A former GOP hopeful declined to make a run against current Assemblymember Ed Braunstein, despite being backed by the Queens County Republican Party. Malba resident Ralph Cefalo was endorsed by the County to seek election in the 26th Assembly District, but the civic leader ultimately chose not to enter the race after citing personal matters, […]
A push to expand programs for gifted and talented students into middle schools in a northern Queens district has the support of local elected officials and at least 500 parents who have signed petitions backing the effort.
Under a new bill, clothing bins that are not operated by organizations recognized as proper nonprofits by the IRS will be banned and the city will be able to remove the bins immediately. First-time offenders will be fined $250, and then $500 for every additional one during a calendar year.
For 10 years, Community Affairs Officer Gary Poggiali has watched 120 officers accept their “Cops of the Month” awards from the back of the room. Now he has plenty of plaques to call his own. Community leaders gave a final salute to the retiring, beloved cop with an armful of plaques and an earful of […]
Councilmember-elect Paul Vallone has picked the team he’ll take to City Hall in January, The Courier has learned. The seven-member staff consists mostly of longtime supporters and includes two former employees of Queens elected officials and the aunt of a local assemblymember. “These are people who believed in me five years ago, when I first […]
So-called “selfies” should be protected by law in New York, legislators across the state are demanding. Three bills aimed at criminalizing “revenge porn” — or the act of posting sexual photos of ex-partners online out of vengeance — will soon be introduced in the State Legislature. The proposed legislation comes on the heels of a […]
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 […]
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janet McEneaney works as an attorney, arbitrator and mediator and is a professor on the adjunct faculty at New York University, where she teaches law and business subjects, in addition to her work with the community. After experiencing some neighborhood problems shortly after McEneaney arrived in Bayside, she began a civic association. In […]
The state is set to begin notifying community boards when cleanups of contaminated land are planned in their areas. Governor Andrew Cuomo recently approved a bill that would make the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) responsible for alerting community boards of brownfield site cleanups. Quoting Public Law, the DEC defines a brownfield as “any […]
Sports fans and good Samaritans can help save lives and earn free game tickets at the same time by donating at local blood drives. Give blood and enter for a chance to win Super Bowl tickets The Warren Ackermann Memorial Blood Drive will take place at Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue and Woodhaven […]
A beloved Bayside Beacon program has survived yet another year of budget cuts. The City Council fully restored next year’s funding to the after-school enrichment program at M.S. 158 Marie Curie. It was slated for closure, just as it was last year when the Department of Youth and Community Development tried to shut down seven […]