Annual Italian Heritage Celebration held at City Hall Wednesday
Photo courtesy of the office of Councilman Paul Vallone

The Annual Italian Heritage Celebration was held Wednesday at City Hall and drew nearly 300 guests to the Council Chambers to honor Italian culture and commemorate the 100th birthday of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra. This year’s event was hosted by Councilman Paul Vallone and attended by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, friends, families, guests and dignitaries. […]

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Queens advocates join annual Brides’ March to end domestic violence
Photos by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Domestic violence survivors, advocates, family members and community leaders led by Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito set out from Glendale Saturday to take part in the 15th annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Brides’ March in the Bronx. “We’re bringing attention to the fact that women are getting killed at […]

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First free feminine hygiene product dispenser at city school debuts in Corona
Photo courtesy of City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland

A Corona high school is the first in New York City to have a free sanitary napkin and tampon dispensers in a girls’ restroom. Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland announced on Tuesday the machine’s installation at the High School for Arts and Business, which will provide young ladies with feminine hygiene products free of charge. HOSPECO, which Ferreras-Copeland […]

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Pols announce construction of new library in Far Rockaway
Photo courtesy of Dominick Totino Photography

Elected officials gathered at the Queens Library at Far Rockaway on Wednesday to announce that the $29.75 million project to completely rebuild the structure is underway. Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilman Donovan Richards secured more than $6 million in capital funding for the project and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz added more than $21 […]

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$3M more invested into Hunters Point Community Library
THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

A Long Island City community has fought for over a decade to get a library, and now its dream has started to become a reality — all with a little help from its friends. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined Queens Library Interim President and CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey, other library representatives and local leaders on the LIC […]

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