Council District 30: A bevy of western Queens elected officials called on the city not to close Astoria’s Engine 262 Ladder or other Queens firehouses amid Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s budgetary proposal to eliminate four sites in the borough. Comments (4).
Council District 32: It was all about the honorees, great food and good music at last week’s Greater Woodhaven Development Corp.’s 31st-annual dinner-dance at Le Cordon Bleu Caterers in Woodhaven. Comment.
Council District 30: A group of Queens elected officials took to the streets of Long Island City Friday to protest the mayor’s proposal on cutting more than a dozen firehouses in the city to close the budget gap. Comment.
Queens Borough President: The Forest Hills Stop & Shop Supermarket made an emergency donation of 1,000 pounds of food to the Queens Jewish Community Council Tuesday to help the group restock its kosher food pantry that had been depleted of its Passover packages. Comment.
Council District 30: After catching flak from elected officials, including City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village), the city has agreed to repeal a policy change that excluded volunteer ambulance corps from the 911 dispatch system. Comment.
Council District 30: Fire companies are once again on the chopping block in the mayor’s opening round of city budget negotiations, including one that covers Ridgewood, City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) said. Comment.