Senator Charles Schumer introduces ‘Avonte’s Law’


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Senator Charles Schumer's Office

A day after autistic teen Avonte Oquendo was laid to rest, one politician announced legislation that could help prevent a similar tragedy from happening.

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Sen. Schumer, what was he thinking?


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Residents of Bayside, Little Neck, Douglaston and Auburndale have for two years been living under the terrible noise of the new take-off route out of LaGuardia Airport called the TENIS Climb. Planes fly low and often and create noise that precludes outdoor conversations, and even [indoor conversations through] open windows. Moreover, the expectation is that […]

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Senator Schumer’s Port Authority reforms


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Senator Charles Schumer’s seven point plan for reform of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows chutzpah.  Consider these talking points. Schumer calls on the Authority to stop spending money on projects which take away from its basic mission and transportation.  Since his election to the Senate in 1998, he has been […]

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Schumer calls for program providing voluntary tracking devices for autistic kids


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

It’s been a month since Avonte Oquendo was last seen leaving his Long Island City school. Now, one politician is proposing a program that could help prevent another child from going missing. Senator Charles Schumer has called for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to both create and fund a program which would provide voluntary tracking […]

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Political Roundup: Schumer backs Vallone


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Senator Schumer endorses Paul Vallone  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer endorsed City Council candidate Paul Vallone for the District 19 seat on Monday. “I have known the Vallone family for decades and their respected name and commitment to public service have made the people of Queens proud to call them their own,” Schumer said. Vallone was recently […]

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Senator Schumer endorses de Blasio, Staten Island Borough President Molinaro backs Lhota


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Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota both received endorsements from New York electeds Friday. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced he was supporting fellow Democrat de Blasio in the race for mayor, saying he “will be a progressive mayor with an economic growth agenda that will lift all boats.” “New York needs big, bold ideas to […]

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Schumer pushes for expanded ferry service to Astoria


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Photo courtesy of NY Waterway

Senator Charles Schumer has asked the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to prioritize funding to bring the East River Ferry to Astoria, the Upper East Side and Brooklyn Bridge Park. “The East River Ferry expansion project can become a ‘Nerd Boat’ that connects our rapidly-expanding tech hubs like Dumbo and […]

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Is Senator Schumer still a real friend of Israel?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

You can tell a person’s character by the company they keep and past statements they have made. President Obama’s Secretary of Defense former Vietnam Veteran and United States Senator Chuck Hagel is an honorable American who has served his nation both at war and peace. Yet Hagel must take responsibility and be judged by his past […]

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Schumer pushes for co-op, condo Sandy relief


| mchan@queenscourier.com

New York’s senior senator has joined the ranks of leaders pushing for relief to storm-damaged co-ops and condos. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last Wednesday asking the agency to establish Sandy relief program guidelines for co-ops and condos. Co-op and condo owners currently […]

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Schumer endorses Addabbo for re-election


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THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M. Cullen

With only 19 days until the general election and just hours before back-to-back debates, Senator Charles Schumer endorsed State Senator Joseph Addabbo for his third term in Albany as he faces what’s been referred to as the most contested race in Queens. “The same sweet smile that his father had, he has,” Schumer said at […]

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Pols push for improvements to Charles Park


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THE COURIER/photo by Mike DiBartolomeo

Piles of trash in tall grass are just yards away from baseball fields where the pitcher’s mounds have nearly leveled with home plate. Behind home plate, there are cracks in the sidewalks that are overgrown with grass and weeds. Not much further from this scene is a picnic table, worn from years of use. These […]

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Senator Chuck Schumer headlines Courier’s ‘Power Breakfast’


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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It was all about jobs this past Friday when Senator Charles Schumer headlined The Queens Courier’s third “Power Breakfast.” In front of a packed house at Long Island City’s Water’s Edge Restaurant, Schumer gave a keynote speech about job growth in Queens, and answered questions from a panel of industry leaders. The event was hosted […]

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Have breakfast with Senator Chuck Schumer at the Queens Courier Power Breakfast


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

State Senator Charles Schumer will be the featured guest and keynote speaker at the next Queens Courier Power Networking Breakfast. The breakfast will be on Friday, June 8 at the Water’s Edge Restaurant in Long Island City, just across the East River and overlooking the Manhattan skyline. The long-time political leader will be available for […]

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Queens Courier to host Power Breakfast with Senator Chuck Schumer


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Chuck Schumer

Senator Charles Schumer will be the featured guest and keynote speaker at the next Queens Courier Power Networking Breakfast. The breakfast will be on Friday, June 8 at the Water’s Edge Restaurant in Long Island City, just across the East River and overlooking the Manhattan skyline. The long-time political leader will be available for a […]

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Schumer seeks to deactivate stolen cell phones


By Queens Courier Staff

Senator Charles Schumer has called for cell phone companies to deactivate stolen cell phones – making them harder to sell on the black market. According to the New York Police Department, almost half of all property thefts in New York City are related to cell phones. “The use of iPhones and smart phones is exploding, […]

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