Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder to launch mobile office tour


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder is once again taking his office on the road. “I understand residents don’t always have the time to drop by my district offices, especially as they rebuild after Sandy, which is why I’m bringing my office to them,” Goldfeder said. The Assemblymember and his office will launch their mobile office tour across […]

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Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder sworn in


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan. Senator Charles Schumer formally swore Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder into office.

Newly-elected Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder was formally sworn into office on Sunday, November 6 in a ceremony attended by dozens of locals and elected officials, including Senator Charles Schumer. Goldfeder succeeds former Assemblymember Audrey Pheffer — who resigned from the seat to become Queens County Clerk — in the 23rd Assembly District. He won 54 percent […]

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Assemblymember Goldfeder announces Summer Reading Challenge


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder

Kids can keep their minds sharp this summer with another chapter of the state Assembly’s Summer Reading Challenge. The program looks to beat the “summer slide” in which kids may not keep up with reading while school’s out. Sponsored by Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, this year’s theme is “Dig into reading” for children; for tweens it’s […]

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Goldfeder asks DOT for rail money


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

As part of his push for better transit in south Queens, Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder has asked the state to grant federal money that otherwise won’t be used, in an effort to restore the Rockaway Beach LIRR line. Goldfeder requested $29 million from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) for a rail line that […]

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Goldfeder asks MTA for help


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

One local official is asking for assistance from the MTA in an effort to improve a neighborhood for its residents. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder sent a letter to MTA Chairman Joe Lhota in the hopes of bringing his attention to issues in West Hamilton Beach, including noise pollution caused by the subway that runs alongside 104th […]

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DSNY and Goldfeder update Community Board 10


| nkarimi@queenscourier.com

Bring on the snow. During the last meeting of the year for Community Board 10, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) said they were ready for the winter weather and any blizzard it may bring. According to DSNY Deputy Commissioner Vito Turso, last year’s snow storm on December 26 stopped the city for […]

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Take a first look at new interior of Sandy-wrecked Peninsula library as construction is set to begin soon


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Renderings courtesy of Queens Library

The long chapter of devastation is coming to an end for the Peninsula library in Rockaway Beach. The building on Beach 92nd Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard was “the hardest hit” library in the borough by Hurricane Sandy, according to a Queens Library spokeswoman, and has yet to reopen after nearly two years.

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Residents ask for parking lines along Lindenwood streets


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

More than 100 cars can be parked nose-first adjacent to the Belt Parkway on 157th Avenue between 77th and 80th streets, but that number is often reduced because there are no marked parking spaces

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Parks Dept. says no to changing tree program despite complaints from Howard Beach residents


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Gabriella Licata

The Parks Department rejected Howard Beach residents’ plea of changing the system of planting trees in the neighborhood, known as the one million tree initiative.

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Howard Beach Staples to close at end of May


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Roger Gendron

The only Staples in Howard Beach is closing at the end of this month. The store put signs up announcing the closure last week but there will be none of the usual sales fanfare, according to the workers at the Cross Bay Boulevard location.

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