MTA plans boro subway, bus service cuts

Posted by Philip Newman in City Council, Congress, District 27, District 30, Governor on December 23, 2009 | No Comments

Transit officials have approved drastic subway and bus system cuts because of a nearly $400 million deficit, but the new MTA chairman as well as several MTA board members appeared to suggest the possibility of a way out or at least mitigating the worst of the dreaded plan. Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Jay Walder listened [...]

Boro backs bill to control store stampedes

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 24, District 27 on November 25, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilmen James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) and Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) will soon appeal to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his administration to push forward a bill to prevent a repeat of last year’s death of a Jamaica man who was working at a Long Island Wal-Mart when he was trampled to death by bargain hunters [...]


Queens pols write anti-scam bill

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 27, District 31 on November 4, 2009 | No Comments

The city will be cracking down on scammers who have been targeting helpless homeowners who had their properties foreclosed, City Councilmen Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and James Sanders (D-Laurelton) announced last week. The southeast Queens leaders were co-sponsors of a Council bill that passed Oct. 28 that requires mortgage property consultants to disclose state regulations [...]