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President Obama signs bill to end government shutdown and raise debt limit
President Obama signs bill to end government shutdown and raise debt limit
Politics Angy Altamirano 10/17/2013 at 12:05PM

After 16 days of the government being shut down for the first time in close to two decades, business is back up and running. On Wednesday night, Congress passed a bill that would help fund the government through January 15, 2014 and raise the debt limit until February 7. President Barack Obama signed the bill [...]

Political Roundup: Schumer backs Vallone
Political Roundup: Schumer backs Vallone
Politics Queens Courier Staff 10/07/2013 at 3:38PM

Senator Schumer endorses Paul Vallone  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer endorsed City Council candidate Paul Vallone for the District 19 seat on Monday. “I have known the Vallone family for decades and their respected name and commitment to public service have made the people of Queens proud to call them their own,” Schumer said. Vallone was recently [...]

President Obama endorses Bill de Blasio
President Obama endorses Bill de Blasio
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/23/2013 at 10:32AM

Updated, Monday, September 23, 2:46 p.m. Bill de Blasio has received the presidential seal of approval. President Barack Obama announced Monday he is officially endorsing de Blasio for mayor. “Progressive change is the centerpiece of Bill de Blasio’s vision for New York City, and it’s why he will be a great mayor of America’s largest [...]

Rockaway woman honored at White House as ‘Champion of Change’
South Maggie Hayes 8/02/2013 at 1:44PM

Sandy brought forth countless “Champions of Change,” one of whom the White House recognized in an event honoring Americans striving to improve their communities through technology and civic participation. Jessica Klein, a Rockaway resident, civic hacker and designer, received the Champion of Change award for her work through the website www.rockawayhelp.org. Klein co-founded the site [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/03/2013 at 7:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 77. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80%. Monday night: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 57. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 5/28/2013 at 6:56AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain in the afternoon. High of 66. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Tuesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain. Low of 59. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/15/2013 at 7:59AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 46. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 34. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Emilio Solla [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/12/2013 at 8:10AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 43. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph. Tuesday night: Clear. Low of 30. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Jewish Love Songs: from the Shtetl to Second Avenue The Capitol Heights Lyric Opera presents, Jewish Love Songs: [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/07/2013 at 7:59AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 16. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Overcast with a chance of snow, then snow after midnight. Low of 30 with a windchill as low as 23. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow [...]