Councilmember Mark Weprin faces potential challenger in general election


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Joseph Concannon’s campaign

Numerous police unions are backing one candidate’s bid to unseat incumbent Councilmember Mark Weprin. Joseph Concannon, a retired police captain from Bellerose, announced his run for City Council on August 8 — with the full support of several law enforcement groups, including the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA). “I can assure you I will never risk […]

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Councilmember Mark Weprin Op Ed: Emphasize learning, not testing


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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BY CITY COUNCILMEMBER MARK WEPRIN The news that New York City students’ scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are basically flat may come as a blow to those who are still under the illusion that the Department of Education (DOE) has brilliantly revolutionized public education in recent years. But it is no […]

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Mark Weprin to run for City Council


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

State Assemblymember Mark Weprin has confirmed that “if the seat opens up - and it looks like it will,” he will run for the City Council 23rd District seat currently held by his brother David in November. “David has said he is running for [city] Comptroller and Bill Thompson [the current city Comptroller] said he […]

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Mark Weprin to run for Council


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

State Assemblymember Mark Weprin has confirmed that “if the seat opens up – and it looks like it will,” he will run for the City Council 23rd District seat currently held by his brother David in November. “David has said he is running for [city] Comptroller and Bill Thompson [the current city Comptroller] said he […]

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Assemblymember Mark Weprin is honored


By Queens Courier Staff

Queensborough Community College President Eduardo J. Mart presented New York State Assemblymember Mark Weprin with a citation from the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives located on the campus. The citation was for his continuing support of the Center by rallying the entire Queens delegation to support its expansion.

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Ronald McDonald House honors Mark Weprin


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) at The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, located in Queens County, hosted its annual networking event with a slightly different purpose - the nearly 100 businessmen and women from all over Long Island and Queens gathered to honor Assemblyman Mark Weprin for his generous support of the house. All […]

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David Weprin won’t run for brother’s City Council seat


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

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Assemblyman David Weprin ruled out a run last week for the City Council seat that his brother, Mark Weprin, will vacate soon in order to become Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s deputy secretary of legislative affairs, according to a spokesperson for the assemblyman.

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Councilman Weprin to leave seat for Cuomo administration


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/file photo

Councilman Mark Weprin gave his two weeks notice to the people of his district Monday, as he announced his departure from the City Council to take a job with Gov. Andrew Cuom

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Controversial Bayside elementary school to start construction this summer


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy the Department of Education 

The School Construction Authority is collecting bids to find a company to construct a controversial four-story, 468-seat elementary school in Bayside on the former Keil Brothers Garden Center and Nursery site.

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Participatory budget projects announced in districts 19 and 23


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Councilmen in northeast Queens announced the winning projects to be funded with their participatory budgeting allowances, a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.

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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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