New Queens Councilmembers have clear ideas


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Queens is sending six new Councilmembers to City Hall – four Democrats and two Republicans – who want to make their mark on government. Here’s what they said are their goals: Dan Halloran, District 19 (Auburndale, Bayside, Bay Terrace, Beechhurst, College Point, Whitestone, Robinwood; parts of Flushing, Douglaston, Little Neck) Halloran’s sights are set on […]

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Dromm rolls in Jackson Heights


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The residents of District 25 have decisively elected Democrat Daniel Dromm, the openly gay son of Irish immigrants, to the City Council. Election night results show that Dromm defeated his Republican/Independent/Conservative opponent Mujib Rahman by a margin of 75 percent to 25 percent or 9,702 to 3,306 votes. Dromm, 53, will now represent some of […]

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Famous Famiglia opens at Jackson Heights subway station


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Famous Famiglia pizzeria opened its doors on Monday, December 9 at the subway station on 75th Street and Roosevelt Avenue together with local elected officials, family and friends. The pizza chain beat out a total of 12 other proposals which vied to call the vacant 4,000-square-foot space home in 2010, after the MTA advertised a new request for proposals. Famous Famiglia won and signed a lease in 2011.

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Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to […]

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