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Costa Constantinides sworn into City Council
Costa Constantinides sworn into City Council
Politics Queens Courier Staff 12/11/2013 at 1:17PM

Councilmember Costa Constantinides was officially sworn into the City Council Tuesday by City Clerk Michael McSweeney. He will begin his term Jan. 1 Constantinides, who represents District 22, was joined by Councilmember James Gennaro. The date for his inauguration ceremony in Astoria is still to be determined.   RECOMMENDED STORIES City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning [...]

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 [...]

Pols call for traffic calming measures in Fresh Meadows
Pols call for traffic calming measures in Fresh Meadows
News Melissa Chan 9/19/2013 at 1:09PM

A group of leaders in Fresh Meadows are trying to put the brakes on lead-footed drivers who they say whiz down a stretch of homes daily. The speeding motorists use 75th Avenue, a residential road, to bypass traffic on Union Turnpike, according to Councilmember James Gennaro. For about one mile, between Utopia Parkway and 164th [...]

Costa Constantinides wins 22nd Council District primary race
Costa Constantinides wins 22nd Council District primary race
Politics Angy Altamirano 9/11/2013 at 1:05AM

After months of campaigning, Costa Constantinides is one step closer to filling Peter Vallone Jr.’s seat in City Council District 22 and representing Astoria, Long Island City and parts of Jackson Heights. Together with his wife, 4-year old son, mother, family, friends and supporters Constantinides celebrated his victory as the Democratic candidate in the Primary [...]

City Council District 24 candidate Andrea Veras kicks off campaign
City Council District 24 candidate Andrea Veras kicks off campaign
Politics Queens Courier Staff 8/06/2013 at 11:12AM

City Council candidate Andrea Veras kicked off her campaign with dozens of supporters on August 3. The Briarwood activist and paralegal is vying to replace term-limited Councilmember James Gennaro in the 24th District, which stretches from Fresh Meadows to Jamaica. “Improving the living conditions of my community has always been my passion,” Veras said, “and [...]

More security cameras coming to Queens
Southeast Melissa Chan 7/16/2013 at 10:56AM

Police will install new sets of eyes in parts of Briarwood, Jamaica and Pomonok, according to a Queens lawmaker. Seventeen NYPD security cameras are coming to the area’s high-traffic locations thanks to $600,000 in funding secured by Councilmember James Gennaro. They can be found around Rufus King Park in Jamaica, near Archbishop Molloy High School [...]

Astoria lawyer John Ciafone enters 22nd Council District race
Politics Angy Altamirano 4/12/2013 at 11:01AM

John J. Ciafone has announced he will be running to fill Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.’s spot in the 22nd Council District. “I’m running for Council in the 22nd District because our community is facing serious problems,” said Ciafone. “Until we change these issues, our community will continue to suffer and we will lose our friends, [...]

Doe Fund coming to Union Turnpike
Doe Fund coming to Union Turnpike
News Melissa Chan 8/02/2012 at 8:47AM

Fresh Meadows restaurant owner Ed Moore said the excessive litter and overflowing garbage cans along Union Turnpike were more than a mess — they were an embarrassment. “It’s an eyesore, especially when St. John’s had their graduation, which was on Mother’s Day. There are 20,000 people coming to see their kids graduate from all over [...]

Parking just got more pleasant
News Michael Pantelidis 4/13/2012 at 4:59PM

Newly approved legislation is providing drivers with peace of mind by curbing unfair parking fines. Councilmember James Gennaro joined community leaders and residents to celebrate the passage of a law requiring any parking ticket to be cancelled upon the presentation of a valid muni-meter receipt no later than five minutes after the violation is issued. [...]