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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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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Reward offered for swastika perp
Photos Courtesy of Councilmember Daniel Dromm

The neighboring communities of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst are battling back against a string of hate crimes that recently rocked the region’s residents. Beginning the night of November 2 and extending into the early hours of November 3, swastikas were drawn at three locations across the area — on the facades of the Jackson Heights […]

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