Former Queens Chronicle reporter, Jennifer Manley, is the new director of the Mayor's Community Affairs Unit for western Queens.
“No problem is too small,” Manley told reporters on a visit to the Chronicle last week. “If your block has overflowing trash cans, for example, that’s a big thing in your universe. And there’s really no reason the city shouldn’t take care of it.”
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“I’ve been on the ground, talking to people,” she said of her old shoe-leather days with the Chronicle. However, as a reporter, “you often see the same types of problems arise over and over again. Now, I actually get to do something to resolve the issues I’ve seen so many times.”
JENNIFER MANLEY, DIRECTOR, QUEENS COMMUNITY AFFAIRS UNIT
“City government feels impenetrable,” she said. “One of the reasons I took this job was to be able to help government work better for the people that I have been writing about for the last year-and-a-half.”
We hope you'll actually do that instead of just parroting your boss, the Beantown Boy. You're lucky in the sense that your predecessor lowered the bar for you.
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