Tony Avella

Tony Avella joins NY State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference
Tony Avella joins NY State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference
Northeast Melissa Chan 2/26/2014 at 1:29PM

State Senator Tony Avella is joining the New York State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), he announced Wednesday. He will be the fifth member of the breakaway faction of Senate Democrats — led by Jeffrey Klein of the Bronx — who share majority control of the chamber with Republicans.

Sen. Tony Avella, park advocates sue to stop Citi Field mega mall
Sen. Tony Avella, park advocates sue to stop Citi Field mega mall
Central Melissa Chan 2/11/2014 at 2:36PM

State Senator Tony Avella and a long list of Queens park advocates are suing the city to stop a mega mall from coming to Citi Field. The 1.4 million-square-foot shopping center is part of a major $3 billion project by Sterling Equities and Related Companies to redevelop Willets Point.

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 [...]

Star of Queens: Janet McEneaney, president of Queens Quiet Skies, Community Board 11 member
Star of Queens: Janet McEneaney, president of Queens Quiet Skies, Community Board 11 member
News Queens Courier Staff 8/19/2013 at 9:17AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janet McEneaney works as an attorney, arbitrator and mediator and is a professor on the adjunct faculty at New York University, where she teaches law and business subjects, in addition to her work with the community. After experiencing some neighborhood problems shortly after McEneaney arrived in Bayside, she began a civic association. In [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/15/2013 at 7:31AM

TODAY’S FORECAST   Thursday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 79. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 66. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Rooftop Films: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Rooftop Films presents a sneak [...]