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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/08/2014 at 7:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: Becoming partly cloudy after some morning light rain. Fog early. High 66. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 41. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Get a closer look at the city’s snow clearing budget
Get a closer look at the city’s snow clearing budget
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/04/2014 at 2:33PM

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) spends millions of dollars on salt each year to keep the city’s drivers from slipping and sliding. Millions more are spent in overtime for the men and women who clear the city’s roads.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/15/2014 at 7:58AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Sun and clouds mixed. High 47. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy. Low near 35. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. “Miracle on the Hudson” survivors mark 5 years The pilot, crew and passengers who were on board a plane that made an extraordinary landing on the Hudson River [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/18/2013 at 7:39AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Plenty of sunshine. High near 35. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Generally clear. Low 27. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Jackson Heights Orchestra concert The Jackson Heights Orchestra will perform a concert at the Community United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. featuring music by [...]

Libraries get funding to expand
Libraries get funding to expand
News Maggie Hayes 7/19/2013 at 3:48PM

Ten-year-old Darius Barnes was upset when he learned his local Laurelton library might be closing. “I didn’t want it to close,” he said. “The library has helped me.” Barnes goes to the library after school, where he has been able to do homework and projects, as well as take courses in Mandarin with the site’s [...]

Bayside rallies to save after-school program
Bayside rallies to save after-school program
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 4/11/2013 at 2:39PM

A community rallied in Bayside to save a beloved Beacon program from another year of budget cuts. “This feels like déjà vu. Year in and year out, we have more and more budget cuts,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “We cannot balance budgets on the backs of our students.” The after-school enrichment program at M.S. 158 [...]

State passes budget ahead of deadline
State passes budget ahead of deadline
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/29/2013 at 12:23PM

Lawmakers in Albany, for the third straight year, passed an on-time budget last night when the Assembly approved the 2013-14 fiscal plan. Governor Andrew Cuomo in a video to New Yorkers touted its early approval as a sign that New York was on its way back after years of dysfunction. “My friends, it is springtime [...]

Cuomo, state lawmakers reach budget deal
Cuomo, state lawmakers reach budget deal
News Queens Courier Staff 3/21/2013 at 1:23PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature have reached a deal for the 2013-2014 budget and expect to pass it before the April 1 deadline. “This budget agreement puts New York on track to have the third consecutive on-time, balanced budget that holds increases in spending under two percent, while investing in our economy to [...]

Cuomo budget centers on job creation, education improvements
Cuomo budget centers on job creation, education improvements
Politics Alexa Altman 2/13/2013 at 3:51PM

In his budget outline for the coming year, Governor Andrew Cuomo focused on job creation and improving education, promising to improve the lives of New Yorkers across the state. In addition to jobs and education, Cuomo’s proposal, NY Rising, addresses fiscal integrity and discipline and restoring the state as a progressive beacon. Cuomo proposed an [...]

New Year’s Eve fashion on a budget
New Year’s Eve fashion on a budget
News Alexa Altman 12/30/2012 at 11:35AM

Skirt (Papaya): $10.99 Sequin top (Papaya ): $15.99 Fur Vest (Papaya):  $19.99 Booties (Afaze): $38.99             Jacket (H&M):  $79.95 Slacks (H&M): $34.99 Shirt (J.C. Penney): $20 Bow Tie (J.C. Penney): $20 Shoes (J.C. Penney): $50           Dress (H&M): $14.95 Booties (Afaze): $38         [...]