Queens pols hold coat drive with nonprofit New York Cares
Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Costa Constantinides' Office

With the winter still in full force, a group of elected officials are making sure those in need across the city are staying warm. Together, Councilmember Costa Constantinides, Senator Michael Gianaris, and Assemblymembers Aravella Simotas and Michael DenDekker have collected a total of about 100 coats at their district offices for people in need across […]

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Op-ed: Make traffic safety a priority

COUNCILMEMBER COSTA CONSTANTINIDES The 21st Street corridor between Queens Plaza and 20th Avenue has always been notorious for pedestrian fatalities.  It serves as a conduit between the Queensboro and Robert F. Kennedy Bridges, resulting in cars, trucks, and other heavy vehicles using the street to move quickly between these two points. 21st Street is also […]

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Pols, residents call on de Blasio to help clean up Astoria
Photo Courtesy of Assemblymember Aravella Simotas' Office

Local elected officials are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to help clean up Astoria. Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Senator Michael Gianaris and Councilmember Costa Constantinides are continuing their call for cleaner streets as residents voice their concerns on trash.  The leaders are asking de Blasio to increase trash pick-up in the area, which currently only […]

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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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Community demands end to disruptive subway noise by Astoria school
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Local elected officials and the P.S. 85 community in Astoria want to put a screeching halt to subway noise. State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and Councilmember-elect Costa Constantinides joined community leaders, parents, teachers and students from P.S. 85 at a rally Tuesday to demand the MTA and Department of […]

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