Thanksgiving drive delivers more than 500 turkeys to Jamaica families in need
Photo courtesy of  state Senator Leroy Comrie's office

BY BROOKE SMITH More than 500 turkeys were given out to families in need this Thanksgiving season in a drive sponsored by state Senator Leroy Comrie earlier this week. The two-day drive was made possible through donations from local food providers and community-minded organizations. Comrie enlisted the help of community partners in distributing the 500 turkeys to help alleviate […]

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Councilman seeks to make commuter rail fares equivalent to subway prices
Photo via Flickr/Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Queens residents living in “transportation deserts” have very limited options for commuting to Manhattan and often have to pay higher fares to use the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). One councilman is arguing that the long commutes and increased fares are a burden to these residents and that people using the LIRR or Metro-North Railroad to travel within city […]

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Live performances, music, dance and more at Queens Library!

COME CELEBRATE! Every library in every neighborhood will be open six days a week, beginning the week of Nov. 15 and the Queens Library invites everyone to FREE gala programs on Saturday, November 21. Live performances, music, dance, arts & crafts, clowns, special guest appearance throughout The Borough all day… and it’s all FREE! But […]

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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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Queens Chamber of Commerce honors business people of the year
THE COURIER/Photo by Alan Ngai

The Queens Chamber of Commerce honored their Business People of the Year with awards presented during a gala event Thursday night at Terrace on the Park. Executive Director Thomas Grech remarked on the constant evolution of the Chamber, including initiatives such as the newly formed real estate committee. “Please know that every action we take […]

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