Flushing gay rights activist honored with street co-naming
THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Follow me @liamlaguerre   A local activist who paved the way for gay rights was honored along with her family with a street co-naming Saturday on the Flushing block where she lived and worked. Standing in front of Jeanne Manford’s former home on 171st Street, politicians, including openly-gay Councilman Daniel Dromm, neighbors and members of the gay […]

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Op-ed: Why we need Mayor de Blasio’s pre-k plan

COUNCILMEMBER DANIEL DROMM As chair of the NYC Council Education Committee, it is a priority of mine to see Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal pre-kindergarten plan enacted. The only viable way to ensure that our children get this extra year of education is to create a tax on the city’s most wealthy residents to help […]

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De Blasio joins Sunnyside and Woodside to celebrate St. Pat’s for All Parade
Photo by Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

Sunnyside and Woodside got all dressed up in green for the annual St. Pat’s for All Parade Sunday. The parade, which ran down Skillman Avenue, featured the young and old, and even some four-legged friends celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. After deciding to boycott the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, because of its ban on […]

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Pol, residents call on Jackson Heights Starbucks to clean up its garbage
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Updated: Tuesday, March 4, 11:07 a.m.  A group of Jackson Heights residents are telling one Starbucks shop that enough is enough. Councilmember Daniel Dromm gathered with residents in front of the Starbucks located on 78-25 37th Ave. Friday to call attention to the growing issue of garbage being dumped on the residential block of 79th […]

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Corona immunization clinic set to close once again
THE COURIER/File Photo

It’s déjà-vu for two major immunization walk-in clinics as the city renews its plans to close the sites by the end of the month, according to union leaders. In August, the City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced it would close the Corona Health Center, located at 34-33 Junction Blvd., and the Tremont […]

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