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City Council passes bill to fix Muni Meter payment system
City Council passes bill to fix Muni Meter payment system
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 6/13/2013 at 4:11PM

The City Council has passed legislation that fixes flaws in the Muni Meter system and saves drivers money in unnecessary parking payments. If Mayor Michael Bloomberg signs the law, Muni Meters would shut off when paid parking rules are not in effect and when a machine is out of paper needed to print receipts. The [...]

Queens holds 21st Pride Parade
Queens holds 21st Pride Parade
West Angy Altamirano 6/04/2013 at 2:45PM

Colorful flags and smiling faces were filled with pride as they took to the streets in Jackson Heights to celebrate the borough’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. On June 2, elected officials, supporters and members of the LGBTQ community from throughout the city gathered for the 21st Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural [...]

Comptroller John Liu officially launches mayoral bid
Comptroller John Liu officially launches mayoral bid
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 3/17/2013 at 4:22PM

Comptroller and former Queens councilmember John Liu has formally kicked off his campaign for the mayor of New York City. “This can’t be the city of the rich and poor, of them and us. New York City needs to be one city. One city where everyone gets a fair wage and a fair shot,” Liu [...]

Maspeth street renamed for former NYPD detective
Maspeth street renamed for former NYPD detective
News Billy Rennison 4/30/2012 at 9:46AM

A Maspeth street was renamed for a former police officer who passed away last year from the after effects of working at Ground Zero. Kevin Czartoryski, who died in 2010 at 46, was honored on Sunday, April 29 with the renaming of the street he lived on when he passed.  He suffered from pulmonary fibrosis. Fifty [...]

Councilmembers don hoodies for Trayvon Martin
Councilmembers don hoodies for Trayvon Martin
News Billy Rennison 3/30/2012 at 11:10AM

Members of the city council donned hoodies and stood on the steps of City Hall recently in a show of support to the family Trayvon Martin in the wake of the teen’s death. Around the country, residents — from lawmakers to citizens — have worn hooded sweatshirts to bring awareness to the shooting of the [...]