Op-ed: Why we need Mayor de Blasio’s pre-k plan

COUNCILMEMBER DANIEL DROMM As chair of the NYC Council Education Committee, it is a priority of mine to see Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal pre-kindergarten plan enacted. The only viable way to ensure that our children get this extra year of education is to create a tax on the city’s most wealthy residents to help […]

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Pol, residents call on Jackson Heights Starbucks to clean up its garbage
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Updated: Tuesday, March 4, 11:07 a.m.  A group of Jackson Heights residents are telling one Starbucks shop that enough is enough. Councilmember Daniel Dromm gathered with residents in front of the Starbucks located on 78-25 37th Ave. Friday to call attention to the growing issue of garbage being dumped on the residential block of 79th […]

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Corona immunization clinic set to close once again
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It’s déjà-vu for two major immunization walk-in clinics as the city renews its plans to close the sites by the end of the month, according to union leaders. In August, the City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced it would close the Corona Health Center, located at 34-33 Junction Blvd., and the Tremont […]

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Jackson Heights calls on new owner to rehire terminated Trade Fair workers
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Updated 6:00 p.m. Hundreds of residents in the Jackson Heights community have pledged not to shop at one local supermarket unless a change is made. In December, 50 union workers all lost their jobs just weeks before Christmas when the Trade Fair Supermarket on 37th Avenue abruptly closed its doors. Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW and Local […]

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Leadership roles go to Queens councilmembers who supported speaker
Official NYC Council photo by William Alatriste

Several important leadership positions went to Queens representatives Wednesday who showed support for newly-elected City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito last month. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer retained his position as chair of the Cultural Affairs Committee, but was named majority leader. “It has always been my goal to play a meaningful leadership role in this new, […]

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