Times Ledger, Oct. 6, 2018
City Councilman Robert Holden (D-Middle Village) is making good on a campaign promise to tackle quality of life issues affecting constituents in the southwest Queens neighborhoods in his district with the introduction of a series of bills last week.
Illegal conversions, abandoned houses and stalled construction projects were the topics of the legislative package Holden hopes will pass in the City Council. READ MORE
Queens Chronicle, Sept. 20, 2018
It’s been four years since Glendale leaders and residents first proposed that the former factory at 78-16 Cooper Ave. be transformed into a school instead of a homeless shelter.
According to City Councilman Bob Holden (D-Middle Village), that plan has gained more traction now than ever before.
The lawmaker told Community Board 5 last Wednesday that after weeks of discussions with the School Construction Authority and the Department of Homeless Services, the city is seriously considering nixing plans for a 200-bed men’s shelter at the site. READ MORE
QNS, June 20, 2018
In his first budget negotiation, Councilman Robert Holden said District 30 is receiving all-time highs of $7.4 million in capital funding along with an additional $2.85 million from the borough president’s office and more than $2 million in expense funding. While improving all of the schools in his district remains a priority for Holden, his history of civic leadership had an obvious influence on how he plans to use the money as well. READ MORE
QNS, May 25, 2018
On May 23, Holden introduced a bill that would create a commission to study the cost of renovating Rikers Island, which he said is a vital piece of information to consider before the city continues moving forward with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reduce the inmate population, close the prison and open smaller jails in each borough by 2027. READ MORE
PIX11, May 3, 2018
City Councilman Robert Holden uncovered the information after asking the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) why work on a nearby $22 million sewer project had been halted. He was told it was due to lead being found in the excavated soil.
CAC Industries first brought the contaminated dirt to a dump, but it was rejected. READ MORE