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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Pols call for law change after driver with suspended license fatally strikes Woodside boy
THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Local elected officials are calling for a change in the law to prevent another child, like 8-year-old Noshat Nahian, from losing their life. Noshat was crossing the street with his 11-year-old sister on the way to school at P.S. 152 in Woodside around 8 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 […]

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Costa Constantinides wins City Council District 22 race
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Costa Constantinides is making history and will now serve the community he has called home his whole life. The lifelong Astoria resident has been elected to fill Peter Vallone Jr.’s seat in City Council District 22 and represent Astoria, Long Island City and parts of Jackson Heights. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, he […]

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Elizabeth Delaney, stepdaughter of Assemblymember Michael DenDekker, passed away

Elizabeth Delaney, daughter of Angela DenDekker and stepdaughter of Assemblymember Michael DenDekker, passed away on Sunday, March 11. She was 27. Arrangements were handled by the Edward Lynch Funeral Home in Long Island City. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Fatima Church in East Elmhurst. In lieu of flowers, the family has […]

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Recent hate crimes spur return to old ideals
THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The document itself may be over 300 years old, but the message it conveys is timeless. Public officials united to breathe life back into the Flushing Remonstrance — a historic petition dated back to 1657 when Peter Stuyvesant and a group of citizens protested prohibitions against religious freedom — in light of recent anti-Semitic vandalisms […]

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