Goldfeder tells DEP to rid southern Queens of sewer odors


| slicata@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder

Southern Queens is the home of the highest concentration of odor complaints in the borough, according to 311 data, which prompted one local elected official to try to clear the air on this issue.

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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 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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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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Addabbo and Goldfeder tour Aqueduct Racino


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Senator Joseph Addabbo

After touring Resorts World New York City on October 3, Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (left) and Senator Joseph Addabbo (right) learned the Racino — set to open on October 28 — was up to speed with construction. They also previewed other amenities separate from the casino, including an indoor parking lot and family-friendly restaurants.

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District 23 goes for Goldfeder


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

Close to 11:15 p.m. — and with half of the precincts reporting their election numbers — former Assemblymember Audrey Pheffer gathered Phil Goldfeder’s supporters together in the center of the Old Mill Yacht Club. “Now, don’t scream too loudly,” said Pheffer, who was visibly excited about the Associated Press calling the 23rd Assembly District for […]

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Goldfeder pitches his candidacy


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More than 50 residents packed the Old Mill Yacht Club in Howard Beach to listen to Democratic candidate Philip Goldfeder discuss the issues most important to southern Queens residents – creating jobs and improving the economy, getting rid of the bridge toll and protecting healthcare for seniors. Goldfeder is running for Assembly District 23, which […]

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Goldfeder opens campaign HQ


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Phil Goldfeder, democratic candidate for the 23rd Assembly District seat, recently opened his campaign headquarters in Howard Beach. After receiving endorsements from the Democratic, Independence and Working Families parties for the special election to be held on Tuesday, September 13, Goldfeder said that elected officials need to work together to “get the job done.” “I’m […]

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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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