Katz appoints new Queens Library trustee


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of the Queens Borough President's office

Borough President Melinda Katz has appointed Robert Santos to the board of trustees of the Queens Library. The announcement comes after she ousted six trustees members last month and Mayor Bill de Blasio cut loose two board members.

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City Council announces restoration of Peter Vallone Sr. namesake scholarship


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy office of Councilman Paul Vallone

Officials announced Tuesday, July 8, the City Council Merit Based Scholarship, once named after former Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., was restored after it was voted into the budget of the City Council for $11.1 million.

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CUNY appoints new Queens College president


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Photo courtesy of CUNY

Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, a former cabinet secretary of the Department of Family Services for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, was appointed as the president of Queens College by The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York (CUNY), the school announced Monday.

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Sunnyside to get two new public plazas


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Photo by Artie Weiner

Sunnyside will soon have two new public spaces that residents can enjoy during the summer.

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Christ the King’s Sierra Calhoun named Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Christ the King High School

Sierra Calhoun, leading scorer of the Christ the King girls basketball team, earned the prestigious Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year award for her contributions on and off the court this season.

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Greg Kelly, Co-Anchor of FOX 5’s “Good Day New York” to Emcee 2014 Rising Stars Awards & Networking Event


| mromero@queenscourier.com


Just announced, Greg Kelly, Co-Anchor of FOX 5’s “Good Day New York” will emcee the 2014 Rising Stars Awards & Networking Event on Thursday, February 13th at 5pm at Terrace on the Park. Rising Stars Awards honors young professionals who exemplify outstanding leadership skills not only in their chosen fields, but also in their community. The evening […]

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CUNY selects new chancellor


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Photo courtesy of CUNY

In an unanimous decision, the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York (CUNY) appointed James B. Milliken, president of the University of Nebraska system since 2004, as its new chancellor.

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Op-ed: Bloomberg was a boon to this city


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To New Yorkers who criticize and accuse Bloomberg for being ignorant and a tyrant, this is a relief. For others, like me, it is saddening to see the man responsible for today’s New York go.

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De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photos via NYC Mayor's Office Flickr/Official Photos by New York City Mayor's Office

New York City’s 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio, was sworn in during a ceremony at his Park Slope, Brooklyn home just after midnight Wednesday, followed by a formal inauguration on the steps of City Hall later that day.

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City Council approves law to raise cigarette purchase age to 21


| ctumola@queenscourier.com


Updated, Monday, November 4 They can drive, vote and join the Army, but 18 to 20-year-olds will soon lose the right to purchase cigarettes in the city. The City Council voted October 30 to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. It passed […]

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De Blasio has 50 percent lead over Lhota in new poll


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A new poll is predicting a landslide victory for Democrat Bill de Blasio in next month’s mayoral election. De Blasio leads his GOP opponent Joe Lhota 71 to 21 percent among likely voters, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrion Jr. received two percent. Those numbers are […]

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LIC Partnership appoints new president


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy Long Island City Partnership

The Long Island City Partnership has welcomed a new, yet experienced, president who will help the organization continue to thrive and build the growing area. Elizabeth Lusskin, currently chief of staff and vice president of Strategic Initiatives at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, was appointed on September 25. “This is a very special time […]

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Primary guide: City Council District 19


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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 candidates in City Council District 19 (College Point, Auburndale-Flushing, Bayside, Whitestone, Bay Terrace, Douglaston and Little Neck), who […]

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Op-Ed: Comprehensive initiatives to make New York City’s waterfront stronger


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MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s weekly radio address New York City’s waterfront is an incredible resource that contributes to the great quality of life we New Yorkers enjoy. It’s also a backyard for millions of families and our first line of defense against future storms and flooding. We’re hard […]

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