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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/02/2014 at 7:19AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Cloudy. Light snow likely this afternoon. Temps nearly steady around 30. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Thursday night: Periods of snow. Low 16. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90%. 5 to 8 inches of snow expected. EVENT OF THE DAY: Pop Americano! From the creators [...]

De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City
De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/01/2014 at 8:12AM

New York City’s 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio, was sworn in during a ceremony at his Park Slope, Brooklyn home just after midnight Wednesday, followed by a formal inauguration on the steps of City Hall later that day.

John Liu’s ex-campaign workers sentenced to prison
News Melissa Chan 10/10/2013 at 4:39PM

City Comptroller John Liu painted the Thursday sentencing and overall investigation of his two former campaign workers as a “set up a weak man and a wonderful young woman.” His ex-campaign treasurer and fundraiser will serve time in prison for less than a year for funneling illegal contributions in a straw donor scheme during his bid [...]

Bill de Blasio announces candidacy for mayor
Bill de Blasio announces candidacy for mayor
Politics Maggie Hayes 1/27/2013 at 1:29PM

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has officially placed his name in the running to be the next mayor. “We deserve a city government that actually believes in our neighborhoods and sees things the way we do,” said de Blasio at his announcement on Sunday, January 27 outside his Park Slope home. Photo courtesy of the [...]

Op-Ed: Rebuilding our city with private investment
Op-Ed: Rebuilding our city with private investment
News Queens Courier Staff 11/16/2012 at 10:34AM

The recent superstorm, Sandy, has devastated large parts of our city, and while we must continue to help those neighborhoods still in need, we also must begin to figure out how we move forward to avoid this large-scale suffering again. First of all, our power grid is extremely fragile and in need of serious upgrade. [...]