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NYC Council passes NYPD oversight legislation
NYC Council passes NYPD oversight legislation
Politics Liam La Guerre 6/27/2013 at 11:58AM

The New York City Council approved legislation that could make dramatic changes to the management of the NYPD. Early this morning the Council passed the Community Safety Act, which contains two separate bills. One will create an inspector general to oversee the activities of the police department and have subpoena power, while the other bill [...]

Op-Ed: Cities can lead the way to a stronger middle class
News Queens Courier Staff 3/01/2013 at 1:16PM

BY CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER CHRISTINE QUINN America’s middle class has faced decades of decline. A recent study by the Pew Research Center shows that only 51% of Americans are middle income today, down from 61% in 1971. Meanwhile, the net worth of middle class families has fallen 28 percent in the last 10 years. In [...]

One of the greatest mayors ever
News Queens Courier Staff 2/07/2013 at 11:56AM

BY PETER VALLONE SR. I served with Mayor Ed Koch for 12 years, the last four from 1986 through 1989, while I was the newly-elected head of the City Council, soon to be empowered as a truly independent legislative branch of government with the coming elimination of the unconstitutional Board of Estimate. He and I [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/03/2012 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 79. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 68. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%. EVENT of the DAY: Hammer, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/03/2012 at 11:48AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 79. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers after midnight. Low of 72. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall [...]

DSNY and Goldfeder update Community Board 10
News Nargas Karimi 12/02/2011 at 4:04PM

Bring on the snow. During the last meeting of the year for Community Board 10, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) said they were ready for the winter weather and any blizzard it may bring. According to DSNY Deputy Commissioner Vito Turso, last year’s snow storm on December 26 stopped the city for [...]