Peter Koo donates council salary


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

Councilmember Peter Koo lived up to a 2009 campaign pledge recently by donating his entire City Council salary to a plethora of local community groups, centers and programs. Ten local organizations which include the Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc., Asian American Arts Alliance and Help without Borders were issued $2,000 each during a recent press […]

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Peter Koo back on ballot


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

In a unanimous decision, five Appellate Division Justices of the State Supreme Court have put Peter Koo’s name back on the ballot, to challenge Senator Toby Stavisky for the 16th District seat in November, saying “the evidence adduced at the trial did not warrant the Supreme Court’s conclusion.” Attorneys for Stavisky, a Democrat, had gone […]

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Community activist Peter Koo challenges Stavisky


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

The Queens Republican Party made good on its promise to fight for its majority in the State Senate recently when it introduced Flushing businessperson and community activist Peter Koo - who hopes to unseat Democrat Toby Stavisky in the 16th Senate District (16SD). Koo was unanimously endorsed by the Queens County Republicans at their meeting […]

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State senators butt heads over Flushing pedestrian plaza plan


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

The project has state Senator Tony Avella at odds with a legislative colleague, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, who represents the district where the street is located and supports the plaza proposal.

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25th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival makes a splash in Flushing Meadow Corona Park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Marcin Zurawicz

Sunny skies and warm weather made for perfect conditions this weekend during the 25th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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Flushing street to be co-named after 3-year-old crash victim


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of His-Pei Liao and Amy Tam-Liao

The memory of a young Flushing girl tragically killed on a local street two years ago will live on with the co-naming of a neighborhood street.

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Mayor adds Lunar New Year holiday to NYC public school calendar


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to Flushing Tuesday morning to announce that the Lunar New Year will be an official public school holiday beginning in the 2015-16 school year, allowing students of Asian descent to celebrate with family without missing class.

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Flushing public forum reveals planning study


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

Photo by Alina Suriel/ Gallery courtesy of the NYC Department of City Planning

The NYC Department of City Planning publicly revealed Thursday night details of a Flushing West planning study which will result in large scale re-zoning in line with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 10-year plan to increase affordable housing.

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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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