Former Comptroller John Liu put an end to rumors he may run against Congressmember Grace Meng by endorsing the popular Flushing representative for her re-election bid Monday.
State Senator Tony Avella is joining the New York State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), he announced Wednesday. He will be the fifth member of the breakaway faction of Senate Democrats — led by Jeffrey Klein of the Bronx — who share majority control of the chamber with Republicans.
A controversial plan to turn the historic T Building into a housing unit for mental and chronic health patients has slightly changed, but it is still on the table, The Courier has learned.
State Senator Tony Avella and a long list of Queens park advocates are suing the city to stop a mega mall from coming to Citi Field. The 1.4 million-square-foot shopping center is part of a major $3 billion project by Sterling Equities and Related Companies to redevelop Willets Point.
Once again, congestion pricing plans, which include the imposition of tolls on the East River bridges, have been circulating throughout the city.
Queens lawmakers oppose a plan that would toll East River crossings, including the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, that are currently free. As a trade-off, five other Queens bridge fares would be reduced by nearly half.
A controversial proposal to build a school in Bayside sailed through the City Council last week, despite the community’s overwhelming opposition. The city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) needed the Council’s final ruling in order to go through with plans to build a new elementary school at the site of the Keil Bros. Garden Center and [...]
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janet McEneaney works as an attorney, arbitrator and mediator and is a professor on the adjunct faculty at New York University, where she teaches law and business subjects, in addition to her work with the community. After experiencing some neighborhood problems shortly after McEneaney arrived in Bayside, she began a civic association. In [...]
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The once-crowded Democratic race for Queens borough president is now down to two. State Senator Tony Avella dropped his bid for the seat Wednesday, citing “unfinished business in Albany” as one of his reasons, his campaign said. “It has become clear that there is still a lot of work left to be done,” Avella said. [...]