Congressmember Grace Meng robbed, beaten in D.C.


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Congressmember Grace Meng was robbed and beaten for her handbag Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., her spokesperson said. Meng was walking towards her Washington apartment, reportedly around 8:30 p.m., when she was struck in the back of the head. As she fell to the ground, the attacker took her handbag and fled on foot, her […]

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Small business advocates push for new Queens development center


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Queens needs another small business development center, but one with flexible hours staffed with “culturally competent” workers, advocates and lawmakers said Tuesday at a Congressional Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce hearing in Queens College.

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Rep. Meng works to bring family members of teen crash victims to US


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Photo by Vic Nicastro

Family members of the two teens killed last month in a tragic car crash are working with Congressmember Grace Meng to fly from China to Queens to grieve.

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Rep. Meng wants Flushing gems added to National Park Service


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Federal park officials are supporting a bill by Congressmember Grace Meng that would make historic Flushing sites part of the National Park Service, the legislator said.

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John Liu endorses Congressmemeber Grace Meng for re-election


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Photo courtesy Congressmember Grace Meng

Former Comptroller John Liu put an end to rumors he may run against Congressmember Grace Meng by endorsing the popular Flushing representative for her re-election bid Monday.

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


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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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Glendale pols appeal to Mayor de Blasio over proposed homeless shelter


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Representatives for Glendale penned a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio to stop the proposed homeless shelter, which has received support from the Department of Homeless Services.

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Queens pols get big laughs at ‘Legislative Acts’ show


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Photos by Nicolette Djokovich

BY NIKKI DJOKOVICH They can sing. They can act. They can legislate. Borough politicians took to the stage to perform in “Legislative Acts,” a sold-out fundraising event held Saturday night at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall. The audience roared with laughter throughout the 16-act performances, which included song, dance, comedy and more. Each skit featured […]

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Queens holiday lightings and celebrations


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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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Furloughs cancel forum for future cadets


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Photo by Neil Ruiz

Queens high school students looking to serve their country will have to make do without a planned information forum that could have been critical to their military future. Recruiters from five of the nation’s top military academies were set to meet the borough’s prospective cadets until the government shutdown trickled down and caused its cancellation. […]

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Government shutdown: What it means


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Photo courtesy of U.S. Capitol Flickr

ANGY ALTAMIRANO, CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND LIAM LA GUERRE  The government has shut down for the first time in nearly two decades, leaving Americans wondering about the exact short- and long-term effects. The shutdown resulted from a congressional stalemate over the federal budget. The Republican-led House tried to defund and delay the Affordable Care Act, but […]

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Primary guide: City Council District 19


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As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the candidates in City Council District 19 (College Point, Auburndale-Flushing, Bayside, Whitestone, Bay Terrace, Douglaston and Little Neck), who […]

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Call to reinstate free parking at Pomonok Community Center


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Visitor parking spots that were once free will now cost a Pomonok community center roughly $2,700, officials said. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), since partnering up in March with Greystone Parking Services, has come under fire for spiking some annual parking rates at 43 citywide developments. Now it is facing more heat for […]

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