Costa Constantinides sworn in as District 22’s new councilmember
Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Costa Constantinides' Office

Councilmember Costa Constantinides is ready to work for his community. The freshman legislator celebrated his inauguration Sunday at Long Island City High School as the new District 22 councilmember, representing Astoria, and parts of Long Island City, Woodside, East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. Constantinides was sworn in by former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., […]

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Costa Constantinides sworn into City Council
Photo Courtesy Costa Constantinides' Facebook

Councilmember Costa Constantinides was officially sworn into the City Council Tuesday by City Clerk Michael McSweeney. He will begin his term Jan. 1 Constantinides, who represents District 22, was joined by Councilmember James Gennaro. The date for his inauguration ceremony in Astoria is still to be determined.   RECOMMENDED STORIES City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning […]

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Mayor Bloomberg signs law to raise cigarette purchase age to 21
THE COURIER/ Photo by Nikki Djokovich

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a law making New York the first major U.S. city to have a minimum cigarette purchase age of 21. Bloomberg signed the law on Tuesday, raising the minimum age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The law, which Bloomberg said “will […]

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Rory Lancman celebrates landslide City Council victory
Twitter photo courtesy of Dominic Panakal

Former Assemblymember Rory Lancman is headed to City Hall.  Lancman, 44, won the open District 24 seat in a landslide victory on November 5. He also swept his opponents during the Democratic primary in September.  “I’m feeling great,” he said. “It’s very, very gratifying and humbling to not just win but win by such a […]

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City Council approves law to raise cigarette purchase age to 21

Updated, Monday, November 4 They can drive, vote and join the Army, but 18 to 20-year-olds will soon lose the right to purchase cigarettes in the city. The City Council voted October 30 to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. It passed […]

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