Now that participatory budgeting is coming to the 30th Council District, City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is inviting the public to attend neighborhood meetings where they can have their voices heard on upcoming capital budget ideas.
Dr. Ben Carson, one of the 17 hopeful candidates seeking the Republican Party nomination for president, spoke to a packed house on the issues facing the country at the American Legion Continental Post #1424 in Forest Hills on Wednesday night.
As the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) is set to expire at the end of next month, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is fighting against efforts to weaken school nutrition standards and to provide more children with healthy meals throughout the summer months.
In order to get the wheels moving on a plan to bring light rail service to western Queens, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley took a trip to New Jersey to visit the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line and gather information on how such a project could affect Glendale and the surrounding communities.
The Queens Courier will be holding a debate on Aug. 5 for the candidates of the 23rd City Council District election at the North Shore Towers to increase public awareness of relevant issues and platforms.
Candidates seeking to fill the 23rd Council District seat that Mark Weprin previously held were face-to-face for the first time Tuesday in a debate hosted by the New American Voters Association (NAVA) at the Bellerose Jewish Center.
The bill, which was sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Kim, authorizes the secretary of state to ban work done in beauty salons by unlicensed trainees, and requires that trainees register with the state department in the practice of nail specialty.
Crowley announced on Tuesday that residents in the 30th City Council District — which includes all or parts of Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Woodhaven and Woodside — will get to decide how to spend $1 million in city funds on community improvement projects.