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Belmont Racetrack re-development named a ‘Project of Regional Significance’

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May. 21, 2024 By Athena Dawson The Belmont Racetrack reboot has been hailed as a “Project of Regional Significance” by the Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC). The $455 million project for the Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont, near the Queens-Nassau County border, was given the designation after a presentation from developer Michael Dubb, who…
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Queens elected officials secure $70 million from New York State Budget for school safety equipment in religious and independent schools

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May. 17, 2024 By Anthony Medina Religious and independent schools throughout the city will soon receive additional funding for school safety equipment, thanks to Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and State Senator Michael Gianaris, who, after extensive advocacy efforts, successfully secured $70 million from the New York State Budget for 2024-25 for Non-Public School Safety Equipment (NPSE)…
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Queens lawmakers demand MTA include the borough in express bus service expansion

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May. 17, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens lawmakers are calling on the MTA to expand express bus service in the borough after it was excluded from a recently announced pilot program focused on Brooklyn and Staten Island.   Seventeen state elected officials collectively penned a letter to MTA Chief Janno Lieber on May 15, calling on…
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Rep. Meng moves to ban civilian use of body armor on the anniversary of Buffalo mass shooting

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May. 16, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan On the two-year anniversary of a racially motivated mass shooting that killed ten people in Buffalo, Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng reintroduced legislation to ban the body armor worn by the shooter.  The Aaron Salter Jr. Responsible Body Armor Possession Act would prohibit the possession, sale or transfer of enhanced…
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NYC DOT invites commuters to join the citywide Bike-to-Work Day tomorrow

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May. 16, 2024 By Anthony Medina The New York City Department of Transportation is inviting New Yorkers to ditch their rides and grab their bikes tomorrow, May 17, for a citywide Bike-to-Work Day.  DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, who heads the citywide department, shared the invitation with city riders at the height of Bike Month. Earlier…
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