Mayor de Blasio announces new effort to improve nail salon workers’ lives
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BY ANGELA MATUA Nail salon workers in New York have recently received attention from elected officials for experiencing poor working conditions, with Mayor Bill de Blasio being the latest to implement reforms to the industry. Though the city has limited jurisdiction over labor and wage laws — the State of New York is in charge of licensing and inspecting […]

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Queens is ground zero for Mayor de Blasio’s plan to create affordable housing
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Queens is at the center of a sweeping plan to create affordable housing unveiled by Mayor Bill de Blasio in his State of the City speech on Tuesday, including a push to create more than 11,000 new homes above the Sunnyside Rail Yard — a project as large as Manhattan’s Stuyvesant Town. In his second State of the […]

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A year in photos: The Queens Courier looks back at 2014
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The Queens Courier is taking a look back at the year gone by, from the inauguration of a new mayor to the horrifying derailment of an F train under Queens Boulevard. The year saw more political ups and downs, tragedies and celebrations. Our high school basketball teams were champions and Queens was named the best place to visit in the nation. Looking forward to 2015, we […]

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MTA town hall to address 7 train shutdowns
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The Long Island City community plans to express its rage at the MTA for the lack of local subway service. A town hall meeting for locals to decry the last three weekends of No. 7 train suspensions is scheduled for Thursday to go over the details of the service disruption, expected to last for 19 […]

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Queens reacts to newly enacted paid sick leave law

Jackson Heights coffee bar owner Afzal Hossain doesn’t like the city’s new paid sick leave law, but he believes we should all follow the law, no matter the burden. His business, Espresso 77, is now required to provide paid sick leave to employees under the city’s newly enacted law, which affects businesses with five or […]

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