City Council announces restoration of Peter Vallone Sr. namesake scholarship
Photo courtesy office of Councilman Paul Vallone

Follow @LiamLaGuerre “The original Dream Act” — as some call it — is alive. Thousands of eligible high school students across the city will once again be able to enjoy the rewards of a college scholarship, regardless of immigration status. Officials announced Tuesday the City Council Merit Based Scholarship, once named after former Speaker Peter […]

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City officials split on marching in St. Patrick’s Day parades
Photo by Spencer Scott Nelson

St. Patrick’s Day parades citywide are creating a stir. City officials are divided on the decision to march in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan. But the annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Rockaways brought in a slew of pols including Borough President Melinda Katz, State Senator Joseph Addabbo and […]

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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announces GOP run for governor
Video via YouTube/Rob Astorino

Rob Astorino is asking voters whether New York is winning or losing. The Westchester County Executive, in a video challenging Andrew Cuomo’s economic successes in leading the state, has announced he is running on the Republican ticket for governor. “I’m tired of listening to the fairy tale that everything is just great when it’s just […]

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2013: The year in photos
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As we bid adieu to 2013, The Queens Courier brings you a look at the year that was . . . from the selection of a new Pope to the downfall of our elected officials, to tragedy, controversy and everything in between. And as we look ahead to 2014, we wish our new legislators luck […]

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A question of action

The best-kept secrets in City Hall are the cost overruns and time delays for renovations of the NYC Council chambers. Construction began in 2007 with an original cost estimate below $50 million and completion date of 2009.  In 2008, the first of a series of cost overruns raised the price tag to $65 million.  In 2011, it was announced that the final […]

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