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Quinn tours Central Library after city budget restoration

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 26, District 27, District 28 on July 21, 2011 | No Comments

Just weeks after City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) and the rest of her Council colleagues saved the Queens Library from massive cuts in the city budget, she took a tour and saw exactly where the money went. Quinn met with staff members at the Central Branch, at 89-11 Merrick Blvd., last week to thank [...]

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NY passes marriage equality

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 13, District 14, District 15, District 26, Governor, State Senate on June 30, 2011 | No Comments

After Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed same-sex marriage into law, a city councilman had a chance to break out a long-awaited wedding cake and officials were already speculating how much revenue would come from the legislation. By a 33-29 vote, the state Legislature passed the controversial measure late Friday night to end the summer session, drawing [...]

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Maloney gets $550K for LIC public schools

Posted by Philip Newman in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 12, District 14, District 26, State Senate, U.S. House on June 16, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) has announced a federal grant of $552,000 for volunteer mentoring and tutoring in an effort to increase attendance and graduation rates in Long Island City schools. The money is part of a $2.9 million grant for such activities throughout New York City. “With tough budgets in Washington, federal education grants [...]

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Maloney touts rail project at Sunnyside Yds.

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 12, District 14, District 26, State Senate, U.S. House on May 26, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) visited Sunnyside Yards last Thursday to tout not only a federal grant to fix the bottlenecking of trains at the yards and prepare the yards for high-speed rail, but also the jobs and economic boost expected to come from the construction work. “The first high-speed rail project in America is [...]

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Maloney says state secured $295M for Sunnyside Yards

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 26, Governor, U.S. House on May 12, 2011 | No Comments

At a fund-raiser in a Sunnyside restaurant Monday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) announced the state had secured a nearly $295 million grant to improve part of the Sunnyside Yards and ready the system for high-speed rail. “New York is going to put high-speed rail on the map,” Maloney predicted at Dazies Restaurant, at 39-41 [...]

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Queensbridge event helps boy fight his illness

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 26 on March 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

When more than 100 people came out to the Jacob Riis House Monday evening, they did so not only to witness eight members of their community be honored but to make a difference in the life of one sick little boy. At 10-25 41st Ave. in Queensbridge, eight individuals ranging from civic activists to artists [...]