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‘Why people don’t trust politicians,’ Queens pols react to Hochul’s congestion pricing snafu 

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Jun. 7, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Governor Kathy Hochul surprised everyone on Wednesday when she announced that congestion pricing would be paused indefinitely.  “Circumstances have changed and we must respond to the facts on the ground — not from the rhetoric from five years ago. So, after careful consideration, I have come to the difficult…
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Queens lawmakers rally for legislation to improve representation of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) communities

May. 22, 2024 By Czarinna Andres May 22, 2024 By Czarinna Andres At the state Capitol on Wednesday, Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas, State Senator Michael Gianaris, and leaders from groups such as the New York Immigration Coalition and Malikah rallied support for a bill that seeks to overhaul demographic data collection for Middle Eastern and North… Read more »

Sammy’s Law passed: Queens leaders hail new legislation enabling NYC to lower speed limits for safer streets

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May. 1, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Queens Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas and State Senator John Liu joined community advocates Tuesday to celebrate the passage of Sammy’s Law, a legislation that allows for New York City to determine its own speed limits, in the latest New York State budget. The legislation is meant to help reduce traffic…
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Elmhurst Hospital and American Heart Association join forces for annual ‘Go for Red’ women’s health fair


Feb. 5, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The Elmhurst Hospital, in partnership with the American Heart Association, held its annual “Go for Red” women’s health fair Friday, Feb. 2. The health fair is meant to foster research and awareness for women’s heart disease, according to Dr. Rosy Thachil of the hospital’s Cardiology department. Educational materials were also available to get people to think about their heart health, regardless of age. “One of the misconceptions we have in this country and really among physicians and patients too is that the number one killer of women is breast cancer, lung disease or something…
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