In his bid to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, former City Comptroller John Liu picked up another round of support from local congressional members. Liu received endorsements from congress members Grace Meng, Gregory Meeks and Joseph Crowley.
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A new mixed-use, residential and commercial $225 million building with hundreds of units is planned for Downtown Jamaica near the AirTrain, officials said.
Following the threat of significantly raised flood insurance rates, the Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would ensure residents in flood zones get a chance at a reasonable premium.
Councilmember Daneek Miller is “rolling up his sleeves” and taking the ball into his own hands, creating partnerships throughout the southeast Queens community to form one voice for City Hall.
As we enter 2014, The Queens Courier asked our elected officials: “What do you hope to accomplish for your constituents in 2014?”
The death of former South African President and Nobel Prize Peace winner Nelson Mandela at age 95 last week resonated around the world as people reflected on his legacy. His impact was felt by local leaders in Queens, some of whom met the influential leader.
Flood zone residents can rest easy for now ‑ as impending increases in flood insurance have been put on the backburner. Congressmembers Gregory Meeks and Hakeem Jeffries co-sponsored the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Care Act of 2013, legislation meant to address the flood insurance rate increase and “keep residents from being priced out of our [...]
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 [...]
Ferry service between the Rockaways and Manhattan has been extended yet again, all the way through to next year, January 31, said Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday. This is the third extension for the water travel service, which most recently was pushed through the summer to Labor Day. Since its initial launch in November post-Sandy, [...]
From television to the streets to social media, people all over the nation — and the borough — are reacting to the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. The trial against Zimmerman in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin lasted roughly three weeks. In the end, on Saturday, July 13, the defendant was acquitted [...]