Participatory budgeting announced for City Council District 19
Photo (right) by Christopher Bride for Property Shark/File Photos

Residents of City Council District 19 will be once again vote on how to spend $1 million in the second year of participatory budgeting with Councilman Paul Vallone. “Participatory budgeting is a great way to get the pulse of the community and see what everyone believes city dollars and resources should be spent on,” Vallone […]

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Students from P.S. 207 in Howard Beach call for traffic safety
Photo courtesy of Office of Phil Goldfeder

Students from P.S. 207 in Howard Beach have stirred Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder to call for improved traffic safety near the school. After third-graders from the school held a rally for improved traffic safety around school grounds on Friday, June 26, Goldfeder sent a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia requesting yield signs […]

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Participatory budget projects announced in districts 19 and 23
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Councilmen in northeast Queens announced the winning projects to be funded with their participatory budgeting allowances, a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. Councilman Paul Vallone announced the four winning projects from District 19 in a press conference in his Bell Boulevard office on Monday, with a […]

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Queens pols remember 9/11 during 13th anniversary
Photo via Twitter/@TonyAvella

BY ASHA MAHADEVAN Queens marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks across the borough on Thursday. State Sen.Tony Avella, fresh off his victory in the primary, joined the 109th Precinct at the 9/11 Park Dedication ceremony in the morning to honor the lives lost 13 years ago. After the ceremony, he embarked on his […]

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Primary Day 2014 coverage
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Check back here for The Queens Courier’s Primary Day coverage from the casting of ballots to the election results. 12:03 a.m.  The District 11 race has been called: Incumbent state Sen. Tony Avella defeats John Liu. 11:05 p.m. Leroy Comrie has been declared the winner in the State Senate District 14 race, defeating incumbent Malcolm Smith at 70.9% […]

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