Queens women will receive more feminine hygiene products in schools, shelters and prisons
Photo by Shutterstock/Roman Prishenko

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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Northeast Queens is getting millions of dollars for school, park and library upgrades
Photo via Councilman Vallone's press office

Almost $14 million will be invested into northeast Queens’ schools, parks, libraries and nonprofits, since the New York City Council passed its multibillion-dollar budget last Tuesday. According to Councilman Vallone’s press release issued Monday, $6 million will be allocated to much-needed capital and expense projects throughout the community. Thanks to his collaboration with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, […]

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Western Queens light rail plan gets $500K for engineering study
QNS/Photo by Anthony Giudice

A proposed light rail system for western Queens could be on the fast track to reality. The city’s new budget for the 2017 fiscal year includes $500,000 earmarked for the city Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct an engineering study to determine the feasibility of bringing a light rail system from Jamaica to Long Island City along the […]

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Memorial service in Jackson Heights tonight for the victims of Orlando mass shooting
Photo via Twitter/@revoltTV

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history that occurred this morning in Orlando, Florida, mourners will gather at Jackson Heights‘ Diversity Plaza tonight for a vigil for the victims. As announced by Councilman Daniel Dromm, the vigil will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Diversity Plaza on 37th Road between 73rd […]

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Antique lighting will illuminate Bayside’s Bell Boulevard to attract shoppers
Photo by NYC Department of Transportation

Let there be antique lights at Bell Boulevard in Bayside. Councilman Paul Vallone is facilitating a project with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install antique lighting on the Bayside strip with a capital construction project that extends from 35th Avenue to Northern Boulevard. The councilman believes that beautifying the shopping strip will be a profitable implementation that attracts more […]

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