot in the heart of their community. After residents had seen city employees and School Construction Authority (SCA) surveyors measuring a vacant lot located along 150th Street and 5th Avenue, they began to [...]

Paul Vallone wins District 19 primary in final vote count, Shafran concedes
Paul Vallone wins District 19 primary in final vote count, Shafran concedes
Politics Melissa Chan 9/17/2013 at 6:05PM

Paul Vallone can pop the champagne bottle — again. Final vote counts officially sealed the win for the Flushing attorney in a hard-fought and close Democratic primary race for City Council. “I couldn’t be any more excited,” said Vallone, 46. “It was a delayed week, but it was very exciting.” Vallone declared his victory on [...]

Primary guide: City Council District 19
Primary guide: City Council District 19
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/04/2013 at 2:48PM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the candidates in City Council District 19 (College Point, Auburndale-Flushing, Bayside, Whitestone, Bay Terrace, Douglaston and Little Neck), who [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/03/2013 at 7:11AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with thunderstorms, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 82. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 66. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Open-Mic Storytelling Show at The Creek & the [...]