Participatory budgeting winners announced in western Queens
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The residents of western Queens have spoken and the results are in regarding where they would like to see $1 million spent in each community. Councilmen Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer announced the winning projects of this year’s participatory budgeting process, where residents in each individual district were able to cast their vote on where they want […]

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Participatory budgeting extends to more Queens council districts
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Residents in nine Queens City Council districts will be given the power this year to decide where and how their tax dollars will be spent in their communities. Last spring, community members in three Queens council districts – Councilman Mark Weprin’s District 23, Councilman Donovan Richard’s District 31 and Councilman Eric Ulrich’s District 32 – were […]

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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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Councilmember Costa Constantinides wants government to work for his constituents
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Councilmember Costa Constantinides wants his constituents to know he is here for them and plans on keeping his two campaign promises – to work hard for them and never lie. It has been almost four weeks since Constantinides began his position as District 22’s newest councilmember representing Astoria and parts of Long Island City, Woodside, […]

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2013: The year in photos
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As we bid adieu to 2013, The Queens Courier brings you a look at the year that was . . . from the selection of a new Pope to the downfall of our elected officials, to tragedy, controversy and everything in between. And as we look ahead to 2014, we wish our new legislators luck […]

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