Elizabeth Delaney, stepdaughter of Assemblymember Michael DenDekker, passed away


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Elizabeth Delaney, daughter of Angela DenDekker and stepdaughter of Assemblymember Michael DenDekker, passed away on Sunday, March 11. She was 27. Arrangements were handled by the Edward Lynch Funeral Home in Long Island City. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Fatima Church in East Elmhurst. In lieu of flowers, the family has […]

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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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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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Pols call for law change after driver with suspended license fatally strikes Woodside boy


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Local elected officials are calling for a change in the law to prevent another child, like 8-year-old Noshat Nahian, from losing their life.

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Fundraiser for beaten delivery man


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Community members and elected officials came out recently to show support for the victim of a savage beating in Jackson Heights. City Councilmembers Daniel Dromm and Julissa Ferreras, Assemblymember Michael Den Dekker, and City Comptroller John Liu hosted a fundraiser for Victor Mejia de los Santos, a pizza delivery person for Due Franky’s Pizzeria, who […]

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Fundraiser for beaten delivery man


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Community members and elected officials came out recently to show support for the victim of a savage beating in Jackson Heights. City Councilmembers Daniel Dromm and Julissa Ferreras, Assemblymember Michael Den Dekker, and City Comptroller John Liu hosted a fundraiser for Victor Mejia de los Santos, a pizza delivery person for Due Franky’s Pizzeria, who […]

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Heroes of 9/11 remembered


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Candle lights illuminated the street at dusk and provided a reverent remembrance during the annual candlelight memorial service in honor of September 11 first responders. “We the American people are morally obligated to never forget,” said Rosemarie Poveromo, president of the United Community Civic Association. The annual candlelight memorial service was held on Tuesday, September […]

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Queens pols hold coat drive with nonprofit New York Cares


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Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Costa Constantinides' Office

With the winter still in full force, a group of elected officials are making sure those in need across the city are staying warm.

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Costa Constantinides wins City Council District 22 race


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

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 […]

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Endorsement roundup


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

MAYOR The Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens and the National Latino Officers Association endorsed Comptroller John Liu. The Uniformed Firefighters Association and Livery Base Owners Association endorsed Bill Thompson. Councilmembers Stephen Levin, Michael Nelson, Mark Weprin and James Gennaro endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.   PUBLIC ADVOCATE Cathy Guerriero recently secured backing […]

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Endorsement roundup


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

MAYOR United Federation of Teachers, The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators endorsed Bill Thompson. Assemblymembers Edward Braunstein, Michael DenDekker, Aravella Simotas, Catherine Nolan, Margeret Markey, David Weprin, Michael Simanowitz, Andrew Hevesi and Francisco Moya endorsed Christine Quinn. Teamsters Joint Council 16 endorsed Christine Quinn.   BOROUGH PRESIDENT The Working Families Party endorsed Melinda Katz. […]

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Recent hate crimes spur return to old ideals


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The document itself may be over 300 years old, but the message it conveys is timeless. Public officials united to breathe life back into the Flushing Remonstrance — a historic petition dated back to 1657 when Peter Stuyvesant and a group of citizens protested prohibitions against religious freedom — in light of recent anti-Semitic vandalisms […]

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Reward offered for swastika perp


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Photos Courtesy of Councilmember Daniel Dromm

The neighboring communities of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst are battling back against a string of hate crimes that recently rocked the region’s residents. Beginning the night of November 2 and extending into the early hours of November 3, swastikas were drawn at three locations across the area — on the facades of the Jackson Heights […]

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