Senator Charles Schumer introduces ‘Avonte’s Law’


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Photo courtesy of Senator Charles Schumer's Office

A day after autistic teen Avonte Oquendo was laid to rest, one politician announced legislation that could help prevent a similar tragedy from happening.

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PHOTOS: Queens marks Memorial Day 2014


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Photos by Queens Courier staff

Memorial Day was marked all around Queens County with parades and commemorations honoring the nation’s fallen soldiers.

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST: Monday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 81. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 62. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST: Monday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 67. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 46F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

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Queens Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST: Monday: Sun and clouds mixed. High 68. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Monday night: Cloudy skies early then becoming foggy with periods of light rain late. Low near 55F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST: Monday: Cloudy skies. High around 35. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 27. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST: Monday: Mostly sunny. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Monday night: Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 22. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

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Bill proposed in State Assembly to cover GPS tracking devices for kids with autism


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Staten Island Assemblymember Matthew Titone introduced a bill in the State Assembly that would require insurance companies to offer GPS device tracking coverage for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST: Monday: Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High 28. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Monday night: Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 14. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

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Will the curtain come down on GOP State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos in 2014?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com


Previously under the leadership of New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos Republicans added a 63rd seat to the State Senate, along with favorable gerrymandering.  This was designed to stay in power and protect as many incumbents as possible after the 2010 reapportionment.  Despite all this, Skelos may still face future oblivion in the […]

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Parents ‘grateful’ after missing autistic Rego Park 12-year-old found safe


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Photo courtesy of NYPD

An autistic 12-year-old boy who sprinted out of his Rego Park home Thursday was found safe in Brooklyn after a terrifying four hour search, police and family said.

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Costa Constantinides sworn in as District 22′s new councilmember


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Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Costa Constantinides' Office

Councilmember Costa Constantinides is ready to work for his community.

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