The crap of SE Queens elected officials, past and present, show up to honor the biggest crap of elected officials of Queens, former Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.
DOUCHEBAGS all. Spigner, can anyone actually tell me exactly all the wonderful things he did for Jamaica, probably the same thing that Comrie, Marshall and others have done for Jamaica, SHIT.
Political whores and hacks honoring a bigger political whore and hack.
Be gone Spigner, you are IRRELEVANT, but then were you EVER relevant.
From Queens Courier:
Helen Marshall remembered at Queens Borough Hall atrium named in her honor
Marshall died earlier this month at the age of 87. She served three terms as the first African-American and second woman to be elected to the office of Queens borough president. Her career and life in public service of over 40 years was dedicated to improving the lives of her neighbors around Queens.
“Most of us here knew Helen for many years. We celebrate her numerous accomplishments and triumphs,” former Mayor David Dinkins said about Marshall. “She touched the lives of more people than she could ever know.”
This celebration of life encompassed loving stories of the impact Marshall had on community leaders, government officials and those involved in the programs she implemented in Queens.
“She just blazed the trail when it came to integration and when it came to equal rights and when it came to making sure her children and children who came after them would have the best education that the city could give,” said current Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.
Marshall’s dedication to uplifting the community began long before her involvement in Queens’ government. She was a schoolteacher for eight years and became the first director of the Langston Hughes Library after creating it in 1969. Marshall was commended for the work she performed to better the education and facilities for children in Queens.
After stints in the State Assembly and City Council, Marshall was elected Queens borough president in 2001. She worked to revamp Queens libraries; Marshall dedicated up to $132 million of her capital and expense money for libraries, specifically for children’s programs.
Cassandra Wilkins, a student in Queens, said that she remembers all the programs created for children in the libraries of Queens.
“Everything was just better,” Wilkins said. “We had so much more to do after school and I know without these programs I would not be in college studying to get a degree.”
Marshall was also remembered for her passion and commitment toward the people she diligently served in Queens. Her former colleagues recollected on the personal touch Marshall had when it came to helping people around the county.
Councilman Barry Grodenchik recalled, “You could not walk down the streets of East Elmhurst without her stopping to talk to every single person on the block.”
Former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman added, “Helen, she was different. She was never too busy to talk to people about their problems… She sat there with patience and a generous heart, and tried to find solutions to the problems everyone had.”
Many in attendance also thanked Helen Marshall’s family for sharing her with the community. Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry presented Helen Marshall’s grandsons with a letters from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Councilmen Jumaane Williams and I. Daneek Miller, and Public Advocate Letitia James.