Pols call for more city buses to run through Douglaston
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More city buses need to roll through Douglaston, local elected officials demanded Monday, calling the neighborhood a “transit desert.” Five major bus routes, coupled with sporadic service, are not enough to serve the area’s growing ridership, according to Congressmember Steve Israel and Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “This is not just a matter of convenience for Douglaston […]

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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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SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Co-ops, condos still waiting for disaster aid
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A proposed federal law that would bring disaster aid to co-op and condo communities has not come any closer to being passed nearly one year after Sandy. “It just doesn’t make sense,” said Warren Schreiber, president of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance. “It’s just prolonging the financial hardship on co-ops. Right now, we’re stuck footing […]

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Embrace diversity

As a Member of Congress who represents a large population of Americans of Indian descent, I am deeply troubled by the outrageous remarks aimed at the winner of the 2013 Miss America Pageant and a fellow New Yorker, Nina Davuluri. Davuluri embodies the American Dream—the daughter of immigrants who graduated from a prestigious university and […]

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City Council passes condo, co-op resolution
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The City Council has unanimously passed a resolution calling for Congress to make co-op and condos eligible for federal storm recovery grants. “Condo and co-op owners are homeowners too,” said Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. who brought forth the measure. “Yet, right now, the federal government is denying them Sandy relief. That needs to change.” The […]

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