Dangerous mold complaints go ignored at Jamaica senior home
Photos courtesy of the office of Rory Lancman

Senior citizens in a Jamaica housing development are sick and tired of being ignored over complaints of dangerous mold conditions in their building. The issue is taking place at Shelton House, a 12-story building exclusively for seniors located at 89-09 162nd St. The site houses about 159 residents in a total of 155 apartments and was […]

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Local pols fume over city’s response to blizzard in Queens
Photo via Twitter/@SenatorPeralta

The second-largest snowstorm in the city’s history dumped the most snow on Queens than on any other borough, but the “World’s Borough” seems to have received the least attention from the Department of Sanitation. Elected officials across the borough have been flooded by calls and social media posts from constituents complaining about unplowed streets and […]

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Op-Ed: Taking guns off our streets

BY CITY COUNCILMAN RORY LANCMAN Last year didn’t start out well for crime reduction. Shootings were up slightly from the same period the previous year. How then did we end 2015 with fewer shootings than ever before, with crime throughout the city reaching historic lows in almost all categories? Indeed, our city is safer than […]

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A step closer to MLK’s ‘beloved community’ at Pomonok Houses
Photo courtesy of Office of Councilman Rory I. Lancman

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Three lawmakers are bringing Queens closer to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a “beloved community,” a goal he first talked about in his 1957 speech Birth of a New Nation. Councilman Rory Lancman, state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz joined volunteers from Pomonok Houses and Queens College on […]

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Politician vs. ping-pong champs at Fresh Meadows middle school
Photos courtesy of the office of Rory Lancman

A championship middle school table tennis team in Fresh Meadows traded tips with an expert and showed their skills against a councilman in a very special team meetup on Friday. Councilman Rory Lancman and American Youth Table Tennis Organization President Ben Nisbet met with the M.S. 216 George J. Ryan Middle School table tennis team for […]

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