Mayor Bill de Blasio and the municipal budget


| lpenner@queenscourier.com


Mayor Bill de Blasio calling for a fair share of financial assistance from Washington is the same tired old rhetoric from decades ago that has grown stale over time.  Mayor de Blasio’s reference to the late United States Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan concerning his analysis that New York sends more taxes to Washington than it […]

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Katz appoints new Queens Library trustee


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Photo Courtesy of the Queens Borough President's office

Borough President Melinda Katz has appointed Robert Santos to the board of trustees of the Queens Library. The announcement comes after she ousted six trustees members last month and Mayor Bill de Blasio cut loose two board members.

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Sandy rebuilding summit sees huge turnout


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THE QUEENS COURIER/ Photo by Salvatore Licata

An energized crowd of about 1,000 people gathered for a Faith in New York summit at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Jamaica on Tuesday to learn about the progress and priorities of Hurricane Sandy rebuilding.

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Gov. Cuomo’s transportation reinvestment commission


| lpenner@queenscourier.com


At the end of the day Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s creation of a Transportation Reinvestment Commission to develop a 100 year blue print to plan for the future of public transportation will not be worth the paper any final report is printed on.  It will however like many previous planning studies or commissions, generate him some […]

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City accepting proposals to develop 200-unit building on Flushing parking lot


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development recently announced a request for proposals to build a new residential and commercial mixed-use building on Flushing Municipal Lot 3.

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The looming Long Island Rail Road strike


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On April 24, 1834, the Long Island Rail Road was officially chartered by the State of New York. In 1900, the Pennsylvania Railroad bought a controlling interest as part of its plan for direct access to Manhattan which began on September 8, 1910. The Pennsylvania Railroad subsidized the LIRR into the late 1940s.  This provided […]

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Councilwoman Crowley proposes alternative to controversial Glendale homeless shelter


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Photo by Jeff Stone

The proposed homeless shelter in Glendale is too close to chemicals, too far from public transportation and would pack an already overcrowded school district, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley said in a letter to city officials.

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Local congress members endorse John Liu in state Senate race


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THE COURIER/File photo

In his bid to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, former City Comptroller John Liu picked up another round of support from local congressional members. Liu received endorsements from congress members Grace Meng, Gregory Meeks and Joseph Crowley.

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Queens student turns garbage into money, gives back to library


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Photo Courtesy of Queens Library

Someone’s garbage can be turned into someone else’s future, according to 14-year-old student Kashfia Zaman.

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