Author: Czarinna

Four CUNY colleges receive $5.5 million in funding from Queens borough president’s office

March 14, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The leaders of four City University of New York (CUNY) colleges in Queens were presented with a $5.5 million check for funding on Tuesday, March 14. The presentation was made by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, whose office allocated the funds to LaGuardia Community College, Queens College, Queensborough Community… Read more »

New Report Reveals That Queens Community Boards Are Becoming More Diverse

July 5, 2021 By Michael Dorgan A new report has revealed that Queens community boards are becoming more diverse. The report, released by the Queens Borough President’s office Thursday, shows an increase in the percentage of board members who identify as minorities, immigrants and LGBTQIA+. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards appointed 373 members across Queens’… Read more »

Voter Turnout Surged in AOC’s Queens and Dropped Where COVID Raged Worst

This article was originally published by The City on June 28 at 11:17 a.m. EST BY ANN CHOI AND JOSEFA VELASQUEZ The mayoral race helped spur the largest turnout for a citywide primary in years. Growing progressive pockets recorded high participation while voters in areas staggered by the pandemic struggled to get to the polls, THE CITY’s… Read more »

Meng Seeks Constitutional Amendment to Lower Voting Age to 16

Feb. 4, 2021 By Christian Murray Congresswoman Grace Meng has introduced legislation that aims to lower the voting age in the United States to 16 years old. The measure seeks to replace the 26th amendment and permit 16 and 17-year olds to vote. The amendment would require passage by two thirds of the House and… Read more »

Program Offering Free Rides for Seniors in Northeast and Central Queens to Continue

Jan. 26, 2021 By Christina Santucci Seniors who live in two large sections of Queens can call for a free ride to their doctor’s office–or for a coronavirus vaccine appointment – thanks to a fresh infusion of funding to an existing transportation service. The Free Senior Transportation Program, started by Council Member Paul Vallone in… Read more »

Bernie Sanders Pictured in Photos All Over Queens

Jan. 21, 2021 By Allie Griffin Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was seen all over Queens yesterday. A photo of the 79-year-old sitting in a folding chair at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden in D.C. on Wednesday quickly went viral. Social media users edited the image of Sanders in a winter coat and patterned mittens… Read more »

Voter Registration Surge Stands to Shape This Year’s NYC Primary Election

This article was originally published on Jan 20 at 6:36pm EST by THE CITY Ann Choi and Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY When Sheila Lewandowski moved to Long Island City in the late 1990s, she appreciated the “sense of space and light” in the western Queens neighborhood, once defined by factories, warehouses, and a mix of… Read more »

Man Killed by Fire in His Rosedale Home

Jan. 21, 2021 By Christian Murray A man is dead after a fire broke out inside his Rosedale home Wednesday night, authorities said. The FDNY received a call at around 11:50 p.m. about a blaze inside 257-54 147th Ave. Fire fighters brought the fire under control by 12:36 a.m. but found a 56-year-old man within… Read more »

Elizabeth Crowley Mulling Another Run For Queens Borough President

Jan. 20, 2021 By Christina Santucci Former Council Member Elizabeth Crowley said Tuesday that she is thinking about making another bid for Queens Borough President. “I feel like I have a lot to offer the borough in terms of what we have to do to get back on our feet,” she said. “I haven’t made… Read more »