Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer discusses vision for new majority leader role


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Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer is looking forward to the next four years as Majority Leader.

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Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer engaged


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Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer

Congrats to Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer. Van Bramer got engaged on Monday to his longtime partner, Dan Hendrick while vacationing in Puerto Rico. Van Bramer was among the elected officials that championed the Marriage Equality Act that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law.

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Local leaders, advocates call for public’s help to find fatal LIC hit-and-run driver


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The Long Island City community is asking for the public’s help in finding the driver who fled the scene after fatally hitting a 64-year-old man on Northern Boulevard last Friday.

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LIC community struggles with first weekend of No. 7 train suspensions


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All of Long Island City felt the pinch this past weekend as the community endured the first of more than a dozen weekends of No. 7 train suspensions.

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City officials split on marching in St. Patrick’s Day parades


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Photo by Spencer Scott Nelson

City officials are divided on the decision to march in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan. But the annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Rockaways brought in a slew of pols including Borough President Melinda Katz, State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Councilmember Eric Ulrich.

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Queens World Film Festival celebrates opening night


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The Queens World Film Festival, which brings together international and local filmmakers to the borough to screen their works, celebrated its opening night on Tuesday at the Movie of the Moving Image in Astoria.

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BP Katz talks branding Queens at LIC Partnership breakfast


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Long Island City welcomed Borough President Melinda Katz with open arms—and coffee.

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Meet the 2014 Rising Stars


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Attend the Ultimate Networking Event and Network with Top Business Professionals Reserve Your Ticket Today at www.queenscourier.com/eventsform Steven Appel, Co-Founder, CERRU at Queens College Stacey Altman, Assistant Administrator, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation Christine Backel, Senior Advisor-Business Advisory Practice, Grassi & Co Jacob Berelowitz, Director of Social Services, Queens Boulevard Extended Care […]

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Pols, leaders meet with MTA to begin dialogue on No. 7 train suspensions


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After local elected officials and community leaders met with the MTA Thursday, the agency plans on making no changes to the No. 7 train suspension but is looking to reach out to the community.

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Pols call for Northern Boulevard to be included in mayor’s Vision Zero initiative


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Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with other elected officials and traffic safety advocates Thursday to call for Northern Blvd. to be added as one of the 50 locations in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative.

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Growing Up Green Charter School to welcome new middle school to LIC


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Education in Long Island City is getting a much-needed expansion. The Growing Up Green Charter School, located at 39-27 28th St., will officially be a middle school by 2015.

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