Costa Constantinides sworn in as District 22’s new councilmember
Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Costa Constantinides' Office

Councilmember Costa Constantinides is ready to work for his community. The freshman legislator celebrated his inauguration Sunday at Long Island City High School as the new District 22 councilmember, representing Astoria, and parts of Long Island City, Woodside, East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. Constantinides was sworn in by former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., […]

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Rory Lancman details seamless move from Assembly to City Council
THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

It may have been the smoothest transition in the city. Councilmember Rory Lancman, sipping a 7-Eleven Super Big Gulp, detailed his seamless move from the State Assembly to the City Council Tuesday in a sit-down interview with The Courier. “It’s a different ball game, when everything you deal with is the five boroughs,” he said. […]

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Councilmember Daneek Miller gets to work his first two weeks in office
THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

Councilmember Daneek Miller is “rolling up his sleeves” and taking the ball into his own hands, creating partnerships throughout the southeast Queens community to form one voice for City Hall. “There’s the potential to do really great things as a collective,” he said. “To be successful you have to be inclusive. You have to empower […]

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Costa Constantinides sworn into City Council
Photo Courtesy Costa Constantinides' Facebook

Councilmember Costa Constantinides was officially sworn into the City Council Tuesday by City Clerk Michael McSweeney. He will begin his term Jan. 1 Constantinides, who represents District 22, was joined by Councilmember James Gennaro. The date for his inauguration ceremony in Astoria is still to be determined.   RECOMMENDED STORIES City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning […]

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Mayor Bloomberg signs law to raise cigarette purchase age to 21
THE COURIER/ Photo by Nikki Djokovich

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a law making New York the first major U.S. city to have a minimum cigarette purchase age of 21. Bloomberg signed the law on Tuesday, raising the minimum age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The law, which Bloomberg said “will […]

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