Pols call for redesign of Queensboro Bridge exit ramp after deadly accident
Photo Courtesy of Senator Michael Gianaris' Office

After an off-duty NYPD officer was killed when her car smashed into an exit ramp off the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, local elected officials are calling for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to put an end to deadly accidents. Elisa Toro, 36, a 10-year NYPD veteran who was assigned to Manhattan’s 17th Precinct, was heading […]

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Maspeth school renamed in honor of Geraldine Ferraro
THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

A Maspeth elementary school is paying tribute to a trailblazer. Public School 290 has been renamed the Geraldine A. Ferraro Campus in honor of the first female vice presidential candidate and three-term U.S. congressmember. She passed away in 2011. The A.C.E. Academy for Scholars will open on the new campus in September of next year. […]

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Science extension connects LIC high schools
Photo courtesy of Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan

Two Long Island City schools have great chemistry. At a Thursday, October 18 ceremony, Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott cut the ribbon to open the science-oriented extension connecting Middle College High School and International High School at LaGuardia College in Long Island City. Joined by Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, Middle College High […]

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The Center for the Women of New York celebrates 25 years
The Courier/Photos

The Center for the Women of New York hosted its 25th anniversary luncheon at the Douglaston Manor and Golf Club. The event honored “Woman of Distinction” Matilda Raffa Cuomo, former First Lady of New York State; Community Service awardee Assemblymember Catherine Nolan; Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley; Catherine Glover, Esq., NYS Democratic State Committeewoman; Sasha Greene, LMSW, […]

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Long Island City strip club denied liquor license
Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer

            Instead of “take it off,” Long Island City is shouting, “shut it down!”             After rallying in front of a local strip club to block its opening, L.I.C. residents and officals got their wish as the club, Gypsy rose, was denied a liquor license by the State Liquor Authority on January 18.             Councilmember […]

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