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Primary guide: City Council District 31
Primary guide: City Council District 31
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/07/2013 at 4:11PM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the City Council District 31 primary candidates (Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, the Rockaways), who they are, what they stand [...]

West Nile spraying in Queens this week
West Nile spraying in Queens this week
News Queens Courier Staff 8/21/2013 at 11:08AM

On Thursday, August 22 there will be West Nile spraying in parts of Queens to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of the disease. The spraying will take place between the hours of 8:15 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning. In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed until Monday, [...]

Libraries get funding to expand
Libraries get funding to expand
News Maggie Hayes 7/19/2013 at 3:48PM

Ten-year-old Darius Barnes was upset when he learned his local Laurelton library might be closing. “I didn’t want it to close,” he said. “The library has helped me.” Barnes goes to the library after school, where he has been able to do homework and projects, as well as take courses in Mandarin with the site’s [...]

City Council replacement to be decided in special election today
City Council replacement to be decided in special election today
Politics Maggie Hayes 2/19/2013 at 1:33PM

Decision day has arrived, and one of eight candidates for southeast Queens’ 31st District will sit upon the City Council. The council hopefuls hit the ground running just over a month ago when James Sanders vacated his seat and moved to the Senate. The campaign stretch, although short, has been heated. Michael Duncan, Marie Adam-Ovide, Saywalah [...]

Candidates vie for Sanders’ City Council seat in special election
Candidates vie for Sanders’ City Council seat in special election
Politics Maggie Hayes 1/10/2013 at 5:25PM

A vacant seat has been left in the 31st Council District by James Sanders’ ascent to the State Senate, and more than one candidate hopes to slide into the spot. A special election is set to be held on February 19 for the coveted Council seat, covering parts of Springfield Gardens, Laurelton and Rosedale. The [...]

Four schools in Queens on the chopping block
Four schools in Queens on the chopping block
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 10/10/2012 at 8:31AM

Four Queens schools are on the chopping block after receiving poor marks on the Department of Education’s (DOE) progress reports. The four — I.S. 59, J.H.S 8, P.S. 140 and P.S./M.S. 156 — are from a list of roughly 40 borough schools that received low grades. Their fate was finalized after the department reviewed grades; [...]

West Nile spraying in Queens today
West Nile spraying in Queens today
News Billy Rennison 7/30/2012 at 9:32AM

Days after the first human case of West Nile virus was identified, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced they will spray larvicide in three Queens neighborhoods. A Staten Island man was the first confirmed human case of the West Nile virus this year, after 11 were diagnosed with the virus a year ago. [...]

Queens communities facing brownouts
News Billy Rennison 6/20/2012 at 6:57PM

Several Queens communities face a voltage reduction from Con Edison due to electrical equipment problems. The 100 degree heat has many residents blasting air conditioners to stay cool. Con Ed said the neighborhoods affected will have a 5 percent voltage reduction.  This was done in an effort to prevent a significant outage, a spokesperson from [...]

Queens celebrates Memorial Day
Queens celebrates Memorial Day
Multimedia Billy Rennison 5/29/2012 at 6:04PM

Thousands of Queens residents lined the streets this weekend to celebrate the troops past and present who have fought to protect the country.  Check out the photos from every parade. Click here to see all the pictures from the Whitestone Veterans Memorial Day Parade. Click here to see all the pictures from the Maspeth Memorial [...]

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