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Audit finds city high school placement flawed
Audit finds city high school placement flawed
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 6/21/2013 at 10:54AM

The city’s high school placement system denied a handful of youngsters a chance at being admitted to a competitive Queens school, a comptroller’s audit found. Four middle school students were not ranked last year for possible enrollment at Townsend Harris High School’s Intensive Academic Humanities even though they were eligible, according to City Comptroller John [...]

Candidates answer questions at Courier mayoral forum
Candidates answer questions at Courier mayoral forum
Networking Events Maggie Hayes 6/07/2013 at 4:46PM

The Democratic, Republican and independent mayoral candidates all came together on one stage for the first time since the race to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg began. The Courier hosted its Mayoral Forum on Friday, June 7 at Terrace on the Park with Democrats Sal Albanese, Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson and [...]

John Liu campaign workers found guilty
John Liu campaign workers found guilty
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 5/03/2013 at 1:41PM

Two former campaign workers of New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu were found guilty in connection to illegally funneling funds to Liu’s campaign. Xing Wu “Oliver” Pan, who was a campaign fundraiser and contribution bundler for the Liu campaign, was convicted in Manhattan federal court of conspiring and attempting to commit fraud, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 5/03/2013 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 63. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Friday night: Clear. Low of 50. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NE after midnight. EVENT OF THE DAY: Jamaica Meets Spain At 8 p.m., the cultures of Jamaica and Spain will [...]

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 [...]

Democratic candidates tackle tough issues at Queens mayoral debate
Democratic candidates tackle tough issues at Queens mayoral debate
Politics Melissa Chan 4/16/2013 at 3:27PM

Four of five Democrats running for mayor would do away with stop-and-frisk or severely tweak it if they make it to Gracie Mansion. City Comptroller John Liu, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and ex-Comptroller Bill Thompson said they were opposed to the controversial police tactic at a Queens mayoral debate last week. Former Councilmember Sal [...]

Audit finds Department of Buildings is ‘incapable of improving itself’
Audit finds Department of Buildings is ‘incapable of improving itself’
Top Stories Melissa Chan 2/26/2013 at 2:23PM

The city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) is falling down on the job. “The Buildings Department is just dysfunctional and incapable of improving itself,” said Comptroller John Liu. “Its inability to perform basic tasks … bode poorly not just for the department, but for residents and neighborhoods too.” A recent audit by the comptroller’s office found [...]

Flushing woman blows out 101 birthday candles
Flushing woman blows out 101 birthday candles
News Melissa Chan 1/08/2013 at 11:23AM

A Flushing centenarian blew out the candles on her 101st birthday cake as she rang in the new year. Gaetana Capalbi turned 101 on January 1, attributing her long life to good habits. “I live a clean life,” she laughed, “[with] no drinking or smoking. I never did.” Capalbi came from Sicily to the United [...]

Comptroller Liu delivers State of the City
News Billy Rennison 12/26/2012 at 3:56PM

Raising the minimum wage, providing free college tuition and ending corporate welfare were among the myriad of topics touched on during Comptroller John Liu’s State of the City speech last week. After a pre-speech show featuring a children’s choir, interpretive dancers and violinists, the presumptive mayoral hopeful delivered his second State of the City speech [...]