Councilmember Richards refuses bribe to support liquor store near Springfield Gardens school


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

A would-be business owner was recently busted for attempting to bribe a southeast Queens pol, according to officials. Tarsem Singh applied to open a liquor store on North Conduit Avenue, right across the street from Springfield Gardens High School. The proposal was heavily opposed by Councilmember Donovan Richards and the Springfield Gardens community. “Our children […]

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Queens councilmembers score high on environmental report cards


| mchan@queenscourier.com

The scores are in — and Queens councilmembers have fared well above average in their most recent environmental report cards. According to the New York City League of Conservation Voters’ (NYLCV) annual “Environmental Scorecard,” a record number of 22 out of 50 councilmembers achieved perfect scores. Queens, the runner-up borough, trailed the Manhattan delegation — […]

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Van Bramer honors Bryant’s perfect season


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A local girls’ basketball team received top honors after an amazing end to a stellar – and flawless – season. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer awarded the Lady Owls at William C. Bryant High School in Long Island City with a proclamation honoring the team’s 14-0 division record and 20-0 overall record. Head Coach Jimmy Exarhos […]

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Van Bramer shoots hoops with teams


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Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Sunnyside’s Saint Raphael’s and Woodside’s Corpus Christi youth basketball leagues to shoot some hoops with the youngsters during halftime at their winter games on Saturday, December 18. Van Bramer secured funding to both leagues this year, which has helped reduce registration fees and provide uniforms for the future NBA and […]

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