Governor Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo, Gillibrand back Paul Vallone in District 19 race
Cuomo, Gillibrand back Paul Vallone in District 19 race
Politics Queens Courier Staff 10/30/2013 at 10:54AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand endorsed Democratic City Council candidate Paul Vallone for District 19 Wednesday. Cuomo said Vallone could carry the legacy of his family. “I have known the Vallone family for decades and admire their contributions of public service to the City of New York,” the governor said in a [...]

QueensWay study moving forward
QueensWay study moving forward
South Maggie Hayes 8/21/2013 at 10:41AM

Over three miles of abandoned railway could become the much-debated, yet eagerly anticipated, QueensWay Park for the borough. The nonprofit Trust for Public Land introduced a design team on Tuesday, August 20 set to study the 3.5-mile greenway that was once the Rockaway Beach LIRR line, running from Rego Park to Ozone Park. If approved [...]

Law to alert community boards about contaminated site cleanups
Law to alert community boards about contaminated site cleanups
Top Stories Melissa Chan 8/12/2013 at 11:34AM

The state is set to begin notifying community boards when cleanups of contaminated land are planned in their areas. Governor Andrew Cuomo recently approved a bill that would make the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) responsible for alerting community boards of brownfield site cleanups. Quoting Public Law, the DEC defines a brownfield as “any [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/12/2013 at 7:46AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and a chance of rain. High of 81. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Monday night: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and a chance of rain. Low of 72. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. EVENT OF THE [...]

$200 million in Sandy relief funds available for NY healthcare, human service needs
News Queens Courier Staff 7/29/2013 at 2:37PM

AMANDA GLODOWSKI Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that $200 million in federal funding to New York State will be available to meet healthcare and human service needs that resulted from Sandy. The money – which will be funneled through the state government — is from the Superstorm Sandy Supplemental Social Services Block Grant, and will [...]

200 homes in Bayside, Flushing file airplane noise complaints last month
200 homes in Bayside, Flushing file airplane noise complaints last month
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/26/2013 at 10:50AM

Almost all the noise complaints filed last month at three major airports came from Queens, according to data obtained by The Courier. More than 700 calls about airplane noise flooded LaGuardia Airport this June, while 348 grievances came in about John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to statistics from the Port Authority of New York [...]

Cuomo passes bill to make rebuilding easier for Breezy Point residents
Cuomo passes bill to make rebuilding easier for Breezy Point residents
South Maggie Hayes 7/15/2013 at 12:43PM

Sandy left 135 homes incinerated and hundreds more damaged by flooding. Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a bill on Thursday, July 10 that will allow affected residents to waive the Board of Standard and Appeals (BSA) process and allow them to rebuild immediately. “Before today, Breezy Point residents faced the prospect of waiting up to a [...]

Cuomo signs tougher texting-while-driving law
Cuomo signs tougher texting-while-driving law
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/02/2013 at 12:17PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation into law strengthening texting-while-driving penalties for young and new drivers. “Statistic after statistic shows that texting-while-driving is a chronic problem in our society, particularly among teenagers, and it will only get worse if we do not take action to prevent this deadly behavior,” said Cuomo. “That is what this [...]

Pols push for two-state study of airplane noise
Pols push for two-state study of airplane noise
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/01/2013 at 3:55PM

Airport operators have become the target of the latest localized effort to quiet Queens skies. The state legislature has passed a bill that would require the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a one-time study to determine the effects of aircraft noise on Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Jersey residents. “With [...]

Politician pushing for tax-free Jamaica
Southeast Maggie Hayes 6/27/2013 at 4:34PM

Downtown Jamaica could be included in a tax exemption program that stands to give an economic boost to the area around York College. Governor Andrew Cuomo created and passed a program that installed tax-free zones in designated area around SUNY campuses. When State Senator Malcolm Smith caught wind of the new venture, he proposed getting [...]