Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo announces stricter penalties for driving while texting
Governor Cuomo announces stricter penalties for driving while texting
News Angy Altamirano 6/02/2013 at 11:15AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new actions to strengthen penalties for texting-while-driving in order to keep all New Yorkers safe on the road. Effective June 1, Cuomo directed the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to establish tougher penalties for texting-while-driving for all drivers and new penalties for young and new drivers. “As the father of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/26/2013 at 8:06AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 63. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 48. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: An Evening with Choreographers Rich + Tone Discovered by Michael Jackson’s choreographer while freestyling [...]

U.S. Senate gun control vote disappoints New York lawmakers
U.S. Senate gun control vote disappoints New York lawmakers
Politics Queens Courier Staff 4/25/2013 at 8:56AM

The build-up lasted a full four months. From the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School to the State of the Union and rallies afterward, tougher laws on gun control were debated and pored over until U.S. Senators finally voted 54-46 in favor of an amendment to strengthen background checks at gun shows and online. However, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/17/2013 at 7:49AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 64. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy. Low of 50. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: ”Every Day Is a Holiday”  Starting at 6 p.m., come view the film “Every [...]

PHOTOS: Future One World Trade Center observatory
PHOTOS: Future One World Trade Center observatory
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/03/2013 at 1:24PM

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has revealed what the state-of-the-art observatory that will open at One World Trade Center will offer visitors. On floors 100 to 102 of the building, it has breathtaking views of the city as well as other features. Its “Skypod” elevators will give visitors the “experience of [...]

FEMA extends housing program for Sandy victims
News Queens Courier Staff 3/21/2013 at 10:04AM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a 21-day extension of the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program for Sandy victims, Governor Cuomo announced Wednesday. “The Transitional Sheltering Assistance program continues to be an essential resource for the New Yorkers who were hit hardest by Sandy,” said Cuomo. “This extension allows them to have a [...]

City Council passes resolution calling for speed cameras
City Council passes resolution calling for speed cameras
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 3/20/2013 at 4:59PM

Local lawmakers are telling drivers to slow down. On Wednesday, March 20, the City Council approved a resolution calling on the state Legislature to pass a law allowing New York City to set up a speed camera pilot program. It would test 20 to 40 speed cameras installed at high-risk locations across the city for [...]

Disabled cuts fight not over
Disabled cuts fight not over
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 3/14/2013 at 11:49AM

The State Legislature recently voted to restore funds through its budgets to disabled programs. But with negotiations still on the horizon, the battle isn’t over. “With so many Queens families continuing to struggle during these tough economic times, we must do everything we can to ensure New York State has programs in place to help [...]

Cuomo files proposal for spending Sandy aid
Cuomo files proposal for spending Sandy aid
News Queens Courier Staff 3/13/2013 at 2:29PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Governor Andrew Cuomo became the first state leader to file a proposal for federal aid to houses and businesses that were damaged during Sandy. Cuomo’s state action plan, available for public review at nyshcr.org/Publications, outlines how the state intends to spend its first $1.7 billion dollars allocated by the Sandy aid bill [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/11/2013 at 7:33AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 50. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 46. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Fifth Annual Reel-Abilities Film Festival [...]