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Newtown Creek sludge project nearing completion
Newtown Creek sludge project nearing completion
Southwest Queens Courier Staff 4/22/2014 at 6:00PM

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is celebrating the end of a month-long project in Newtown Creek that, if successful, will eventually make the water running through Ridgewood, Maspeth and Greenpoint much more inviting.

Michael Kawochka
Michael Kawochka
Michael Kawochka 4/21/2014 at 1:18PM

Life-long New Yorker and Brooklyn native, Michael Kawochka has had a few careers, all of them successful. Customer service has been the common thread sewing them all together. Whether as an award winning account executive at NYC’s #1 public relations agency, or as a project manager at the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, Michael has always [...]

A whirlwind week of celebrations
A whirlwind week of celebrations
Victoria's Secrets Victoria Schneps 4/18/2014 at 2:37PM

The season of celebrations of community leaders is in full swing and I had the privilege of a “front row” seat at many this past week. It began with the mayor coming to the Queens Museum, where I serve on the board that is led by Peter Meyer, to announce that our executive director Tom Finkelpearl has been appointed Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, an [...]

Victoria’s Secrets
Victoria’s Secrets
Victoria Schneps 4/18/2014 at 2:36PM

As founder in 1985 of Schneps Communications,Victoria Schnepsis Publisher/CEO of groups of weekly community newspapers in Queens and Brooklyn. The Queens Courier and Brooklyn Home Reporter and Spectator. They also publish El Correo de Queens, and monthly pubs including Queens Business, the Long Island City Courier, North Shore Towers Courier, LeHavre Courier and Aspire. Inspired [...]

De Blasio announces Sandy recovery overhaul
De Blasio announces Sandy recovery overhaul
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/17/2014 at 3:08PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major overhaul to speed up Sandy recovery Thursday, along with the release of a detailed report on the city’s response to the storm.