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SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Co-ops, condos still waiting for disaster aid
SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Co-ops, condos still waiting for disaster aid
News Melissa Chan 10/25/2013 at 11:11AM

A proposed federal law that would bring disaster aid to co-op and condo communities has not come any closer to being passed nearly one year after Sandy. “It just doesn’t make sense,” said Warren Schreiber, president of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance. “It’s just prolonging the financial hardship on co-ops. Right now, we’re stuck footing [...]

Embrace diversity
Letters Letters 9/26/2013 at 7:21PM

As a Member of Congress who represents a large population of Americans of Indian descent, I am deeply troubled by the outrageous remarks aimed at the winner of the 2013 Miss America Pageant and a fellow New Yorker, Nina Davuluri. Davuluri embodies the American Dream—the daughter of immigrants who graduated from a prestigious university and [...]

City Council passes condo, co-op resolution
City Council passes condo, co-op resolution
News Melissa Chan 9/26/2013 at 11:55AM

The City Council has unanimously passed a resolution calling for Congress to make co-op and condos eligible for federal storm recovery grants. “Condo and co-op owners are homeowners too,” said Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. who brought forth the measure. “Yet, right now, the federal government is denying them Sandy relief. That needs to change.” The [...]

Resolution calls for co-op, condo storm recovery grants
News Melissa Chan 9/18/2013 at 11:01AM

A Queens lawmaker introduced a resolution in the City Council last week calling for Congress to make co-op and condos eligible for federal storm recovery grants. The measure, brought forth by Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., comes after many citywide co-op and condo owners found they could not receive FEMA grants for Sandy-inflicted damages. It would [...]

Co-op owners still fighting for FEMA money months after Sandy
News Melissa Chan 8/01/2013 at 12:31PM

Newly proposed legislation aims to make co-op and condo associations eligible for federal storm recovery grants. “A storm does not discriminate where it hits, and FEMA should not be discriminating what type of homeowners it helps,” said Congressmember Steve Israel, who penned the bill. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced in [...]

Queens Library leader recognized by White House
Queens Library leader recognized by White House
News Queens Courier Staff 6/17/2013 at 2:43PM

A Queens Library leader won a national honor last week for being a “Champion of Change” for cultural institutions in her community. Jennifer Manley, the vice president of government and community affairs for the Queens Public Library, was one of 12 people in the nation this year to be recognized as an advocate for museums [...]

FAA to look into JFK, LaGuardia flight patterns
News Melissa Chan 5/21/2013 at 1:56PM

Queens residents fighting feds over airplane noise that turned some suburban neighborhoods into veritable warzones last summer have won a small battle. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has agreed to form a committee to review the decision-making process it used last December when the agency approved new flight patterns over the borough. The new routes [...]

How to protect from hackers and spammers
News Op-Ed 5/13/2013 at 4:35PM

BY CONGRESSMEMBER STEVE ISRAEL In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, we are reminded of the importance of reevaluating our security procedures. However, we also must be conscious of another challenge: the threat to our personal information from cyber-attacks. Cyber intrusions, most recently from hackers with Chinese IP addresses, have compromised the safety of [...]