Former Councilman Tom Ognibene, a giant in Republican politics, dies
Photo courtesy of the Juniper Park Civic Association

BY ANTHONY GIUDICE AND ROBERT POZARYCKI Politicians from both parties and community leaders are mourning the loss of Thomas Ognibene, former Republican Councilman of the 30th District, who died on Monday afternoon following a battle with an aggressive form of spinal cancer. Ognibene, 72, was elected in 1992 to represent the district that includes the neighborhoods […]

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City drops its appeal of court’s decision against Willets West development
Photo courtesy of NYC Economic Development Corporation

Updated Friday, Aug. 21, 9:43 a.m. Plans for the redevelopment of Willets Point took another hit Wednesday, this time from the City of New York. The de Blasio administration announced it would not participate in an appeal of a State Appellate Court’s decision blocking the construction of Willets West, a million-square-foot mall on the Citi […]

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Kyle Kimball named Con Edison VP of Government Relations

Con Edison announced Thursday the appointment of Kyle Kimball, former president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), as its vice president of Government Relations. Kimball, who is a Brooklyn resident, will join the company in August. “We are excited to have Kyle join our team at Con Edison,” said Frances A. Resheske, senior […]

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Construction on Cornell Tech campus begins on Roosevelt Island
THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre. Renderings courtesy Weiss/Manfredi

Construction kicked off Tuesday on the $2 billion Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech campus, which many predict will be a feeder of skilled entrepreneurs for the western Queens technology community. Mayor Bill de Blasio and his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, were both in attendance to support the building of the applied sciences campus, which will span 12 acres […]

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Open house tour given at alleged illegal hotel in Flushing
THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

State Senator Tony Avella was given a tour of an alleged illegal hotel in Broadway-Flushing as part of the owner’s effort to demonstrate their intention to use the building as a family residence. The senator had previously appeared at the home, located at 35-20 156th St., to attend a rally planned by the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners’ […]

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