Post Tagged with: "Melinda Katz"

Sharon Lee was appointed as the deputy head of Queens. (Photo provided by the mayor's office)

Sharon Lee Becomes First Asian Deputy Borough President

East Asian, Government, Queens November 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Sharon Lee, once the senior advisor and press secretary for former City Comptroller John Liu, was named the deputy borough president of Queens, reports World Journal.

Queens Boro Prez for Mayor in 2021?

Queens Boro Prez for Mayor in 2021?

Politics, Queens January 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Queens County Politics reports that Borough President Melinda Katz is exploring a mayoral run.

Alex Chen at the podium at his graduation (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Student at Townsend Harris Awarded for Ousting Principal

East Asian, Education, Queens June 28, 2017 at 1:06 pm

World Journal reports on graduating senior Alex Chen, who helped lead protests against the interim acting principal at Townsend Harris High School in Queens that eventually resulted in her replacement.

Displaying copies of the new book about "satellite babies. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Satellite Babies Write Their Own Story

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Youth May 30, 2017 at 12:35 pm

A group of children have written stories of “satellite babies” in the Chinese community here, World Journal reports.

(Photo via Queens Tribune)

Queens Pols Worry Over School Incident

Education, Immigration, Queens May 16, 2017 at 4:25 pm

Queens politicians expressed concerns over keeping immigration officers out of the schools after an incident last week, reports Queens Tribune.

Public Advocate Letitia James said she could not support the plan because of the increased traffic it would cause on Vanderbilt and Washington avenues. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

Controversy Over New Bike Lanes

Brooklyn, Queens, Transportation May 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Community boards are weighing in against proposed bike lanes in Brooklyn and Queens, arguing that they take away parking spaces and are aimed at recent “settlers” in the neighborhood, Brooklyn Paper and Queens Chronicle report.

Curtis Sliwa (left) with Melinda Katz and Queens Rep. Joe Crowley, one of the Queens Democratic leaders criticized by Sliwa on April 21. (File photo via Queens Chronicle)

Sliwa to Run Against Katz for Queens Borough President

Politics, Queens April 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Curtis Sliwa tells Queens Chronicle he will “absolutely” run for Queens borough president in 2017, which pits him against incumbent Melinda Katz, his former partner.

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Long-Awaited Elmhurst Community Library Inaugurated

Queens December 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm

After three years and a $32 million investment, the new, state-of-the-art Elmhurst public library opened this week, Queens Latino reports.

Consul of Colombia in New York María Isabel Pérez (left). (Photo by Camille Padilla Dalmau via El Diario)

Colombians Celebrate Independence and Peace in Queens

Culture, Latino, Queens, South American July 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Native Colombians and those by heritage, along with other Latinos, came together to celebrate their culture, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Jamaica, Queens intersection (Photo via Queens Courier)

Revitalizing Downtown Jamaica, Queens

Business, Queens, Real Estate April 16, 2015 at 5:26 pm

City officials announced a new 21-step program to revitalize Jamaica, Queens, over the next few years, Queens-based publications report.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. (Photo via office of the Queens borough president)

Queens Borough President Honors Voices of NY

In the News, Media, Muslim, Queens July 7, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz honored Voices of NY for serving as a bridge between mainstream society, immigrant populations and communities of color.

Curtis Sliwa with fellow Guardian Angels Shaggy Wilfred (left) and Manuel Colon. (Photo by Adam Dickter via The Jewish Week)

Guardian Angels Fight ‘Knockout Punch’ Attacks in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Crime, Jewish December 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Brooklyn’s Jewish neighborhoods are being patrolled by volunteers of Guardian Angels following a string of “knockout punch” attacks, involving some 10 victims, reports The Jewish Week.