Incumbent Assemblymembers hold seats


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As usual, there were few surprises as all of the incumbent Assemblymembers were re-elected to return to Albany.   Democrats who had no opponents and retained their Assembly included Grace Meng in District 22, Rory Lancman in District 25, Nettie Mayersohn in District 27, William Scarborough in District 29, Michelle Titus in District 31, Vivian […]

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Incumbent Assemblymembers hold seats


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As usual, there were few surprises as all of the incumbent Assemblymembers were re-elected to return to Albany.   Democrats who had no opponents and retained their Assembly included Grace Meng in District 22, Rory Lancman in District 25, Nettie Mayersohn in District 27, William Scarborough in District 29, Michelle Titus in District 31, Vivian […]

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Nolan recognizes Girl Scouts


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Girl Scout Troops take pride in giving back to the community, and Troop #4215 has certainly done that. Assemblymember Catherine Nolan recently congratulated the Long Island City Troop their hard work and dedication during their "Everything Drive" with Hour Children. Nolan and Executive Director and Co-Founder of Hour Children Sister Tesa (center) recently recognized members […]

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Nolan honors Queens Regents Rep


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Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, Chair of the Education Committee, gathered with leaders in Albany to announce the re-election of Dr. Geraldine Chapey, and the election of Dr. Lester Young and Dr. Betty Rosa to the New York State Board of Regents. “The addition of Betty Rosa and Lester Young as well as the return of Geraldine […]

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Pols call for redesign of Queensboro Bridge exit ramp after deadly accident


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Senator Michael Gianaris' Office

Following a series of accidents at the same site in 2011, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and Assemblymember Catherine Nolan sent a letter to the DOT demanding the redesign the ramp and continue to improve temporary safety measures.

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Maspeth school renamed in honor of Geraldine Ferraro


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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

A Maspeth elementary school is paying tribute to a trailblazer. Public School 290 has been renamed the Geraldine A. Ferraro Campus in honor of the first female vice presidential candidate and three-term U.S. congressmember. She passed away in 2011. The A.C.E. Academy for Scholars will open on the new campus in September of next year. […]

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Science extension connects LIC high schools


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan

Two Long Island City schools have great chemistry. At a Thursday, October 18 ceremony, Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott cut the ribbon to open the science-oriented extension connecting Middle College High School and International High School at LaGuardia College in Long Island City. Joined by Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, Middle College High […]

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The Center for the Women of New York celebrates 25 years


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

The Courier/Photos

The Center for the Women of New York hosted its 25th anniversary luncheon at the Douglaston Manor and Golf Club. The event honored “Woman of Distinction” Matilda Raffa Cuomo, former First Lady of New York State; Community Service awardee Assemblymember Catherine Nolan; Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley; Catherine Glover, Esq., NYS Democratic State Committeewoman; Sasha Greene, LMSW, […]

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Long Island City strip club denied liquor license


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Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer

            Instead of “take it off,” Long Island City is shouting, “shut it down!”             After rallying in front of a local strip club to block its opening, L.I.C. residents and officals got their wish as the club, Gypsy rose, was denied a liquor license by the State Liquor Authority on January 18.             Councilmember […]

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Clean up of Newtown Creek investigated


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of The Queens Courier

Indifference to filth and pollution for over a century has mutated Newtown Creek into more of a beast than a beauty. Beginning in the mid-1800s, contaminants were spewed into Newtown Creek by more than 50 refineries that called the waterway home, including sawmills, lumber and coal yards, fertilizer and glue factories, petrochemical plants and oil […]

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Investigate clean up of Newtown Creek


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Congressmember Carolyn Maloney

Indifference to filth and pollution for over a century has mutated Newtown Creek into more of a beast than a beauty. Beginning in the mid-1800s, contaminants were spewed into Newtown Creek by more than 50 refineries that called the waterway home, including sawmills, lumber and coal yards, fertilizer and glue factories, petrochemical plants and oil […]

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Long Island City DOG RUN fetches upgrades


| amanning@queenscourier.com

Tails are wagging as renovations are underway at the Vernon Boulevard Dog Run in Long Island City. Major improvements are being made to enhance the look and safety of the dog run. Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer partnered with the New York State Department of Parks and Dog Owner […]

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Long Island City dog run groomed


| smosco@queenscourier.com

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A place to meet and socialize is important for members from all Queens communities – even four-legged ones. That is why elected officials and community leaders transformed a once “ruff” looking dog run into one that canines will agree is through the “roof.” “This is great. There is so much more space,” said Mitzi Copeland, […]

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Court Square complex worth the long wait


| smosco@queenscourier.com

After years of confusing transfers and subpar facilities, a subway complex in Long Island City received a long overdue facelift. Community leaders joined MTA officials in marking the expansion of the new Court Square Subway Station Complex. The project links the G line station at Long Island City-Court Square with Court Square Station on the […]

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