Senator Joseph Addabbo to hold mobile office hours


| mchan@queenscourier.com

For two Thursday evenings in December, Senator Joseph Addabbo will hold office hours at libraries in Richmond Hill to hear from constituents looking to voice their concerns. Addabbo will be available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on December 8 at the Richmond Hill library (118-14 Hillside Avenue) and at the same time on December 15 […]

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Cuomo seeks Breezy Point elevation study, signs bill blocking ‘red tape’


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo via Twitter/@NYGovCuomo

Along with signing a bill to keep “red tape” from strangling continued efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in Breezy Point on Friday that the state would embark on an elevation study for the area.

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104COP thanks Frank Kotnik for 25 years of service


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

Family, friends, colleagues and local politicians surprised Frank Kotnik during the 104 Civilian Observation Patrol (104COP) meeting Thursday night at Christ the King High School in Middle Village to celebrate Kotnik’s 25 years of service as he stepped down as president of 104COP.

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Glendale, Middle Village residents get more time to vent on waste-by-rail permits


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Residents of Glendale, Ridgewood and Middle Village scored a victory in their fight for the containerization of all solid waste transported by rail Tuesday, when elected officials secured an extension of the public comment period regarding permits regarding two waste haulers’ plans to increase their rail operations.

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City agency no-show at civic meeting riles Hamilton Beach residents


| amatua@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) failed to make their appointment at Thursday’s Hamilton Beach Civic Association meeting, turning what should have been an informative session on a capital project into an airing of residents’ grievances.

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Civic group continues fight against open-top rail cars in Glendale and Middle Village


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo courtesy of CURES

As concerns over transporting construction and demolition (C&D) debris via rail through densely populated communities grow, civic groups in Glendale and Middle Village are looking to stop a plan to increase waste operations through local freight lines.

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CURES wants to put a lid on open-top rail cars


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Anthony Giudice

An odoriferous open-top rail car, filled to capacity with construction and demolition debris, has been parked for several weeks in the Fresh Pond Railyard, directly across the street from Glendale homes, raising the ire of nearby residents.

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Birch Family Services will host hiring event in Ridgewood this June


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Anthony Giudice

Job seekers who are interested in working in the care service industry are invited by state Senator Joseph Addabbo to attend a mass-hiring event in Ridgewood.

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20-year-old Rockaway man among seven dead in Amtrak derailment


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo via Facebook

A 20-year-old naval midshipman from Rockaway Beach, who was on his way home, is among the seven people killed after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to reports.

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Op-ed: Standardized state tests are done, but work toward change continues


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO

Students in the third grade and above just finished taking this year’s standardized tests, but the questions our community has for the Common Core testing are far from answered.

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Kids speak out on education at Glendale roundtable


| editorial@ridgewoodtimes.com

TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Students got their chance to speak out on the controversial Common Core curriculum and other hot education topics during a special roundtable with state Senator Joseph Addabbo on Friday at Glendale’s Excalibur Reading Program.

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