Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blaso swore Queens Borough President Melinda Katz into office — the photo of the event comes from her Twitter account. According to Queens Courier, Mayor de Blasio had some nice words to share about our new borough president: “I have to tell you that Melinda brings so much to this job. She has a real passion for the people she serves. She loves this borough. I can tell you that because I’ve seen her stand up for Queens many times.” Her goals upon entering office include permanent Rockaway ferry service and increased primary and urgent care facilities. Katz succeeds Helen Marshall, who served as borough president since 2001.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Sworn in by Mayor de Blasio [Queens Courier]