Queens pols recognized
for environmental support
Five Queens councilmembers earned perfect scores from the NYLCV.
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Courtesy of New York League of Conservation Voters
Five Queens City Council members
earned a perfect environmental score
last year from the New York League of
Conservation Voters (NYLCV).
The state organization recently
released its annual NYC Council
Environmental Scorecard which
evaluates all 51 City Council
members and their support of
various environmental issues in the
NYLCV scores City Council
members based on voting and
sponsorship records on 13 key
environmental bills that promote clean
energy, improve public health and
encourage sustainable transportation.
From the Queens delegation,
Costa Constantinides (Chair of
the Committee on Environmental
Protection), Jimmy Van Bramer,
Adrienne Adams, Donovan Richards
and Eric Ulrich were among the 21
individuals who earned perfect scores
Lawmakers were scored based on
the “pro-environment” action they took
in regards to the following 13 bills:
• Expanding Investigations for Lead
• Lead Standards
• Childhood Lead Poisoning
• Mapping Wind Power Generation
• Authorizing Small Wind Turbines
• Vision Zero Street Design Checklist
• Diesel School Bus Phaseout
• Electric Bicycles Conversion
• Electric Scooters Pilot Program
• Parks Capital Expenditures
• Establishing an Office of the
• Comprehensive Urban Agriculture
• Organics Collection for City
Those who earned perfect scores
took pro-environment action — either
voting for or cosponsoring bills —
toward all 13 bills. NYLCV said that
as the council speaker, Corey Johnson
was not graded.
“We are excited that so many
Council Members support the
environment and have taken proenvironmental
actions as part of our
scorecard. Kudos to the 44 Council
Members who earned high marks
this year! With the executive branch
in Washington undermining years
of environmental progress, it is
more important than ever for local
governments to fill that void,” said
NYLCV’s President Julie Tighe.
The organization reported that
the borough average for Queens
lawmakers was 92 and ranks third
behind Manhattan and Brooklyn
lawmakers who earned an average
of 94. No Queens lawmaker earned a
failing score below 70.
Other Queens officials who
earned at least an 85 to 92 are
Councilmembers Barry Grodenchik
(Chair of the Committee on Parks
and Recreation), Paul Vallone, Peter
Koo, Rory Lancman, Francisco
Moya, Daniel Dromm, Daneek Miller
and Karen Koslowitz.
Reach reporter Jenna Bagcal by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone
at (718) 224-5863 ext. 214.
CHRIST THE KING
68-02 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, New York 11379 718.366.7400
Triangle Fire Memorial Association To
Hold Annual Memorial & Awards Reception
Vincent C. Maltese, Chairman of the “Triangle Fire Memorial Association” announced their 2019
Awardees will be honored at the 108th Anniversary Ceremony to be held on Monday, March 25, 2019,
6:30PM, at the Paolucci CNL Center at Christ the King Campus, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue,
Middle Village (Door #10).
This year’s Awardees are:
Meg Brown -Treasurer & Executive Committee Member; Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition
Gail C. Giordano - Former Queens ADA, and Vice Chair; Triangle Fire Memorial Association
Sister Elizabeth Graham, CSJ - Campus Minister, Christ the King High School; and Minister, Triangle
Fire Memorial Association
Margaret Keta-Tapalaga - Public Relations and Executive Assistant to Principal, Christ the King High
School; and Advisory Committee Member, Triangle Fire Memorial Association
Robert Linnè, PhD. - Professor, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, Adelphi University; Co-Author,
“NYC Triangle Fire”, (2011)
Eva McGill - Triangle Fire victims Maltese Family Member; and Brooklyn College student
The Tribute Remembers the 146 victims of the tragic factory fi re at Washington Square in NYC on
March 25th, 1911, who were all Jewish and Italian immigrants. Almost all of the victims were young
women in their teens. They perished in New York City’s worst workplace fi re, which led to nationwide
remedial legislation to protect workers.
The reception will feature the Christ the King Concert Chorus with Conductor and Flutist Heather
Arzberger, as well as a tribute to the 146 Triangle Fire Victims by the reading of all Names by Rosemarie
Iacovone, Marie Lynch, Stephanie Zgaljic, along with performances by Flutist, Heather Arzberger;
playwright/actor and performance artist LuLu LoLo Pascale and; author, Paola Corso. The MCs for the
event will be John Perricone and Gabriela Sfera.
All are invited to attend this event – particularly teachers, students & clergy.
Join them on Facebook - Triangle Fire Memorial Association. Donations may be mailed to Triangle
Fire Memorial Association, Post Offi ce Box 38, Middle Village, NY 11379.
ABOUT CHRIST THE KING REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Christ the King Regional High School is a private, co-educational Catholic High School with a 4-year college preparatory curriculum.
Located in Middle Village, Queens, Christ the King Regional High School draws students from all areas. The school is accredited by The
Board of Regents of the State of New York and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Christ the King’s current
enrollment is approximately 800 students. The faculty numbers 45.
More information is available http://www.ctkny.org/. Find Christ the King on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CKCampus.
Proposed view looking north
from just south of 109th Avenue overpass
Proposed view looking north
from Jamaica Hospital
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
are holding a public information meeting on the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) Capacity and Access
Improvements to JFK Airport Project. The purpose of the meeting is to provide project information
and obtain public and agency comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
Spanish language interpreters will be available. Parking will be validated.
To provide written comments and/or request special accommodations, please contact:
Van Wyck Expressway Project Team
NYS Department of Transportation
Engineering – 5th Floor
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, New York, 11101
718- 482-4683 | email@example.com
Comments must be received by April 1, 2019
Deadline for requesting special accommodations is March 21, 2019
Project information and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement
are available on the project website: www.dot.ny.gov/VWE.
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