Community leaders call for a special prosecutor to probe a deadly police-involved shooting in South Ozone Park
Photo courtesy of state Senator James Sanders

Less than a week after a man was fatally shot by police following a pursuit in South Ozone Park, the man’s family and a local lawmaker called for a special prosecutor to investigate the incident. State Senator James Sanders joined with family and friends of George Tillman, who was gunned down by NYPD officers in South […]

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New York State introduces $15 minimum wage, progressive paid family leave and more
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On March 31, legislators Andrew M. Cuomo, John Flanagan, Jeffrey Klein and Carl Heastie announced their agreement for the 2016-2017 NYS budget. Here is how key elements of the budget plan may affect you and your family. Minimum wage: The NYS wage is set to gradually increase on an annual basis. However, large and small businesses […]

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PHOTOS: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former mansion in Douglas Manor sells for $2.4M
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An elegant mansion in Douglas Manor that once belonged to Governor Andrew Cuomo sold after almost two years on the market for $2.4 million. The mansions located at Queens private waterfront section of Douglaston are often referred to by the name of the family that once lived there. The mansion at 122 Grosvenor St. is thus still synonymous to Cuomo even though […]

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MMA, on its way to becoming legal, is too barbaric for New York, one Queens lawmaker thinks
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Mixed martial arts (MMA) may be popular, but it’s too violent for one Queens lawmaker. The Assembly voted last week to legalize MMA in New York State, but Assemblywoman Margaret Markey does not want to see the likes of Ronda Rousey or Conor MacGregor coming to the “Big Apple” to fight. New York is presently the last state in the […]

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LaGuardia Airport’s $4 billion overhaul is approved by Port Authority
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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the $4 billion overhaul of LaGuardia Airport is one step closer to becoming a reality. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved a lease with LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the group who will spearhead the building and operation of a new state-of-the-art Terminal B, with a central hall and concourse […]

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