Post Tagged with: "Queens borough president"

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.

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.

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.

State Sen. José Peralta said that he is not under investigation and that there was nothing inappropriate in his conversations with Shirley Huntley. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario-La Prensa)

I’m Not Under Investigation, Says Queens Boro Prez Hopeful

Elections 2013, Government, In the News, Politics, Queens May 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm

State Sen. and Queens borough president hopeful José Peralta emphatically told El Diario-La Prensa that he is not under investigation. The clarification comes after his name was included in a list of officials who were secretly recorded as part of a corruption investigation.

Residents of Jackson Heights, the neighborhood with one of the largest numbers of Latinos, complained about gangs of criminals who rob their personal belongings, as well as the increase of prostitution along Roosevelt Avenue. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Cell Phone Theft a Top Concern for Queens Latinos

Crime, In the News, Latino, Politics, Queens, Transportation April 30, 2013 at 3:46 pm

In anticipation of this year’s race for Queens Borough President, El Diario-La Prensa conducted a random survey of 22 residents asking about the issues that concern them the most.

From left: Peter Vallone Jr., Jose Peralta, Grace Meng, Leroy Comrie Jr.

Ethnically diverse race for Queens Boro President

Featured Posts, Politics, Queens January 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

The list of candidates to replace Queens borough president Helen Marshall in 2013 is growing. Add assembly member Grace Meng to the list of possible candidates, which until now has been comprised of city council members Peter Vallone Jr. and Leroy Comrie, and state senator José Peralta. With Meng entering the competition, an Asian female would be added to the race, where she would run against a Latino (Peralta) and an African-American (Comrie).