Birch Family Services will host hiring event in Ridgewood this June


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Anthony Giudice

Job seekers who are interested in working in the care service industry are invited by state Senator Joseph Addabbo to attend a mass-hiring event in Ridgewood.

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Councilman Vallone introduces new student ambassadors


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilman Paul Vallone's office

Councilman Paul Vallone introduced last week a group of high school students that will be working in his office in the second year of his Educational Ambassador Program.

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Residents rally against high school planned for Bayside Jewish Center


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Residents living near the Bayside Jewish Center rallied with state Sen. Tony Avella on Thursday against a proposed high school planned for their neighborhood.

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Banks to help stop zombie properties in south Queens and elsewhere


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder

New York is preparing to take on zombies — not the flesh-eating walking dead, but the abandoned properties that have been a scourge in Howard Beach and other south Queens neighborhoods.

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David Weprin won’t run for brother’s City Council seat


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

File photos

Assemblyman David Weprin ruled out a run last week for the City Council seat that his brother, Mark Weprin, will vacate soon in order to become Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s deputy secretary of legislative affairs, according to a spokesperson for the assemblyman.

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Mayor de Blasio announces new effort to improve nail salon workers’ lives


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

File photo

Nail salon workers in New York have recently received attention from elected officials for experiencing poor working conditions, with Mayor Bill de Blasio being the latest to implement reforms to the industry.

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New tax credit bill to widen ‘parental choice in education’


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo courtesy of Office of the Governor/Kevin P. Coughlin

Looking to give parents greater choice as to where they send their children to school, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday legislation creating tax incentives for private education.

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City to deploy ‘shelter repair squad’ to fix homeless shelter issues


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Five city agencies are coming together to investigate and solve the issues faced at over 500 homeless shelters throughout the city.

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City councilman and Uber team up to help L train riders


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo courtesy Councilman Antonio Reynoso's office.

Riders of the L train are getting some much needed relief from Councilman Antonio Reynoso and car service UberNYC during the final weekend of the scheduled shutdowns of the L line.

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Councilman Weprin to leave seat for Cuomo administration


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/file photo

Councilman Mark Weprin gave his two weeks notice to the people of his district Monday, as he announced his departure from the City Council to take a job with Gov. Andrew Cuom

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Participatory budgeting winners announced in western Queens


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THE COURIER/File Photo

The residents of western Queens have spoken and the results are in to where they would like to see $1 million spent in their separate communities.

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Local pol opposes liquor license for Maspeth’s Knockdown Center


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo courtesy of The Knockdown Center/Ariana Page Russell

The Knockdown Center in Maspeth again seeks a full liquor license — and again faces strong opposition from a local politician and Community Board 5.

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