Pols. announce IDNYC pop-up center at Queens Library Briarwood branch
Council Member Lancman, State Senator Comrie, Assemblyman Weprin and Commissioner Agarwal Announce New IDNYC  Pop-Up at the Briarwood Library

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Briarwood residents still have a few more days to get their official New York City identification card at their local public library. The Briarwood library is hosting an IDNYC pop-up registration center that opened on Dec. 29, 2015; the center is slated to close on Wednesday, Jan. 13. City Councilman Rory Lancman, state […]

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Thanksgiving drive delivers more than 500 turkeys to Jamaica families in need
Photo courtesy of  state Senator Leroy Comrie's office

BY BROOKE SMITH More than 500 turkeys were given out to families in need this Thanksgiving season in a drive sponsored by state Senator Leroy Comrie earlier this week. The two-day drive was made possible through donations from local food providers and community-minded organizations. Comrie enlisted the help of community partners in distributing the 500 turkeys to help alleviate […]

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Cunningham Heights tenants and lawmaker unite against apartment woes
Photo courtesy of Senator Leroy Comrie's office

BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI The Cunningham Heights Tenants Association (CTHA) is fighting to address the variety of problems that plague their apartment complex due to alleged negligence by its landlord. “Action needs to be taken now to give us back the quality of life we deserve as tenants and taxpayers,” said Peggy Perry, the Tenants Association president.  The […]

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Queens senators make pizza bet with Illinois pols over Mets-Cubs series
Photo courtesy of state Senator Joseph Addabbo

You wanna pizza this, Illinois? With the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs fighting for the National League pennant, Queens state senators have placed a tasty bet with their members of the Illinois Senate over the outcome of the championship series. State Senators Joseph Addabbo, Leroy Comrie, Michael Gianaris and Jose Peralta announced the wager on Tuesday […]

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Springfield Gardens community rallies to keep local bank open
Photo courtesy of State Senator Leroy Comrie

Springfield Gardens residents rallied with state Senator Leroy Comrie and other advocates Friday outside a Chase Bank slated to close, calling for the financial giant to reverse its decision. Comrie was joined by Councilman I. Daneek Miller, Democratic Assembly nominee Alicia Hyndman, NAACP Jamaica branch president Leroy Gadsden, and a large number of residents and […]

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