Can Democratic Speaker Sheldon Silver Be Defeated in 2012?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

The defeat of Speaker Sheldon Silver backed candidates for various Democratic Party local district leadership positions by a slate of independent reform candidataes in the recent Sepember Democratic Party primary which went unreported by many political reporters and newspapers could be the start of something big in 2012.  Remember the story concerning State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s 2008 September Democratic primary victory […]

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Broken fire hydrants need faster repairs


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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is not fixing fire hydrants fast enough putting the public and firefighters at risk, according to an audit recently released by Comptroller John C. Liu. The audit revealed an overall goal of 10 days for repair from the DEP. However, 38 percent of those hydrants surveyed […]

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‘Rising Stars’ honored next week


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It is time for the stars to shine again in 2010. The Queens Courier is recognizing the 40 young professionals below who exemplify outstanding leadership skills, not only in their chosen fields, but also in their community, at the second annual “Rising Stars” Awards and networking event, to be held at Queens Theatre in the […]

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No word on Aqueduct winner


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

The office of Governor David Paterson is refusing to comment on a recently published report alleging that the bidding process for the Racino at Aqueduct racetrack in Ozone Park is being manipulated. On Monday, October 12, the report cited “sources close to the high-stakes selection,” as saying Paterson “flip-flopped” on whether one of the bidders, […]

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John Farrell Sr.


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John Farrell Sr., 70, long-time resident of Douglaston Manor, passed away on August 2 following a short illness. Farrell created the Queens Flag Day Committee 15 years ago, and since then, it has “grown into quite an organization,” according to his daughter. The Committee honors police, fire, and military personnel, as well as the Queens […]

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Women honored and recognized


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Photos by Christina Santucci, Anna Beeke and Michelle Kawka View Photos From the Event The Queens Courier and Queens Business Today honored prominent women in the borough and well-known journalist Geraldo Rivera during the Sixth Annual Top Women in Queens Business Networking Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 13. The event, which was held at Terrace […]

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Women honored and recognized


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Photos by Christina Santucci, Anna Beeke and Michelle Kawka View Photos From the Event The Queens Courier and Queens Business Today honored prominent women in the borough and well-known journalist Geraldo Rivera during the Sixth Annual Top Women in Queens Business Networking Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 13. The event, which was held at Terrace […]

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Mildred Mary Cox


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Mildred Mary Cox of Flushing passed away on September 12. Beloved wife of the late Francis Patrick. Devoted mother of Judith Cox, Kathleen O’Rourke, Eileen Shanahan, Maureen Farrell, and the late Francis P. Cox. Proud grandmother of seven. Adored great-grandmother of seven. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by the […]

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Congestion pricing commission selected


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

State and city political leaders announced the appointees for the New York City Traffic Mitigation Congestion Commission, the 17-member-committee that will study the ways of easing congestion in New York City. The commission, which came out of an agreement between the governor and the state legislature, has representatives appointed by Governor Eliot Spitzer, Mayor Michael […]

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