City Comptroller Scott Stringer discusses community concerns at legislative breakfast


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The conversion of an East Elmhurst motel into a homeless shelter was one of many topics addressed by the city’s comptroller during a breakfast last week with western Queens community leaders and elected officials.

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Scott Stringer’s ‘Triboro X’ line – promises made, promises not kept?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

In 2012, Manhattan Borough President and future 2013 Democratic Party primary NYC comptroller candidate Scott Stringer called for construction of a new “Triboro X” subway line.  This would connect Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.  It made a great sound bite at the time and got Stringer some free publicity.  But you have to ask two […]

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Scott Stringer’s ‘Triboro X’ line – promises made, promises not kept?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Manhattan Borough President and 2013 Democratic Party primary NYC Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer one year ago called for construction of a new “Triboro X” subway line.  This would connect Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.  It made a great sound bite at the time and got Stringer some free publicity.  But you have to ask one […]

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Scott Stringer’s “Triboro X Line” – The Devil is in the Details


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

  Manhattan Borough President and 2013 Democratic Party primary Mayoral candidate Scott Stringer calling for construction of a new “Triboro X” subway line which would connect Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx makes a great sound bite, but the devil is in the details.  Stringer said that this would be his number one transportation priority.  It will […]

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Stringer rejects contract for South Ozone Park juvenile detention center


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of PropertyShark/Nicholas Strini

After months of petitioning and a lawsuit filed by the South Ozone Park Civic Association West and three South Ozone Park residents, the proposed Close to Home juvenile detention center has been denied by city Comptroller Scott Stringer.

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City comptroller sends back Pan American shelter contract


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Plans to make the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst a permanent homeless shelter hit a road block Monday when Comptroller Scott Stringer refused to sign a city contract for its operation.

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Addabbo talks homeless shelter at Middle Village meeting


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Anthony Giudice

After reports surfaced of the emergency homeless shelter located at the former Pan American Hotel being infested with rats, members of the Juniper Park Civic Association (JPCA) continue to voice their concerns over the planned opening of a homeless shelter in Glendale.

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Transit advocates challenge Cuomo to ride the 7 line


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo via Gov.Cuomo's Flickr/File photo

Fed up with rising fares and poor subway service, members of the Riders Alliance and the Straphangers Campaign wrote a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo inviting him to take a ride on the 7 line during the morning rush hour.

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Build it Back: The story behind the frustration


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

OP-ED BY CITY COMPTROLLER SCOTT STRINGER

The continuing damage from the storm can be seen today in Breezy Point and the Rockaways, and many other communities in Queens that bore the brunt of Sandy’s winds and waves. Many neighborhoods have not been fully rebuilt and individual homeowners are still desperately seeking assistance.

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Buildings Department approves revised Glendale shelter construction plans


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

While the battle over the proposed Glendale homeless shelter is far from over, the Department of Buildings gave its blessing to the shelter’s revised blueprints.

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Buildings Department OKs construction of Glendale homeless shelter


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The Department of Buildings approved permits on Tuesday for the conversion of a vacant factory building into transitional housing, which the community has repeatedly opposed for years.

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Juniper Valley Park has second most playground injury claims in city: report


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village has cost taxpayers at least about $300,000 over the last decade due to personal injuries claims, according to a new report.

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Great people gather


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

Photo by Allen Ngai

The auditorium at the Kupferberg center at Colden was overflowing with the power people of our city to hear our borough president deliver her first State of the Borough message. She knocked it out of the ballpark! I was happy to see the brilliant Brooklyn BP Eric Adams cheering her on. And with comptroller Tom […]

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BP Melinda Katz delivers her first State of the Borough address


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Borough President Melinda Katz delivered her first State of the Borough speech on Thursday, celebrating the borough’s diversity, its recent prominence as a tourism destination and the nurturing environment that she said has made Queens “the borough of families.”

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