Tag Archives: tax cuts

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 31. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low 23. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: New York Voices — Vocal Jazz Quartet — 25th Anniversary Celebration

Hear the incredible vocal jazz of this world renowned quartet — the group visited Queensborough Community College in 2012 and electrified audiences with their complex harmonies, intricate rhythms, and orchestra-like use of their voices. NY Voices was moved by their work with our vocal students here, and the music department is proud to be able to offer their musical gifts to the campus again. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

City Council passes 911 response time bill

The New York City Council has passed a bill requiring the fire department to change how it tracks response times to emergencies. Read more: NBC New York

NYC could soon mandate flu shots for small children

Some New York City parents may soon be required by law to have their children vaccinated for the flu. Read more: CBS New York

Cuomo backs panel’s $2B tax-cut proposal

The state will consider tax cuts that include relief for renters here and a property-tax freeze outside New York City, Gov. Cuomo said Tuesday. Read more: New York Post

Lawmakers unveil bipartisan budget deal

Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon. Read more: NBC New York

Curtis Granderson: True New Yorkers are Mets fans

Curtis Granderson’s first hit for his new team was a playful shot at his old employer. Read more: AP

 

Sons of Italy seeking new members


| mchan@queenscourier.com

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Fiorello Laguardia Lodge, is looking to expand its members in the Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven area, though residents from any neighborhood are welcomed to attend.

The Sons of Italy is the largest organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the country. Its missions include the encouragement and study of Italian American traditions and culture and promoting closer cultural relations between the United States and Italy.

The Fiorello Laguardia Lodge meets on the third Thursday of each month at Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach. For more information, call Rosemary Ciulla-Frisone at 917-734-2411 or email rcfrisone@hotmail.com.