Local lawmakers provide tax assistance to low-income Queens residents
Photo courtesy of Office of state Senator Toby Ann Stavitsky

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Tax relief is coming to less fortunate Queens residents thanks to the efforts of two local lawmakers. State Senator Toby Ann Stavitsky and Councilman Peter Koo announced Friday a free online tax assistance program for those with a household income under $62,000. The program is sponsored by the New York State Department of […]

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Koo partners with local lawyers to provide housing counsel in Flushing
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BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Hoping to help Flushing residents know their rights, a local City Councilman is working with a nonprofit group to help provide free legal counsel to tenants each month. On the first Friday of every month, starting Jan. 15, the Office of Councilman Peter Koo will host a Queens Legal Services attorney to help constituents with […]

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Pols, Flushing homeowners request neighborhood landmark consideration
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The Broadway-Homeowners Association and officials are continuing the push to designate the area as a New York City Landmark Historic District with a letter imploring the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) to add it to the public hearing calendar for consideration. The letter was signed by politicians at the federal, state and local level, many of […]

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Pols express support for Panorama Music Fest at Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Several politicians have come out in support of Panorama Music Festival, a three-day music festival that Coachella promoters are hoping to host at Flushing Meadows Corona Park next summer. Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live, began discussing the possibility of the festival with city officials in late September, which would be one of the biggest events held in Queens […]

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Plans for new high school in Flushing withdrawn: officials
A DOE adminstrative office at 30-48 Linden Place will not turned into a school for 450 students.

The Department of Education has decided not to insert a 450-seat high school into the DOE District Office at 30-48 Linden Pl., according to officials. City Councilman Peter Koo met with Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña earlier this year to express his opposition to the plan due to safety and congestion concerns. The chancellor stated at that […]

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