EXCLUSIVE: Incoming Councilmember Paul Vallone names staff


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Councilmember-elect Paul Vallone has picked the team he’ll take to City Hall in January, The Courier has learned. The seven-member staff consists mostly of longtime supporters and includes two former employees of Queens elected officials and the aunt of a local assemblymember. “These are people who believed in me five years ago, when I first […]

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Paul Vallone wins race for Halloran’s seat, continues Vallone legacy


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The 40-year Vallone legacy will live on in City Hall. Paul Vallone, 46, will carry his family’s name in the City Council for the next four years after winning election Tuesday to lead District 19 in northeast Queens. Vallone beat Republican Dennis Saffran with 57.2 percent of the vote, as of midnight with all precincts reporting, […]

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Cuomo, Gillibrand back Paul Vallone in District 19 race


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand endorsed Democratic City Council candidate Paul Vallone for District 19 Wednesday. Cuomo said Vallone could carry the legacy of his family. “I have known the Vallone family for decades and admire their contributions of public service to the City of New York,” the governor said in a […]

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Paul Vallone wins District 19 primary in final vote count, Shafran concedes


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Paul Vallone can pop the champagne bottle — again. Final vote counts officially sealed the win for the Flushing attorney in a hard-fought and close Democratic primary race for City Council. “I couldn’t be any more excited,” said Vallone, 46. “It was a delayed week, but it was very exciting.” Vallone declared his victory on […]

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Paul Vallone claims victory in contentious District 19 race


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Attorney Paul Vallone declared he came out on top in a contentious Democratic primary race to replace scandal-scarred Councilmember Dan Halloran. Vallone defeated his four opponents by taking about 31 percent of the vote on September 10, according to unofficial results. With nearly 99 percent of precincts reporting, Vallone won 2,723 votes, while runner-up candidate […]

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Marshall installs president Paul Vallone


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Borough President Helen Marshall came to the Clinton Democratic Club to install the new Young Dems, board of trustees, executive board and president, Paul Vallone. The club presented Anthony Barsamian with a Certificate of Recognition as a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search Competition. Another speaker at the installation, Anthony Iuliano, Department of Buildings […]

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Flushing senior center enriches members’ lives with technology


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

The City Council allocated $150,000 to senior centers like the Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Innovative Senior Center so that it could continue to develop technological programs that, among other things, allow older people to connect with their families using Skype.

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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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CM Vallone wins bet against CM Vacca over youth baseball game


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Photo courtesy Office of Councilman Paul Vallone

Councilman Paul Vallone was rewarded with Italian pastries for putting his hopes in the Whitestone Renegades which defeated Bronxchester, helping Vallone to win a bet over Councilman Jimmy Vacca.

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Star of Queens: Lauren Elizabeth Cornea, Clinton Club of Northeast Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Lauren Cornea has been a Young Democrat with the Clinton Club of Northeast Queens, which serves the neighborhoods of Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Douglaston, Flushing, Little Neck, and Whitestone, since 2010.

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Bayside BID envisions innovative parking garage for municipal lot expansion


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Photo courtesy Rauch Foundation

Officials from the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID), which plans to conduct a feasibility study to expand the Bayside municipal lot on 41st Avenue, are hoping to erect a forward-thinking innovative garage that people want to park in and be in, they explained in an annual meeting on Monday.

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