Where were you when you heard that planes had struck the World Trade Center? I was on the 8:30 a.m. Delta Shuttle at LaGuardia on my way to Washington for votes when I received an email from my chief of staff that said “where are you?” Then a second, more urgent email. I called the […]

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Congressmember Joseph Crowley visits the Chamber


Congressman Joseph Crowley treated the Queens Chamber of Commerce and various business owners to a town hall-style meeting at the Chamber headquarters at the Bulova Center in Astoria on July 11. The discussion focused mainly on the debt ceiling and how it might impact small businesses and Queens as a whole. Crowley, who is also […]

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Op-ed: Making Silent Skies a reality

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Anyone who lives here in Queens can tell you just how loud and disruptive the noise of airplanes can be. Millions of Americans throughout the country, including those who live in the s communities surrounding LaGuardia and JFK Airports are impacted by constant, thunderous engine noise all day long.

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Lost Queens GOP opportunities

| lpenner@queenscourier.com

The most recent fight for control of the Queens County Republican organization between factions led by current county chairman Phil Ragusa and challenger former Congressmember Bob Turner supported by NYC Councilmember Eric Ulrich and his insurgents reminds me of two hyenas fighting over the carcass of a dead animal, in this case remnants of the […]

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MTA poll looks at reopening Elmhurst LIRR station

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THE COURIER/Photo by Rosa Kim

BY ROSA KIM Transit officials are surveying Elmhurst residents to determine the viability of reopening the shuttered LIRR station at Broadway. The station, between Cornish and Whitney Avenues, closed in 1985 due to a decrease in ridership, officials said. But since then, the community’s residential and commercial population has increased. “When this station closed, people […]

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Queens Democratic endorsements: Party backs Katz for borough president, Quinn for mayor

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Melinda Katz: File photo; Christine Quinn; Photo William Alatriste

The Queens Democratic Party doled out its endorsements for this year’s elections Monday, giving key backings in multi-candidate primaries. The party backed Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor, former deputy public advocate Reshma Saujani for public advocate; Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer for comptroller and Melinda Katz for Borough President. Stringer’s son was born earlier […]

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