ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 26


By Queens Courier Staff

Name: Ed Braunstein Age: 29 Party Affiliation: Democrat Occupation: Attorney Decision to Run: I chose to run because Albany needs a change. Unlike my opponents, I have never run nor held political office before, and I believe the best way to bring change to our state government is to elect new faces with fresh ideas […]

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District 26 candidates participate in art forum


| jlyons@queenscourier.com

Just a few days before the primaries, the arts community of Long Island City gathered for a Council District 26 debate, where the candidates present specifically addressed issues related to them. The debate, which was held by Fracture Atlas and The Chocolate Factory Theater, served as a kick-off to Place + Displaced, a “community-based cultural […]

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Boyle propels Forest Hills to another District 26 crown


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

Greg Boyle was a bit player on last year’s Forest Hills 11-12-year-old District 26 championship team. He was a substitute, one of the players who came on late. As one of the Bombers’ older players this year, however, his role is quite different - he is their anchor, ace and top hitter. The burly 12-year-old […]

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Empowerment costs School District 26 $2.5M


By Queens Courier Staff

The &#8220Empowerment Schools” created by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and School Chancellor Joel Klein to give city schools more autonomy has resulted in a huge loss for School District 26 in Queens. Established two years ago with just 48 schools, the autonomy zone pilot program has now expanded to 331 and was created to streamline the […]

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Bayside residents rail against high school proposal at CB 11 meeting


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

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Bayside residents showed up in large numbers to Monday’s Community Board 11 meeting to contend with a proposed high school planned for the former Bayside Jewish Center.

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Participatory budgeting winners announced in western Queens


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File Photo

The residents of western Queens have spoken and the results are in to where they would like to see $1 million spent in their separate communities.

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Participatory budgeting extends to more Queens council districts


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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Residents in nine Queens City Council districts will be given the power this year to decide where and how their tax dollars will be spent in their communities.

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Community project ideas on display at Sunnyside participatory budgeting expo


| editorial@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Residents in the 26th City Council District got the chance to view project proposals that will be put to a public vote later this month during Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s participatory budgeting project expo Monday night at Sunnyside Community Services.

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