From the Queens Courier:
Councilmember Paul Vallone wants sparks to fly during his time in office.
The freshman legislator launched idea after idea — including shooting fireworks on Bell Boulevard and hosting movie and game nights — during a two-hour interview with The Courier.
“I want to bring back that old-time feel,” he said, gazing at the boulevard out of his fifth floor Bell Plaza windows.
“You look at things from a different perspective,” he said. “As a father, I think, ‘What would my kids want to do?”
His long list of plans for the district also include having quarterly roundtables with the district’s community groups and starting up a new Student Ambassadors program in February with three local high schools.
The initiative allows about 10 juniors from Holy Cross High School, Bayside High School and World Journalism Preparatory to serve for a year as community representatives.
Fireworks, movie nights and roundtables. Wow, those are some lofty goals. Is he an elected official or cruise ship entertainment director?