Crowdsourcing campaign aims to eliminate cellphone ‘dead zones’

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Can you hear me now?  Senator Charles E. Schumer announced on Tuesday the launch of a crowdsourcing campaign to identify cellphone dead zones throughout New York City and Long Island to prevent calls from being needlessly interrupted. Areas throughout the city and Long Island experience spots of poor quality cellphone network speed, reliability […]

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Barry Grodenchik officially sworn in as District 23 councilman
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Barry Grodenchik was inaugurated Sunday as the City Council representative of District 23 in a ceremony at Queens Village’s Martin Van Buren High School attended by old friends as well as city and state political heavyweights. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was among the speakers at the ceremony, along with Congresswoman Grace Meng, State Comptroller Thomas […]

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Whitestone officials pledge action to deal with overhead helicopter noise
Photo courtesy of George Mirtsopoulos

Lawmakers at the city, state and federal level met with Whitestone residents this month to address complaints of excessive noise pollution from low flying helicopters and outline courses of action to lessen the impact on the community. The meetings follow the collection of data from Stop the Chop NY, a website developed by Whitestone resident Dan Aronoff to collect […]

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Leroy Comrie sworn in as new state Senator for southeast Queens
Photo by Michael Savitzky

Newly elected state Sen. Leroy Comrie was joined by many of his friends, family and other members of government as he was sworn in to his new duties on Jan. 11. The ceremony was held at York College and bought together a small army of elected officials, including U.S. Sen Charles Schumer, City Comptroller Scott […]

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Op-ed: Let’s be their voice

U.S. SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER The heartbreak and agony that Avonte  Oquendo’s family has had to endure is one that I can’t even begin to imagine. Over the course of the past few months, Avonte became more than just a face on a missing poster. New Yorkers came together to search for Avonte and pray for […]

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