East Elmhurst residents blasted city officials Wednesday for placing a homeless shelter on Astoria Boulevard without community consultation, calling the move a “covert operation reeking of disrespect.”
Peter Vallone Jr.
Officials announced Tuesday, July 8, the City Council Merit Based Scholarship, once named after former Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., was restored after it was voted into the budget of the City Council for $11.1 million.
Former Queens Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. is joining the Cuomo administration.
Councilmember Paul Vallone was sworn into office by his father during a local inauguration ceremony Saturday.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Richard Khuzami has served on Community Board 1 for the past 11 years. He is currently Chair of the Parks and Culture Committee. He is also a member of Borough President Helen Marshall’s Queens General Assembly, and has served as a panelist for the awarding of grants for the Queens Council on the [...]
The City Council unanimously passed an amendment Thursday that would require the NYPD to submit to the Council crime reports for all city parks and playgrounds larger than one acre. Currently, crimes are only reported in the city’s 31 largest green spaces. The NYPD would also be required to post this data on the department’s [...]
Councilmember-elect Paul Vallone has picked the team he’ll take to City Hall in January, The Courier has learned. The seven-member staff consists mostly of longtime supporters and includes two former employees of Queens elected officials and the aunt of a local assemblymember. “These are people who believed in me five years ago, when I first [...]
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 [...]
A little-known citywide trash initiative could clean up Queens streets if more of the borough knew about it, a local lawmaker said. The city’s volunteer “Adopt-A-Basket” program gives free garbage cans and bags to residents and store owners who agree to monitor the outdoor receptacles and change liners when the basket is three-quarters full. The [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 95. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Monday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 79. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Jamaica [...]