Senator Schumer endorses Nily Rozic for Assembly


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Another Queens politician picked up the endorsement of Senator Chuck Schumer after the three-term incumbent backed Nily Rozic in the 25th District Assembly race. “I was 23 when I was first elected to the State Assembly, so I know that a fresh-faced representative like Nily is just the kind of person we need in Albany,” […]

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Nily Rozic bests Jerry Iannece in 25th District race


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

First-time candidate Nily Rozic of the 25th Assembly District is one step closer to Albany after overtaking her Queens County Democratic Party-backed opponent by close to 500 votes last week, according to unofficial results. “This campaign reveals the true believers, the true Democrats, the true feminists, the true progressives, the true reformers and really the […]

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Queens pols remember 9/11 during 13th anniversary


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Twitter/@TonyAvella

Queens marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks across the borough on Thursday. State Sen.Tony Avella, fresh off his victory in the primary, joined the 109th Precinct at the 9/11 Park Dedication ceremony in the morning to honor the lives lost 13 years ago.

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Fresh Meadows residents, pols worry about sinking street


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The middle of 179th Street between Union Turnpike and 75th Avenue has sunk a few inches after underground support for the roadway collapsed, which residents have been complaining about since last May.

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EXCLUSIVE: Officials tweak contentious T Building plan


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

A controversial plan to turn the historic T Building into a housing unit for mental and chronic health patients has slightly changed, but it is still on the table, The Courier has learned.

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Local leaders applaud city’s call to save Gifted & Talented seats


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Local leaders are hailing the city’s decision to allow all District 26 elementary school students enrolled in Gifted & Talented programs to be grandfathered into middle school programs.

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Op-ed: Support programs that boost our economy


| oped@queenscourier.com

ASSEMBLYMEMBER NILY ROZIC One by one, each student marched his way up to the front of the room to receive certificates of completion, each with a sense of accomplishment and hopefulness. One by one, each member of the cohort recounting stories of the past couple of weeks that gave them a second chance. It was […]

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Queens holiday lightings and celebrations


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of The Shops at Atlas Park

The Shops at Atlas Park’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, November 23 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. (800 Cooper Avenue) There will be a tree, a DJ, carolers, Santa, as well as milk and cookies. This event is free. The Flushing Library’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Tuesday, November 26 7 p.m. 41-17 Main Street, Flushing Rego […]

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Bayside town hall meeting to discuss registration changes to school tax relief program


| mchan@queenscourier.com

A town hall meeting will be held in Bayside next week to discuss registration changes to a controversial school tax relief program. The state’s STAR program provides a partial school tax exemption for most primary residences in which homeowners and their spouses make less than $500,000 combined. But a recent audit by the state comptroller’s […]

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Pols call for traffic calming measures in Fresh Meadows


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

A group of leaders in Fresh Meadows are trying to put the brakes on lead-footed drivers who they say whiz down a stretch of homes daily. The speeding motorists use 75th Avenue, a residential road, to bypass traffic on Union Turnpike, according to Councilmember James Gennaro. For about one mile, between Utopia Parkway and 164th […]

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