Three council members speak out against mayor’s Flushing Meadows Alliance
THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

Two more City Council representatives have joined Rory Lancman in speaking out against the mayor’s choice of representatives on the newly formed Flushing Meadows Corona Park (FMCP) Alliance. Council Members Karen Koslowitz, Peter Koo and Rory Lancman sent a joint letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio this week to express their “extreme dissatisfaction” with the […]

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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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CM Eric Ulrich’s plan for city Veterans Services agency to become a reality
Photo by Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office

New York City will establish a government agency dedicated entirely to veterans issues through an agreement arranged between the mayor and City Council. Councilman Eric Ulrich and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito jointly announced on Wednesday that the City Council would soon vote on and pass a bill creating the city Department of Veterans Services, which will focus […]

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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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