Sierra Berkel is the captain of the Townsend Harris girls basketball team, and leading her squad to a third consecutive undefeated regular season.
Queens Borough President
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was officially sworn into office Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Helen Marshall’s 12 years as borough president were topped off on Friday when the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens dedicated a new learning center in her honor.
Alexandra Rosa, the right-hand woman to the last two Queens borough presidents, is retiring after 30 years in Borough Hall.
Borough President Helen Marshall has always seen herself as a public servant. Her chief of staff, Alexandra Rosa, said her boss has worked for every person she represents. “She never forgets where she came from and the fact that it’s about people,” Rosa said. “Always about people.” Marshall, the first African-American Queens Borough President, will [...]
BY CLAIRE SHULMAN Why the borough president, I am asked. The 1989 Charter has the council voting on both land use and budgets, so what do you do to warrant the existence of the office? I will tell you. I can best describe it by telling you what we did before and after the 1989 [...]
A television segment made famous by late mayor Ed Koch, NY1’s “Wise Guys” is going to get a new featured politician, former Borough President Claire Shulman. Airing Tuesdays at 7 and 10 p.m. “Wise Guys” appears on the cable channel’s hour-long political news and opinion program “Road To City Hall,” hosted by Errol Louis. Schulman, [...]
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 [...]