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City opts to fix shuttered shops in Willets Point

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on May 31, 2013 | No Comments

After one branch of city government issued several Willets Point business owners violations and shut down their body shops earlier this month?, another branch will now pay to fix them. On May 17, inspectors from the city Department of Buildings closed? two lots housing several auto businesses in the Iron Triangle. At one property, on [...]

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Residents plan to sue DEP to end flooding

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on May 31, 2013 | No Comments

Lawmakers and homeowners fed up with flooding in southeast Queens are moving forward with legal means to try and force the city Department of Environmental Protection to alleviate the problem. Lawmakers have drafted bills and homeowners are exploring lawsuits.? State Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-Jamaica), the Queens chapter of the National Action Network and community leaders [...]

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Avella thanks our vets

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on May 31, 2013 | No Comments

In recognition of Memorial Day, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) invited four decorated veterans into his northeast Queens district office with resolutions in hand to honor them for their service. The senator sits on the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee and said he holds a similar ceremony twice a year, at 38-50 [...]

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Weiner tries comback with mayor race entry

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on May 24, 2013 | No Comments

Former Forest Hills U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner officially kicked off his quest for Gracie Mansion with a video announcement posted on YouTube late Tuesday. The scandal-scarred politician takes on the city’s mayoral campaign close to two years after resigning from Congress in 2011 when it was revealed he posted a lewd photo of himself on [...]

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Weprin pushes to pass ‘Alice’s Law’

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on May 24, 2013 | No Comments

A Queens state Assemblyman’s efforts to crack down on staged car accidents kicked into high gear as the lawmaker prepared his final push before the current legislation session ends in June. One decade ago, 71-year-old Queens grandmother Alice Ross died when her car crashed into a tree after being intentionally struck in a pre-meditated collision. [...]

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Koo’s campaign HQ opens in Flushing

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on May 24, 2013 | No Comments

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) kicked off his campaign for re-election last week when the lawmaker officially opened his downtown headquarters. “I promise that I will do my best to serve my community,” Koo told a crowd gathered at his campaign office within Flushing Mall, located at 133-31 39th Ave. “It is the most important [...]