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Bill could delay flood insurance hikes for Sandy victims
Bill could delay flood insurance hikes for Sandy victims
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/04/2013 at 2:43PM

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 [...]

Government shutdown: What it means
Government shutdown: What it means
Politics Queens Courier Staff 10/01/2013 at 4:49PM

ANGY ALTAMIRANO, CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND LIAM LA GUERRE  The government has shut down for the first time in nearly two decades, leaving Americans wondering about the exact short- and long-term effects. The shutdown resulted from a congressional stalemate over the federal budget. The Republican-led House tried to defund and delay the Affordable Care Act, but [...]

Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters
Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/13/2013 at 9:45AM

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 [...]

Endorsement roundup
Politics Queens Courier Staff 8/30/2013 at 10:57AM

MAYOR Christine Quinn was endorsed by the New York Daily News, the New York Times and the New York Post. Joe Lhota was endorsed by the New York Times, New York Post and The Sephardic Community Federation for the Republican primary. Bill Thompson was endorsed by Assemblymember Dov Hikind, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, and Councilmembers Robert [...]

Zimmerman verdict reaction felt from Florida to Queens
News Maggie Hayes 7/16/2013 at 2:13PM

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 [...]

South Queens residents seek help at post-Sandy town hall
South Queens residents seek help at post-Sandy town hall
South Maggie Hayes 7/01/2013 at 2:54PM

Carl Teresa drained his retirement savings to pay for Sandy home damages and is tired of getting the runaround from city and state agencies, he said. Eight months after the storm, south Queens is still not whole, and Teresa said he is just one of many still struggling. Homeowners gathered at a town hall forum [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/01/2013 at 7:09AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 79. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72. [...]

Rockaway Beach line restoration gets federal support
Rockaway Beach line restoration gets federal support
South Terence M. Cullen 3/26/2013 at 3:19PM

Proposed revival of the Rockaway Beach LIRR Line has gotten some federal backing. Congressmembers Hakeem Jeffries and Gregory Meeks are all-aboard for restoring the 50-year-defunct line in a new form, which would effectively link Rego Park to Ozone Park via mass transit. Together with Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, they have sent a letter to U.S. Transportation [...]