Assemblymember Mike Miller

More than 300 come out for 4th Annual IRI Walkabout
More than 300 come out for 4th Annual IRI Walkabout
News Terence M. Cullen 8/04/2012 at 8:15AM

Part of the idea, organizers said, was to show how the developmentally disabled people of Independence Residences, Inc. (IRI) are really capable of many things. More than 300 people came out for the 4th Annual IRI Walkabout and Picnic at Cunningham Park on Saturday, July 28, to walk, eat and show their support. “It’s a [...]

Etienne David Adorno announces primary run against Assemblymember Miller
Etienne David Adorno announces primary run against Assemblymember Miller
News Terence M. Cullen 7/19/2012 at 10:53AM

Incumbent Assemblymember Mike Miller will now have a challenger for the 38th District, forcing a September 13 Democratic primary. Etienne David Adorno, a 27-year-old Woodhaven native, announced on July 16 that he is running for the assembly seat, which Miller won in a 2009 special election. “On September 13, 2012, I will be running in [...]

Glendale residents may get a ZIP code of their own
Glendale residents may get a ZIP code of their own
News Billy Rennison 6/14/2012 at 7:07AM

Most of Mary Mendez’s mail says she lives in Ridgewood. The Glendale resident has grown used to the fact that when ordering items online, her address will come up as Ridgewood. “Most of the time I’ll just tell people I live there [in Ridgewood],” Mendez said. The address confusion stems from the fact that Glendale [...]

Pols: Point the way to the precinct
Pols: Point the way to the precinct
News Billy Rennison 3/21/2012 at 9:17AM

Local councilmembers are proponents of a plan requiring a public posting pointing to local police precincts. Councilmembers Elizabeth Crowley and Diana Reyna announced legislation that would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install signage directing residents to the local police station. The 104th Precinct, which polices Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth, is located [...]

Sun News Briefs
News Melissa Chan 3/15/2012 at 6:08PM

Pol: Save Jamaica Bay from runway expansion SOUTHERN QUEENS — Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder recently sent a letter to Port Authority executives, urging them to reject proposals to expand the runway at JFK International Airport into Jamaica Bay. Port Authority executives introduced a plan back in February 2011 which included filling in a significant part of [...]

Historic Rudy’s Pastry Shop celebrates grand reopening
Historic Rudy’s Pastry Shop celebrates grand reopening
News Billy Rennison 3/13/2012 at 1:56PM

For around 70 years, Rudy’s Pastry Shop in Ridgewood has displayed the German word “Konditorei” on its awning, which roughly translates to “pastry shop with a place to sit and eat.” But for much of those seven decades dining was difficult — Rudy’s only had room for a single table. Now, with bakery owner Toni [...]

Woodhaven opposed to redistricting, traffic changes
News Erica Camhi 2/21/2012 at 12:57PM

Woodhaven residents continued to show solidarity against recent rezoning and redistricting issues within their community. During the Woodhaven Residents Block Association’s (WRBA) monthly town hall meeting, Ed Wendell, president of the civic group, urged residents to attend Community Board 9’s (CB 9) upcoming meeting to vote on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) much criticized traffic [...]

Sons of Italy seeking new members
News Melissa Chan 1/05/2012 at 5:38PM

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Fiorello Laguardia Lodge, is looking to expand its members in the Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven area, though residents from any neighborhood are welcomed to attend. The Sons of Italy is the largest organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the country. Its [...]

Legislation cuts taxes and creates jobs for working families
News Michael Pantelidis 1/03/2012 at 9:41AM

Assemblymember Mike Miller announced that the assembly has passed “historic legislation” that will help working families in New York by cutting taxes and creating jobs. Miller said the agreement ensures millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share, something the assembly majority has fought for. “Working with the governor, we have progressively reformed the tax system [...]

Tax credit to create jobs for youth
Business Michael Pantelidis 1/03/2012 at 9:40AM

Businesses now have a $25 million incentive to hire and train at-risk or disadvantaged youth, thanks to the new youth tax credit signed into law by the governor and legislature early this December. “In our current economic climate, it is very important that our young people have opportunities to gain valuable work experience to prepare [...]