Queens Borough President Melinda Katz sworn in by Mayor de Blasio


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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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Plans to beautify NYS Pavilion to be unveiled Wednesday


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The city Parks Department and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz will announce Wednesday morning the latest efforts to spruce up the New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, The Courier has learned.

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Improvements underway at Jamaica’s Rufus King Park


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NYC Parks/photo by Malcolm Pinckney

The Parks Department along with local elected officials ceremonially broke ground Monday on a $2.2 million renovation of Rufus King Park located in an area bounded by Jamaica and 89th avenues between 150th and 153rd streets.

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Evergreen Park renovations celebrated at Glendale groundbreaking


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TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley joined Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski and others to ceremonially break ground on renovations to the playground on the national observance of Arbor Day.

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Launch of ‘Action Plan’ hopes to spark new beginning in Jamaica


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Signaling the beginning or a new era for Jamaica, politicians and community leaders announced Wednesday the launch of the Jamaica Now Action Plan, which is designed to revitalize the neighborhood through promoting development, events and jobs.

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More funding secured to upgrade outdated freight locomotives


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Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, along with other elected officials, civic organizations and the New York League of Conservative Voters, announced that $3 million was secured in the 2015 state budget to continue a program to overhaul old, state-owned freight locomotives.

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As Landmarks Law turns 50, Queens will celebrate ‘Landmarks Month’


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THE COURIER/Photo by Asha Mahadevan

To mark five decades since the city enacted legislation protecting its most historic places, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced events to celebrate “Landmarks Month” across Queens this April.

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NYS Pavilion documentary to premiere this May at Queens Theatre


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Photos courtesy of Matthew Silva

“Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion,” a documentary about the history of the iconic Flushing Meadows Corona Park structure and the efforts to save the neglected relic, will debut to the public at the Queens Theatre this May.

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Queens World Film Festival celebrates fifth year’s opening night


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

With the luck of the Irish, the Queens World Film Festival kicked off its fifth year of helping bring independent films to the big screen.

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