Peter Vallone Jr. appointed to Cuomo administration
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Updated 3:40 p.m. Former Queens Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. is joining the Cuomo administration. Vallone, who represented the 22nd District from 2002 to 2013, has been appointed as the special assistant assigned to the commissioner of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. “Excited to join the team of my good friend @NYGovCuomo! Honored to be […]

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Sports Star: Sierra Berkel, captain, Townsend Harris HS girls basketball team
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Name: Sierra Berkel School: Townsend Harris Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Position: Forward Sierra Berkel is a senior on the Townsend Harris High School basketball team. Berkel is leading the team to its third straight undefeated regular season in the PSAL (12-0), currently averaging 15 points and 8 rebounds per game as of January 22. She […]

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Paul Vallone sworn into City Council during local inauguration
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Hundreds of residents packed into a school auditorium Saturday to watch Councilmember Paul Vallone get sworn into office. The early afternoon ceremony at P.S. 169 in Bay Terrace was attended by a lengthy list of dignitaries, including State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Letitia James and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. […]

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Star of Queens: Richard Khuzami, Community Board 1, chair, Parks and Culture Committee
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COMMUNITY  SERVICE:  Richard Khuzami has served on Community Board 1 for the past 11 years. He is currently Chair of the Parks and Culture Committee. He is also a member of Borough President Helen Marshall’s Queens General Assembly, and  has  served as a panelist for the awarding of grants for the Queens Council on the […]

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Council approves law increasing number of parks where crime is reported
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The City Council unanimously passed an amendment Thursday that would require the NYPD to submit to the Council crime reports for all city parks and playgrounds larger than one acre. Currently, crimes are only reported in the city’s 31 largest green spaces. The NYPD would also be required to post this data on the department’s […]

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