Queens Borough President Melinda Katz sworn in by Mayor de Blasio


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Mike DiBartolomeo

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was officially sworn into office Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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LaGuardia Airport to get $4 billion, ’21st-century’ overhaul


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Photos courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office

After being compared to a “third world country” by one of the nation’s top leaders, LaGuardia Airport is getting a much needed makeover bringing it to the 21st Century and allowing New York City to start to once again lead in infrastructure.

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District 23 City Council seat competitors square off in Bellerose


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Candidates seeking to fill the 23rd Council District seat that Mark Weprin previously held were face-to-face for the first time Tuesday in a debate hosted by the New American Voters Association (NAVA) at the Bellerose Jewish Center.

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Job fair to take place at JFK Airport on July 31


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Aviation job fair flyer

The job fair, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will offer job-seekers the chance to explore and apply for a wide variety of careers, specifically careers in aviation and the airport industry.

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Barry Grodenchik receives support from female pols


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THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

Several prominent female politicians in Queens threw their support to Barry Grodenchik in his bid for a City Council seat at a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Bayside Hills.

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104COP thanks Frank Kotnik for 25 years of service


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

Family, friends, colleagues and local politicians surprised Frank Kotnik during the 104 Civilian Observation Patrol (104COP) meeting Thursday night at Christ the King High School in Middle Village to celebrate Kotnik’s 25 years of service as he stepped down as president of 104COP.

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Glendale, Middle Village residents get more time to vent on waste-by-rail permits


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Residents of Glendale, Ridgewood and Middle Village scored a victory in their fight for the containerization of all solid waste transported by rail Tuesday, when elected officials secured an extension of the public comment period regarding permits regarding two waste haulers’ plans to increase their rail operations.

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Enjoy these free summer concerts across Queens parks


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Photo via queensbp.org/katzconcerts

With the summer heating up, Borough President Melinda Katz announced on Monday a series of free concerts at parks around Queens — from a Beatles cover band in Bayside to reggae in the Rockaways — starting July 12.

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Katz provides $200K for countdown clocks at Queens’ busiest bus stops


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THE COURIER/Photo by Robert Pozarycki

Where’s the bus? That common question among Queens commuters will be answered with countdown clocks set to be installed at the borough’s 10 busiest bus stops within the next two years.

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Maspeth could be getting a community athletic field near Newtown Creek


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Ridgewood Times/Photo by Anthony Giudice

The area around Newtown Creek, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes as one of the “nation’s most polluted waterways,” a could be the site of a brand-new community athletic field in Maspeth.

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Queens lawmakers celebrate Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's office

In a 5-4 decision issued Friday morning, the Court overturned state-imposed bans on same-sex marriage. Queens lawmakers and gay rights advocates– including City Councilman Daniel Dromm– expressed delight in the decision.

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