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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/11/2013 at 7:53AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 31. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low 23. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: New York Voices — Vocal Jazz Quartet — 25th Anniversary Celebration Hear the incredible vocal jazz of this world renowned quartet — the [...]

City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning
City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning
South Maggie Hayes 12/10/2013 at 7:14PM

The City Council passed a change in Ozone Park’s zoning map Tuesday to reflect the neighborhood’s building patterns. Now, the zoning mandates will reinforce the area’s one- and-two-family residential homes and direct new residential and mixed-use developments to more commercial locations. “The new zoning enacted into law today will protect Ozone Park from overdevelopment and help [...]

Attorney Munir Avery to run for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat
Attorney Munir Avery to run for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/10/2013 at 4:14PM

Munir Avery announced he will be the first challenger for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat in the 2014 election. “I was born and raised in Queens Village, and I want to continue to serve my community. I want to bring the services to my community,” said the attorney. Smith, who was indicted in April for [...]

Mayor Bloomberg signs law to raise cigarette purchase age to 21
Mayor Bloomberg signs law to raise cigarette purchase age to 21
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 11/19/2013 at 3:04PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a law making New York the first major U.S. city to have a minimum cigarette purchase age of 21. Bloomberg signed the law on Tuesday, raising the minimum age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The law, which Bloomberg said “will [...]

Daneek Miller wins by a landslide, will replace Leroy Comrie
Daneek Miller wins by a landslide, will replace Leroy Comrie
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/06/2013 at 1:31AM

After coming out on top of a crowded primary race, Daneek Miller easily slid past the general election and right into the District 27 council seat. “We have a lot of uphill battles,” Miller said. “When you see how working families have been treated over the last decade, it’s imperative that we have a voice [...]

Rory Lancman celebrates landslide City Council victory
Rory Lancman celebrates landslide City Council victory
Politics Melissa Chan 11/06/2013 at 1:28AM

Former Assemblymember Rory Lancman is headed to City Hall.  Lancman, 44, won the open District 24 seat in a landslide victory on November 5. He also swept his opponents during the Democratic primary in September.  “I’m feeling great,” he said. “It’s very, very gratifying and humbling to not just win but win by such a [...]

Close race called for incumbent Councilmember Ulrich, Simon not conceding
Close race called for incumbent Councilmember Ulrich, Simon not conceding
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/06/2013 at 1:09AM

Votes were counted down to the bitter end before a winner was declared in City Council District 32, and Republican Councilmember Eric Ulrich has reclaimed his seat. “This race was a real nail biter,” Ulrich said in front of family and friends on election night. As the results trickled in, Ulrich and his Democratic opponent, [...]

City Council OKs Hallets Point development
City Council OKs Hallets Point development
West Angy Altamirano 10/09/2013 at 4:20PM

The development that would bring thousands of residential apartments, retail space and parkland to the Astoria waterfront at Hallets Point has gotten the final thumbs up. The City Council voted on Wednesday, October 9 to approve the plan presented by Lincoln Equities Group, the company behind the estimated $1 billion complex called the Hallets Point [...]