Peter Vallone

Katz creates campaign team for Queens borough president run
Katz creates campaign team for Queens borough president run
News Terence M. Cullen 8/07/2012 at 8:05AM

She’s already held two political seats in Queens, and now Melinda Katz is eyeing a third. Katz, who formerly served as assemblymember and councilmember, confirmed she would be running for borough president next year — throwing her hat into the ring with potentials like Councilmember Peter Vallone. Katz said she was organizing a campaign team, [...]

Vallone brothers rescue kids from drowning
Vallone brothers rescue kids from drowning
News Alexa Altman 7/26/2012 at 11:59AM

A relaxing afternoon at the beach became a dangerously close save when Councilmember Peter Vallone and his younger brothers, Paul and Perry Vallone, rescued two young girls from drowning at a New Jersey beach. The brothers, who spent their adolescent summers lifeguarding on the same Long Branch coastline, were enjoying the sand and sun on [...]

Controversial statue may move to Brooklyn
Controversial statue may move to Brooklyn
News Liam La Guerre 7/24/2012 at 2:04PM

A city agency is sneakily planning to restore and move a controversial Queens statue, which has been bashed as sexist by politicians, to what could be its final resting place — a Brooklyn cemetery. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) plans to bury the near century-old Triumph of Civic Virtue statue, which sits near [...]

Vallone: Don’t name landmarks for the living
News Billy Rennison 7/22/2012 at 8:44AM

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. wants to give the death knell to renaming landmarks after individuals that are still alive. The Astoria councilmember made waves recently when he announced he would draft legislation banning the renaming of city property after living persons. That honor, Vallone said, should be reserved for people who have perished and not [...]

Wave of crimes hit Queens with heat wave
Police Terence M. Cullen 7/10/2012 at 12:33PM

In a week filled with shootings throughout the city, Queens did not remain bulletproof. Between July 4 and July 7, the borough had four deaths, one man critically wounded and an MTA cop suffering a sight-threatening injury. Councilmember Peter Vallone, who chairs the Public Safety Committee, said this spike in citywide crime comes from several factors. [...]

Queens politicians eyeing run for borough president
Queens politicians eyeing run for borough president
News Terence M. Cullen 7/04/2012 at 12:16PM

Although Helen Marshall still has one year left on her third term as borough president, several big names are rumored to be eyeing a run for the job. Councilmember Peter Vallone said that although he hasn’t made an official announcement yet, he’s seriously considering running for the borough presidency. Vallone, who currently represents Astoria, said [...]

Queens councilmembers score high on environmental report cards
News Melissa Chan 4/12/2012 at 3:33PM

The scores are in — and Queens councilmembers have fared well above average in their most recent environmental report cards. According to the New York City League of Conservation Voters’ (NYLCV) annual “Environmental Scorecard,” a record number of 22 out of 50 councilmembers achieved perfect scores. Queens, the runner-up borough, trailed the Manhattan delegation — [...]