Queens women will receive more feminine hygiene products in schools, shelters and prisons
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Three bills that will boost feminine hygiene products for New York City public school students, shelter residents and inmates were signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday. The mayor signed the legislative package that intends to increase the feminine products available citywide. According to a council statement last month, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) […]

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Lead paint throughout Flushing’s Pomonok Houses is making children sick, lawmakers say
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Why hasn’t the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) done more to remove lead paint from apartments at the Pomonok Houses? That’s a question that local elected officials gathered at the low-income housing complex in Flushing on Monday want answered by the city agency responsible for properly maintaining the apartments. According to a bevy of elected officials […]

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‘No bill, no break!’ Queens Democrats in the thick of the Congressional sit-in on Capitol Hill
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Members of Congress representing Queens made their voices heard in the sit-in that began yesterday morning on the floor of the House of Representatives and ended this afternoon. House Democrats, led by Georgia Congressman John Lewis, began their protest just after 11 a.m. Wednesday demanding that the Republican-led chamber take a vote on proposed gun control […]

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A year after a fiery train and truck crash in Maspeth, one lawmaker demands answers
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What are the results? That is what one Queens politician wants to know from the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) investigation into New York & Atlantic Railway’s (NYA) safety culture and management practices after a speeding train crashed into a tractor-trailer in Maspeth on July 8, 2015. Congresswoman Grace Meng is calling on the FRA to […]

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Additional runway at Newark Airport might mean a whole lot more airplane noise in Queens
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Queens residents may face the burden of more airplane noise due to a new plan for Newark Liberty International Airport that might involve an additional runway. Flushing-based Congresswoman Grace Meng expressed her opposition in a letter to the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday, stating that the New Jersey airport’s plan to use another runway […]

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