MTA to move problematic buses away from Flushing church
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Big wheels,  keep on turning — away from a historic Flushing church.  The MTA will redirect five city bus routes from St. George’s Episcopal Church after local leaders and parishioners complained about idling buses and its drivers who relieve themselves on the side of the church. “What was happening to our beautiful church was devastating,” […]

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Korean seniors and Flushing McDonald’s owner reach peace
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A group of Korean seniors and the owner of an embattled Flushing McDonald’s have come to a truce, Assemblymember Ron Kim announced Monday. The feud between the two parties was a “cultural miscommunication,” said Kim, the state’s first Korean-American elected official. It began when a cluster of about 20 seniors made the corner eatery on […]

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What Queens pols hope to accomplish for their constituents in 2014
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As we enter 2014, The Queens Courier asked our elected officials: “What do you hope to accomplish for your constituents in 2014?” Councilmember Costa Constantinides There are many opportunities before us to ensure that our district continues to move forward. I will work for cleaner and safer streets, a healthier environment and a better education system. […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Incoming Councilmember Paul Vallone names staff
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Councilmember-elect Paul Vallone has picked the team he’ll take to City Hall in January, The Courier has learned. The seven-member staff consists mostly of longtime supporters and includes two former employees of Queens elected officials and the aunt of a local assemblymember. “These are people who believed in me five years ago, when I first […]

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Primary guide: City Council District 19
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As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the candidates in City Council District 19 (College Point, Auburndale-Flushing, Bayside, Whitestone, Bay Terrace, Douglaston and Little Neck), who […]

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