Supporting the Police Athletic League


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

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When I was raising my four children and working at the same time, I always worried about what they were doing after school. Guilt was part of my everyday. But when they were engaged in after school programs I knew they were safe and I could relax. So when I was invited to a fund […]

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Port Authority orders airlines to raise wages, give paid holiday to airport workers


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ File Photo

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Director Patrick Foye has ordered the CEOs of Delta, JetBlue, American and United airlines to immediately raise wages and make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday for the 8,000 contracted workers at John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports.

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32 arrested during civil disobedience at LaGuardia Airport as workers call for better treatment


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Katelyn Di Salvo

Wendy Arellano, a single mother of two from Corona, holds three jobs to try to make it through the months. She makes $8 an hour working at LaGuardia Airport and has now stood up to make her voice heard.

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Honoring African-Americans who paved the way


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy St. John’s Archives

When Carl Fields walked the halls of St. John’s there weren’t many other blacks enrolled in the school, but they were welcomed equally to the university. Fields, who was part of the class of 1942, shone brightly on the track team and in the classroom. He graduated with his bachelor’s in English and social science, […]

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Bring back the draft


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In my humble opinion, I think it is about time to bring back the draft. We are now involved in two wars and maybe three if you consider our activities in Libya. We now have many of our young men and women out of work and some are getting in trouble with the law. A […]

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Caribbeat: Enduring legacy of canal ‘Diggers’


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More than 20 years ago, filmmaker Roman Foster exercised tremendous foresight by interviewing and filming a very special group of senior citizens - some of the Caribbean workers recruited to build the mammoth Panama Canal in the early 1900s. His resulting documentary “Diggers,” which aired nationally on PBS in 1985, continues to amaze audiences today […]

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Meeks’ Annual Awards Recognition Gala


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Congressmember Gregory Meeks hosted an annual awards recognition gala with keynote speaker Governor Eliot Spitzer and guest speaker Congressmember Charles Rangel. This year’s honorees were State Senator Malcolm Smith, Dr. Marcia Keizs, Shango Blake, Roger Scotland, Anessha Jacko, Robert Crooms, Cornelia Taylor and Rashford Mendes.

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Crowley joins Ways & Means Committee


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

When the Democrats take control of Congress next month, Queens will have a representative on the powerful Ways and Means Committee as officials have announced that Congressmember Joseph Crowley would serve on the influential committee. Manhattan Congressmember Charles Rangel will chair the committee, which plays a pivotal role overseeing revenue related to issues such as […]

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Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo via Twitter/@BillThompsonNYC

Bill Thompson vowed to stay in the mayor’s race Thursday night despite mounting pressure to drop his bid before a runoff can be decided. He made the statement after reportedly meeting with key supporters, including Congressmembers Gregory Meeks, Hakeem Jeffries and Charles Rangel. According to unofficial results, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio received 40.3 percent […]

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Low voter turnout propels some candidates to victory


| dbrennan@queenscourier.com

It was all about turnout. Or lack thereof. It was quite shocking to me how few people turned out to vote, even for a race in June. But alas there are winners and losers. Assemblymember Grace Meng declared victory before she won. Meng came out to accept her win in the Democratic primary for Congress, […]

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In hotly-contested primaries, Jeffries-Barron stands out


| dbrennan@queenscourier.com

We are bearing down on important congressional primary races next week, with new districts, courtesy of the 2010 census and the feds. In Queens, there is, as we’ve been closely following, a four-way race between Assemblymembers Rory Lancman and Grace Meng, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Dr. Robert Mittman. In Manhattan and the Bronx, a New […]

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Will Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drain the swamp?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

One can judge a person’s character by the company they keep. Even with Democratic Congress member Charles Rangel’s 13 count indictment, the following fellow Democrat’s continue standing by his side. Governor Paterson, Senator’s Schumer and Gillibrand, Attorney General and candidate for Governor Cuomo, Comptroller DiNapoli, Senate majority leader Smith, Senate leader Sampson, Speaker Silver, NYC […]

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Will Deomcratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drain the swamp?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

One can judge a person’s character by the company they keep. Even with Democratic Congress member Charles Rangel’s 13 count indictment, the following fellow Democrat’s continue standing by his side. Governor Paterson, Senator’s Schumer and Gillibrand, Attorney General and candidate for Governor Cuomo, Comptroller DiNapoli, Senate majority leader Smith, Senate leader Sampson, Speaker Silver, NYC […]

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ELECTED OFFICIALS


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Helen Marshall Queens Borough President 120-55 Queens Blvd. Kew Gardens, NY 11424 718-286-3000 www.queensbp.org Michael Bloomberg New York City Mayor City Hall New York, NY 10007 311 Fax: 212-788-8123 http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html Richard Brown Queens District Attorney 125-01 Queens Boulevard Kew Gardens, New York 11415 (718) 286-6000 www.queensda.org Gary Ackerman (D) U.S. Congressmember, District 5 218-14 Northern […]

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