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Council hopefuls get ready to fill Comrie seat
Council hopefuls get ready to fill Comrie seat
Politics Maggie Hayes 3/11/2013 at 12:47PM

The race to replace Councilmember Leroy Comrie for District 27 already has multiple contenders who are raring to address community issues. Manuel Caughman, community liaison for Assemblymember William Scarborough; Bryan Block, Community Board 13 chair; Joan Flowers, local attorney; Sondra Peeden, a political consultant; and Daneek Miller, a community and labor activist, have all filed their [...]

School bus strike may end this week
School bus strike may end this week
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 1/20/2013 at 12:59PM

The school bus driver walkout that began Wednesday may be over as soon as early this week. According to the New York Daily News, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is expected to rule on a formal complaint from the private bus companies that provide the yellow bus service. Those bus companies are claiming that the [...]

Bus strike leaves parents, students scrambling
Bus strike leaves parents, students scrambling
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/16/2013 at 12:36PM

Dodging icy sleet, first-grader Tarunima Bhowmik and her father Gola grabbed a cab from their home in Sunnyside on their way to Tarunima’s school, P.S. 166  Golain Astoria. Fare cost about $10, a necessary evil with New York City school buses out of commission. “It’s a very hard time for the kids,” Gola said of [...]

NYC school bus drivers won’t strike Monday, but walkout still possible
NYC school bus drivers won’t strike Monday, but walkout still possible
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 1/07/2013 at 10:38AM

After threatening to strike, New York City school bus drivers were back to work Monday, but they could still walk off the job within the next few days. A strike would affect 152,000 students, including 54,000 with disabilities, and those in public, private and parochial schools. “The union is asking for something we cannot legally [...]

Southeast Queens plagued by illegal vans
Southeast Queens plagued by illegal vans
News Queens Courier Staff 8/07/2012 at 11:22AM

BY PAUL BUFANO editorial@queenscourier.com Esther Robinson passed up several unlicensed vans while she waited at the corner of Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue in the blistering heat. Although she was anxious to get home, she would only ride in a licensed van. “There’s no doubt that some people would be afraid to ride in an [...]