Queens Borough President Melinda Katz sworn in by Mayor de Blasio


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THE COURIER/Photo by Mike DiBartolomeo

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was officially sworn into office Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Katz creates campaign team for Queens borough president run


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THE COURIER/File photo

She’s already held two political seats in Queens, and now Melinda Katz is eyeing a third. Katz, who formerly served as assemblymember and councilmember, confirmed she would be running for borough president next year — throwing her hat into the ring with potentials like Councilmember Peter Vallone. Katz said she was organizing a campaign team, […]

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NYHQ celebrates life


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Curtis Sliwa, radio personality and founder of the Guardian Angels, recalled being shot four times in 1992, then he told of his more recent struggle — prostate cancer. Sliwa was the keynote speaker at the New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) Celebration of Life, which sought to bring together cancer survivors who were once patients of […]

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Wonderful women honored


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Wonderful women honored For the 10th year we celebrated the talented and devoted “Top Women in Business” in Queens. Sixteen of the women we previously honored were inducted into our newly-created “Hall of Fame.” Their gift was a rhinestone pin of interlocking hearts. I found it and immediately realized it was a perfect pin for […]

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The ‘Stars’ were shining


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

(C)Arthur DeGaeta 2011

The stars were really all around me on March 25, both on the ground and in the sky. It was our first Rising Star event in Brooklyn to celebrate successful men and women under 40 through our Brooklyn newspapers, the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator. It was a picture-perfect night and we gathered the 40 […]

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Conventionally speaking . . .


| dbrennan@queenscourier.com


                Let’s be honest. Conventions are boring. Really boring. Even to us political junkies.             We political reporters have endured a few of them recently, including the state Democrat and Republican gatherings.             At least at the national conventions, you can fill down-time by doing mindless things like interviewing celebrities.    […]

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Republican Rally


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At last week’s John McCain Rally at the Queens County Republican Party Headquarters were (from left to right) Queens Chair Phil Ragusa, District Leader Eric Ulrich, 77 WABC Radio Host Curtis Sliwa, and District Leader Jane Deacy.

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Young Republicans meet


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The Queens County Young Republicans held their spring cocktail party recently at the Woodhaven House, on Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park, with group president Rich Alicea as master of ceremonies. Guest speakers were Curtis Sliwa of the Guardian Angels, Red Apple CEO and possible mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis and good-government advocate Michael Ricatto of Better […]

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G-COP shows Canadians graffiti tactics


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The 104th Precinct/Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol (G-COP) has been battling graffiti in several areas of Queens for years, but recently G-COP officials had the opportunity to share their knowledge with officials from far outside of the city - Halifax, Nova Scotia. Three Canadian officials along with Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa and City Councilmembers Melinda […]

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Pervert sought in attempted child-rape


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Flushing residents, members of the Guardian Angels and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) turned up the heat on a pervert who attempted to sexually assault a 7-year-old girl in a neighbor’s driveway, by distributing wanted posters and posting a $2,000 reward. The unidentified girl was reportedly riding a scooter on the sidewalk near […]

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Aumenta la violencia escolar en Queens


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Nuevos ataques de pandillas juveniles mantienen preocupada a la comunidad Por Marcela Álvarez “Señorita, lo único que yo pido es justicia para mi muchacho, y para que no le ocurra a otros niños. De verdad, debe haber m¡s seguridad en la escuela, que haya m¡s cooperaci“n entre todos”. As-, evitando las l¡grimas, se expres“ Beatriz […]

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Guardian Angels head to South America


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As part of an initiative to bring more anti-gang education overseas, the Guardian Angels announced that they will found and visit chapters in Argentina, Peru and Uruguay - with the aim of educating local residents about the group and crime-fighting tactics before they emigrant to the United States, particularly to Queens. Since 1979, when the […]

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Corona girl's death draws vows of patrols


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Days after Corona resident Genesis Regalado, 11, was shot and killed playing outside her home on 99th Street, Assemblyman Jose Peralta, the Guardian Angels and other community leaders joined the Regalado family outside their home vowing to increase patrols in the area to make sure another tragedy like this does not occur. A bullet allegedly […]

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