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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Hoping for Lunar New Year holiday, lawmakers move to end Brooklyn-Queens Day


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/File photo

State lawmakers introduced on Tuesday a bill that would eliminate Brooklyn-Queens Day from the New York City public school calendar.

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State Assembly hopes to tackle property taxes, affordable housing issues with proposed budget


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Christopher Bride/PropertyShark

The New York State Assembly introduced on Tuesday its 2015-2016 proposed budget, which seeks to fight various social issues, including the affordable housing crisis, homelessness and high property taxes.

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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


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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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