Op-ed: Protect yourself from skin cancer all year long


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Protection Month. It makes sense to focus on skin protection when spring gives way to summer and we spend more time outdoors. While we should be especially vigilant in the strong summer sun, it is also important to remember to protect our skin throughout the year.

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Queens Bangladeshi community mourns victims of factory collapse on anniversary


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Congresswoman Grace Meng organized a vigil on the anniversary of a massive building collapse in Bangladesh, which killed 1,129 garment workers.

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Small business advocates push for new Queens development center


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Queens needs another small business development center, but one with flexible hours staffed with “culturally competent” workers, advocates and lawmakers said Tuesday at a Congressional Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce hearing in Queens College.

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Rep. Meng works to bring family members of teen crash victims to US


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo by Vic Nicastro

Family members of the two teens killed last month in a tragic car crash are working with Congressmember Grace Meng to fly from China to Queens to grieve.

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Off to the ‘waces’


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

For ordinary folks, staggering through bitter winter weather and wondering whether the winds of war are blowing in faraway places, Election Day is way off their radar. But the process is already underway. Wisdom is that, “You have to be in it to win it,” and Tuesday, March 4 was the first day of the […]

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Rep. Meng wants Flushing gems added to National Park Service


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

Federal park officials are supporting a bill by Congressmember Grace Meng that would make historic Flushing sites part of the National Park Service, the legislator said.

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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announces GOP run for governor


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Video via YouTube/Rob Astorino

Rob Astorino is asking voters whether New York is winning or losing. The Westchester County Executive, in a video challenging Andrew Cuomo’s economic successes in leading the state, has announced he is running on the Republican ticket for governor.

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De Blasio joins Sunnyside and Woodside to celebrate St. Pat’s for All Parade


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo by Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

Sunnyside and Woodside got all dressed up in green for the annual St. Pat’s for All Parade Sunday.

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Great expectations


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his very first “State of the City” address on Monday in the auditorium of LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, under a banner which read “One New York, rising together,” and mentioning “all five boroughs” no less than three times in his 43-minute discourse. In that time, he went on […]

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Local leaders applaud city’s call to save Gifted & Talented seats


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Local leaders are hailing the city’s decision to allow all District 26 elementary school students enrolled in Gifted & Talented programs to be grandfathered into middle school programs.

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Federal, state and city officials: ‘Make Lunar New Year an official school holiday’


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

State lawmakers have strengthened a renewed push to make Lunar New Year an official school holiday, garnering support from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. The City Council plans to introduce two resolutions, calling for schools to close and metered parking to be suspended.

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Glendale pols appeal to Mayor de Blasio over proposed homeless shelter


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Representatives for Glendale penned a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio to stop the proposed homeless shelter, which has received support from the Department of Homeless Services.

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