It was our annual Yunis family gathering hosted by Stu’s daughter Mimi Broner in Kent, Conn., but what added to the joy was that Stu’s son Jon, who lives in Sarasota, Florida, was getting married to his lovely bride Hillary. It was a glorious sunny weekend and made even brighter by the love in the [...]
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Glens Oaks lawyer Ali Najmi is contemplating running against career politician New York State Assemblyman David Weprin in the 24th State Assembly District. Najmi makes an interesting candidate. Starting in the 1990s, the Weprin family political base has declined. Sons and daughters of Jewish, Italian, Irish and Catholic voters have moved to Long Island, Hudson [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST: Wednesday: Rain. High 49. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph. Rainfall near a half an inch. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low 49. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Rainfall near an inch.
Give credit where credit is due. New York state Sen. Tony Avella recently called for a new police precinct. When New York State Assemblymember David Weprin was chairperson of the New York City Finance Committee from 2002 to 2009, he advocated creation of the new 116th Precinct out of the existing 105th NYPD Precinct, before [...]
New York State Assemblyman David Weprin proposed legislation that would expand the state’s current anti-hazing statute by prohibiting all physical conduct and physical activities required from fraternities during the pledging ceremonies is over the top. Each year millions of college students each year successfully join a fraternity or sorority. All survive and go on to [...]
Following the fraternity hazing death of a 19-year-old Queens man, a local politician is proposing a law that could prevent a similar tragedy.
A controversial plan to turn the historic T Building into a housing unit for mental and chronic health patients has slightly changed, but it is still on the table, The Courier has learned.
Once again, congestion pricing plans, which include the imposition of tolls on the East River bridges, have been circulating throughout the city.
As we enter 2014, The Queens Courier asked our elected officials: “What do you hope to accomplish for your constituents in 2014?”
NYC Republican Councilmembers Vincent Ignizio, Steven Matteo and Eric Ulrich are the three amigos. Just as Melissa Mark-Viverito has the votes to become NYC Council speaker, so does NYC Republican Councilmember Vincent Ignizio for the new City Council Minority leader. This result is because two of the three last GOP councilmembers are from Staten Island, [...]