Op-ed: Women veterans – a proud piece of our history to be protected

ASSEMBLYMEMBERS NILY ROZIC AND ANTHONY BRINDISI  New York’s women veterans have long been instrumental in our history, and it is important to continually recognize their trailblazing roles in our society. From tending to wounded soldiers in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, to combat support roles in Desert Storm, and to standing shoulder-to-shoulder while under […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Officials tweak contentious T Building plan
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A controversial plan to turn the historic T Building into housing for mental and chronic health patients has slightly changed, but it is still on the table, The Courier has learned. In late 2012, Queens Hospital Center (QHC) was in talks with Comunilife, a nonprofit human services agency, to develop the dilapidated 10-story building on […]

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Support grows for farmers’ market to sprout in Fresh Meadows
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A budding plan to grow a farmers’ market in Fresh Meadows is getting the green thumbs up from neighborhood residents.  Community support is sprouting for a green market to open at Cunningham Park this summer, local leaders said. “It’s up for a lot more discussion, and we’re really in the tentative, beginning stages,” said Martha […]

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Local leaders applaud city’s call to save Gifted & Talented seats
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Local leaders are hailing the city’s decision to allow all District 26 elementary school students enrolled in Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs to be grandfathered into middle school programs. “There is no more important issue in our community than the education of our students,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “The new policy reflects the children and […]

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Pols call for more city buses to run through Douglaston
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More city buses need to roll through Douglaston, local elected officials demanded Monday, calling the neighborhood a “transit desert.” Five major bus routes, coupled with sporadic service, are not enough to serve the area’s growing ridership, according to Congressmember Steve Israel and Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “This is not just a matter of convenience for Douglaston […]

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