Helen Marshall
American politician
Helen Marshall
Helen M. Marshall is the 18th Borough President of Queens, first elected in November 2001, to succeed the term-limited Claire Shulman. She is the first African American woman elected as Queens Borough President, and as of 2010 she is the only sitting African American Borough President. Prior to being elected Borough President, Marshall served on the New York City Council from 1992 to 2001, an office she vacated due to term limits.
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Restaurant Week in Queens
Bayside Patch - over 4 years
Queens foodies, your time has come. From Oct. 8-11 and Oct. 15-18, more than 125 restaurants across the borough will offer prix fixe, three-course meals for just $25.   Despite the rain, the Queens Economic Development Corp. held a kick-off event at Queens Borough Hall Tuesday afternoon. Borough President Helen Marshall was there to try a little bit of everything. "Restaurant Week is one of our borough's most anticipated and popular annual events," said Marshall. "It provides residents and visitors alike with great opportunities to sample at discounted prices the wide variety of gastronomical delights that can be found right here in America's most diverse county." The list of participants is available online, and below we've gathered together all the Restaurant Week spots in northeast Queens. Try 'em all! Anthony's, 222-02 Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens Asian Terrace, 211-33 26th Avenue, Bayside Bourbon Street, 40-12 Bell Boulevard, Bayside Buddy's Kosh ...
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Rally To Save After-School Programs Today
Forest Hill Patch - almost 5 years
Queensboro Hall, at 120-55 Queens Blvd. will be the site of a rally to save the city's after-school programs today at 3:30 p.m. In Forest Hills, the Beacon program at Russell Sage Junior High School is in imminent danger of closure. Borough officials are encouraging all parents and community members to attend to make their voices heard. "Child care and after school programs provide children with critical educational opportunities that pave the way for future success," said Borough President Helen Marshall. In a recent letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, local leaders, including state Sen. Toby Stavisky, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, told the mayor that there was no reason to cut the programs, thanks to an infusion of cash from the state. "It is my hope that the administration will do what is right for this city’s youth and use a portion of the additional $292 million in education funding to fund the Beacons targeted for closure," Hevesi ...
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Bill Would Create BSA Challenge - Queens Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Recent vehement opposition by both Borough President Helen Marshall and Community Board 11 to a variance for 50-20 216th St. in Bayside Hills ended up wholly ignored. A developer sought – and received – a variance to build a two-family home in clear
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Beep on board for Queens 'Tech City' - YourNabe.com
Google News - over 5 years
A community group created earlier this year in hopes of bringing an applied sciences university campus to Queens has received the backing of a critical new supporter: Borough President Helen Marshall. As one of the key players in
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Pols remember 9/11: Borough President Helen Marshall - Queens Courier
Google News - over 5 years
It was Primary Day, and so I was driving to a polling station at a local school. On first hearing the news, I thought, as so many did, that this was an accident – but how could it happen on such a clear day? When the school principal told me that a
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Marshall asks MTA for free-ride Friday after storm - YourNabe.com
Google News - over 5 years
Borough President Helen Marshall believes subway and bus riders across Queens and the city should ride free Friday as compensation for the more than a day they were unable to use weekly and monthly passes as a result of the
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Marshall Reports: ConEd To Have Power Restored Soon For All Queens Residents - Western Queens Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall reported on August 30 that more than 7800 customers in Queens were still without power, but that Con Edison expected the vast majority of them to be restored by midnight. The Borough President said that Con Ed
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Borough President Urges Queens Residents To Be Ready For Hurricane Irene - Western Queens Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall is urging residents and businesses to take precautions and stock up on emergency supplies like flashlights, batteries, first aid kits and to check on elderly neighbors in the event that Hurricane Irene causes
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Moya celebrates heritage - YourNabe.com
Google News - over 5 years
For years Borough President Helen Marshall has held ceremonies recognizing Ecuadorian Independence Day and exceptional Ecuadorian Americans in the community. While she could not attend this year's event, state Assemblyman Francisco
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Zadroga Funds For QC, LIJ - Queens Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall was excited to hear about the merger, which would "provide more space, personnel, specialist and an entire network of care to cover a multitude of medical conditions of individuals and their families
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City nears deal for St. Saviour's parcel - YourNabe.com
Google News - over 5 years
Activists estimate that between Borough President Helen Marshall and City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) there is $5.25 million allocated for the park. In her discretionary spending for this year, Crowley allocated $1.1 million to
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Peninsula Hospital facing closure - Queens Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Borough President Helen Marshall confirmed this, saying, “A series of meetings took place at Borough Hall with Peninsula and St. John's Episcopal Hospital even before the Berger Commission's hospital restructuring recommendation that the two hospitals
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Peninsula Hospital in debt - YourNabe.com
Google News - over 5 years
Borough President Helen Marshall called on state health officials to hold an emergency meeting after Peninsula Hospital said Monday it is deep in debt and may have to close. The Far Rockaway hospital owes about $13 million to
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Koch Endorses Turner - Western Queens Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
MARSHALL TO HONOR QUEENS COP WHO SAVED WOMAN'S LIFE: Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, so impressed by Queens Detective Charles Lo Presti's dogged determination to locate a woman in Queens after her mother had frantically called 911 from
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Helen Marshall
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 80
    She is the first African American woman elected as Queens Borough President, and as of 2010 she is the only sitting African American Borough President.
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  • 2009
    Age 79
    In November 2009, Marshall was re-elected to a third term.
    More Details Hide Details Marshall was born in the Bronx. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Queens College. She was teacher for eight years. In 1969, she left teaching to become the first Director of the Langston Hughes Library. Helen Marshall is married to Donald Marshall and they have two children, Donald Jr. and Agnes Marie.
    On July 1, 2009 she appointed Dennis M. Walcott to the reconstituted New York City Board of Education.
    More Details Hide Details The Board then voted to name Walcott as president of the board.
  • 2006
    Age 76
    She was inaugurated to her second term as President of the Borough of Queens on January 3, 2006 in a ceremony held at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
    More Details Hide Details Marshall outlined her plans for the next four years including health care, education, housing and new park projects.
  • 2005
    Age 75
    In 2005 Marshall won a second term, defeating her Republican and Conservative challenger Philip T. Sica with 75% of the vote to his 25%.
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  • 1992
    Age 62
    Prior to being elected Borough President, Marshall served on the New York City Council from 1992 to 2001, an office she vacated due to term limits.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to being a city councilwoman, Marshall served for nine years in the New York State Assembly. In both the City Council and State Assembly, Marshall represented Queens. As Borough President, Marshall has made marketing Queens as a tourist destination one of her priorities.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Born
    Born in 1929.
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