Pols. announce IDNYC pop-up center at Queens Library Briarwood branch
Council Member Lancman, State Senator Comrie, Assemblyman Weprin and Commissioner Agarwal Announce New IDNYC  Pop-Up at the Briarwood Library

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Briarwood residents still have a few more days to get their official New York City identification card at their local public library. The Briarwood library is hosting an IDNYC pop-up registration center that opened on Dec. 29, 2015; the center is slated to close on Wednesday, Jan. 13. City Councilman Rory Lancman, state […]

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Local pol shows holiday spirit and donates toys to Richmond Hill children
Photos courtesy of Assemblyman David Weprin

The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens had some extra holiday spirit this week. Assemblyman David Weprin joined John J. DeCristoforo, COO of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, and others on Dec. 23 to donate collected toys to youngsters at the Richmond Hill organization. The holiday toy drive, which was arranged by Weprin’s district office […]

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Automatic water rate credits coming for New Yorkers on fixed incomes

Call it a Christmas present from the City of New York. Nearly 52,000 homeowners– most of whom are living on fixed incomes– will receive an automatic credit of nearly $116 on their next water bill, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd announced Thursday morning. The credit, which is […]

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Barry Grodenchik officially sworn in as District 23 councilman
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Barry Grodenchik was inaugurated Sunday as the City Council representative of District 23 in a ceremony at Queens Village’s Martin Van Buren High School attended by old friends as well as city and state political heavyweights. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was among the speakers at the ceremony, along with Congresswoman Grace Meng, State Comptroller Thomas […]

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Councilman Van Bramer endorses MoveNY Fair Plan, adding Queensboro Bridge tolls
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Leonel Ponce

The MoveNY Fair Plan received another supporter in Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who officially endorsed the plan on Tuesday. The plan, which is the brainchild of leading transportation engineer “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz, would generate $1.35 billion annually through a number of tactics, including instituting tolls and fees to travel on the free East River bridges and below 60th […]

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