New State Regent is from Hollis Hills


By Queens Courier Staff

Lester W. Young (left), of Hollis Hills, is the latest member of the New York State Board of Regents. The Jamaica High School graduate is currently an associate professor at Long Island University’s Graduate School of Education. His nomination was seconded by Assemblymember Mark Weprin (right) who also lives in Hollis Hills, and is a […]

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David Weprin won’t run for brother’s City Council seat


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Assemblyman David Weprin ruled out a run last week for the City Council seat that his brother, Mark Weprin, will vacate soon in order to become Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s deputy secretary of legislative affairs, according to a spokesperson for the assemblyman.

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Councilman Weprin to leave seat for Cuomo administration


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Councilman Mark Weprin gave his two weeks notice to the people of his district Monday, as he announced his departure from the City Council to take a job with Gov. Andrew Cuom

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More honorees named for Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day march


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Photos courtesy of Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade committee

Keeping with this year’s theme of honoring the sacrifice of Vietnam War veterans, organizers of the annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade have added five men who fought in the decade-long conflict to its slate of honorees at this May’s march.

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Health Department to treat parts of Queens against West Nile


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Images Courtesy of NYC Department of Health

On Tuesday, Aug. 19, the Health Department will treat parts of Queens to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of West Nile virus.

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Community Board 7 votes to name park after fallen fire marshal


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Photo courtesy Randall Wilson

Community Board 7 voted Monday to name a playground in Fort Totten after Martin “Woody” McHale, 50, who died of a heart attack in his car Christmas Eve 2012.

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Queens precinct ramps up speeding enforcement to meet ‘Vision Zero’


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Lead-footed drivers in the 111th Precinct will have to ease up on the gas soon or get a ticket. The precinct plans to ramp up speeding enforcement and make sure motorists yield to pedestrians.

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Community Board 11 elects Christine Haider as new chair


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Community Board 11 ushered in a new era with a swift election Monday night. The board bid farewell to its longtime leader, Jerry Iannece, and unanimously voted in Christine Haider to take his place as chair.

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Queens teen comes in second on ‘Jeopardy!’ College Championship


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Photo courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Queens whiz kid Laurie Beckoff came in a little short Tuesday in her match-up on Jeopardy’s College Championship. The 19-year-old from Hollis Hills was the runner-up, amongst two other young geniuses, with a grand total of $13,400.

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Queens teen to compete Tuesday in ‘Jeopardy!’ College Championship


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Photo courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

A teen whiz from Queens will put her brains and button-smashing reflexes to the test Tuesday, when she competes in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship. Laurie Beckoff, 19, will vie against 15 other young geniuses nationwide Feb.11 for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the next Tournament of Champions.

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Community Board 11 to lose longtime leader, elect new chair


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Community Board 11 will bid farewell to Jerry Iannece, who is term-limited due to the board’s bylaws. An election to replace him will take place March 3.

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2013 general election guide


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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As the clock ticks closer to the general election on Tuesday, November 5, The Courier, in our continuing election coverage, brings you our voters’ guide. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Be sure to cast your ballot for mayor, public advocate, city comptroller, borough president, city council and even judges. According to the Board […]

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