Peter Vallone

Rockaway residents fear losing community’s last hospital
Rockaway residents fear losing community’s last hospital
South Maggie Hayes 8/20/2013 at 4:23PM

The Peninsula’s lone hospital is in critical condition. Rockaway residents fear financial problems at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital will close the last safety net hospital in their community. “Queens is a healthy borough, but we can’t continue to grow if we continue to lose hospitals,” said Peter Vallone, Jr., city councilmember and borough president candidate. [...]

Katz campaign raises over $280,000 in quest for Borough Presidency
Katz campaign raises over $280,000 in quest for Borough Presidency
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/15/2013 at 3:55PM

Melinda Katz is taking a lead in campaign finances for the borough presidency as her campaign announced the former politician has raised more than $280,000 in the last four months. “I am so appreciative to our hundreds of donors and their support for my candidacy,” Katz said in a statement. “Our fundraising success is a [...]

Controversial Astoria power plant to be dismantled
Controversial Astoria power plant to be dismantled
News Alexa Altman 12/27/2012 at 1:11PM

After powering down several years ago, a controversial power plant is finally going to be dismantled. Years of litigation, led by Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., ended with the shuttering of operations at the old branch of the Charles Poletti Power Plant on 20th Avenue in Astoria in 2010. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced [...]

Vallone officially announces borough president bid
Vallone officially announces borough president bid
News Alexa Altman 12/11/2012 at 7:25PM

Councilmember Peter Vallone’s holiday surprise wasn’t all that surprising. Vallone announced his bid for Queens borough president at his father’s annual holiday party on Tuesday, December 11, surrounded by friends and family. Throughout the year, rumors have swirled about the Astoria councilmember’s potential run for Borough President Helen Marshall’s soon-to-be-empty seat. However, Vallone never officially [...]

Electeds rally against relocation of Triumph of Civic Virtue to Brooklyn
Electeds rally against relocation of Triumph of Civic Virtue to Brooklyn
News Queens Courier Staff 12/11/2012 at 2:26PM

BY CHRISTOPHER BARCA The city may have won the battle regarding the relocation of the Triumph of Civic Virtue statue to a Brooklyn cemetery, but those opposed to the plan say the fight is not over. “They’re taking one of the last pieces of fine art in Queens from us,” said Councilmember Peter Vallone. “They [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Top Stories Billy Rennison 11/29/2012 at 8:15AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. West wind 9 to 13 mph. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. West wind 7 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Borough’s Largest Holiday Tree Lighting Borough’s Largest Holiday Tree Lighting at Resorts World at 5 pm. A special Christmas choir and Santa Claus [...]

Avella announces borough president run
Avella announces borough president run
News Melissa Chan 11/28/2012 at 8:47AM

A northeast Queens legislator has joined the large circle of Democrats vying for next year’s borough presidency. State Senator Tony Avella, 61, announced he will run to replace outgoing Borough President Helen Marshall. “I think Queens needs a voice, and I don’t think we’ve had that,” said Avella, who won re-election to his Senate seat [...]

Vallone ready to run next year
Vallone ready to run next year
Central Billy Rennison 11/16/2012 at 9:26AM

Councilmember Peter Vallone’s name will appear on a ballot next year, that much is sure. “I cannot imagine not running,” the soon-to-be-term-limited councilmember said during a recent sit down at The Queens Courier’s offices with reporters and editors. Which race Vallone will jump into remains unclear. Most speculation surrounding the Astoria politician regards his expected [...]

Melinda Katz kicks off campaign for borough president
Melinda Katz kicks off campaign for borough president
Central Terence M. Cullen 10/11/2012 at 3:12PM

Noting that it was crucial to determine what the common needs of a diverse borough like Queens were, Melinda Katz, former member of the City Council and Assembly, embarked Wednesday, October 10 on a year-long run for the borough president’s office — after incumbent Helen Marshall steps down at the end of 2013 due to term [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/04/2012 at 7:02AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Thursday: Areas of drizzle before 10 a.m., then a chance of showers between 10 a.m. and noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Areas of fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 81. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is [...]