As President of the Friends of the Lefrak City Library and a member of the community, I want to publicly thank state Sen. Jose Peralta for resolving an important community concern by helping us secure a crossing guard for our school children at the very busy and dangerous intersection of Horace Harding Expressway and Junction [...]
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It’s been more than four years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage. Hard-working families are doing all they can to make ends meet during the worst economy of our lifetime – but through no fault of their own – feel like they are just slipping further behind.
Local elected officials are calling for a change in the law to prevent another child, like 8-year-old Noshat Nahian, from losing their life.
Councilmember Daniel Dromm gathered with local elected officials, groups and residents at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights on Sunday to light the plaza’s 16-foot holiday tree.
To the victor go the spoils. Don’t be surprised when Congressmember and Queens County Democratic Party Chairperson Joseph Crowley and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz reward State Senator Tony Avella, New York City Councilmember Leroy Comrie, Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik and New York State Senator Jose Peralta for being loyal members in good standing. [...]
On the heels of community complaints, a billboard promoting a local strip club has come down. The billboard sat above the New Hope Baptist Church at 105-13 Northern Boulevard. “Common sense and decency have prevailed,” said State Senator Jose Peralta, who had called for the ad to be removed. “Like everyone else that I spoke [...]
Former legislator Melinda Katz won the Democratic primary for Queens borough president Tuesday, according to unofficial results. Katz, who served on the Assembly and City Council, bested her former colleague, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., by nearly 12,000 votes, with 99 percent of precincts reporting as of late September 10, according to tallies. Unofficial vote counts [...]
As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the public advocate primary candidates, who they are, what they stand for and what they want to [...]
While a bill that would regulate the number of mobile street vendors still sits in the state Senate, businesses remain frustrated as they continue to battle to keep their customers. For the past few years, businesses said they have seen mobile street vendors growing to a point where pedestrians can find a handful on one [...]
New York State Senator Tony Avella withdrawing from the race for Queens Borough President is no surprise. Once Congressmember and Queens County Democratic Party Chairperson Joseph Crowley crowned former NYC Councilmember Melinda Katz as his choice, the previous crowded field began to disappear. State Senator Tony Avella now joins NYC Councilmember Leroy Comrie, Deputy Borough [...]