Search Results for Assemblymember Aravella Simotas

Op-ed: Make traffic safety a priority
News Op-Ed 2/01/2014 at 2:10PM

The 21st Street corridor between Queens Plaza and 20th Avenue has always been notorious for pedestrian fatalities. It serves as a conduit between the Queensboro and Robert F. Kennedy Bridges, resulting in cars, trucks, and other heavy vehicles using the street to move quickly between these two points.

A week of losses
A week of losses
Victoria's Secrets Victoria Schneps 1/10/2014 at 11:51AM

It was a sad January 2 when I got the call that cherished friend Gloria Aloise, who had been ill for several years, lost her battle with Parkinson’s disease. But it was a shock when I got the call that my beautiful friend Georgiana Reese-Benatti had lost her beloved Ray, who suffered a massive heart [...]

Op-ed: The western Queens renaissance: A burgeoning community on the rise
Opinion Op-Ed 12/02/2013 at 12:20PM

ASSEMBLYMEMBER ARAVELLA SIMOTAS At its core, western Queens is a community built by small businesses. From the time the Steinway brothers built their first factory in the U.S. in 1853 to the television and film production and high-tech enterprises we see flourishing today, this part of New York City is firmly grounded in innovation and [...]

Queens pols get big laughs at ‘Legislative Acts’ show
Queens pols get big laughs at ‘Legislative Acts’ show
Politics Queens Courier Staff 11/24/2013 at 8:14PM

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 [...]

Costa Constantinides wins City Council District 22 race
Costa Constantinides wins City Council District 22 race
News Angy Altamirano 11/06/2013 at 12:19AM

Costa Constantinides is making history and will now serve the community he has called home his whole life. The lifelong Astoria resident has been elected to fill Peter Vallone Jr.’s seat in City Council District 22 and represent Astoria, Long Island City and parts of Jackson Heights. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, he [...]

Astoria celebrates Italian heritage at 36th Annual Christopher Columbus Day Parade
Astoria celebrates Italian heritage at 36th Annual Christopher Columbus Day Parade
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 10/14/2013 at 3:11PM

Astoria got together this past weekend to celebrate the 36th Annual Christopher Columbus Day Parade. On Saturday, October 12, together with Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., former Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and other local officials, the procession marched from 34th Avenue down to Astoria Boulevard and 33rd Street. The Grand Marshal of the [...]