Pols call for redesign of Queensboro Bridge exit ramp after deadly accident
Photo Courtesy of Senator Michael Gianaris' Office

After an off-duty NYPD officer was killed when her car smashed into an exit ramp off the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, local elected officials are calling for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to put an end to deadly accidents. Elisa Toro, 36, a 10-year NYPD veteran who was assigned to Manhattan’s 17th Precinct, was heading […]

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Op-Ed: Time is running out – October 3 deadline for sick 9/11 First Responders and survivors

CONGRESSMEMBER CAROLYN MALONEY The horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11 affected all of us, but survivors and the brave First Responders , many of whom risked everything to provide emergency aid, have suffered incomparable health problems and financial loss in the years following this awful tragedy. Recognizing that many of the victims of 9/11 continued to […]

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Queensbridge Park Seawall restoration breaks ground
Photo courtesy of the NYC Parks Department

Local officials, community groups and residents gathered to break ground on the restoration and improvement of the Queensbridge Park Seawall last week. Along with reconstructing the seawall, the $6.65 million project will include a six-foot wide waterfront promenade with benches and plants as well as a small pier at the north end. “The much-anticipated repair […]

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Death threats made against Rep. Carolyn Maloney over gun control support
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Several death threats were phoned into Congressmember Carolyn Maloney’s New York office on Tuesday after the media reported her support of a bill requiring gun owners to carry liability insurance, according to a statement from the politician. Interns working in the office answered the calls and were “understandably shaken” by the threats, she said. Law […]

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Queens congressmembers get mixed results on environment

Some Queens congressmembers aced their green test last year. But some were average, and one was at the bottom of the class. That is according to the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) latest national environmental scorecard. Congressmembers Steve Israel and Carolyn Maloney were tops, with each scoring a 97, followed by Joseph Crowley […]

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