Suozzi makes ‘getting things done’ his mantra as he seeks to replace Steve Israel in Congress
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There aren’t many political differences between Congressional candidate Tom Suozzi and his four rivals in the Democratic primary, so the former Nassau County executive highlights the one thing he believes separates him from the pack: his career of public service. “The one thing that I’m trying to distinguish myself on is that I have a proven […]

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Congressional hopeful Steve Stern talks aircraft noise and other quality-of-life matters
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Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern hopes to replace outgoing Congressman Steve Israel by continuing his legacy. During an interview at the QNS office in Bayside on Monday, the candidate for New York’s 3rd Congressional District seat expressed his enthusiasm toward change after being endorsed by Israel. Stern declared that he is ready to continue the legacy of Israel and […]

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Following a Long Island plane crash, Whitestone residents fear frequent tourist helicopters
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Whitestone has been rumbling with anger over Hampton helicopters that instill a sense of fear and discomfort among neighborhood residents. Tuesday’s report of a single-engine plane crashed in Syosset, Long Island, that killed three occupants near a school has added to the anxieties of Whitestone residents. “My heart sunk,” said Alfredo Centola, president of the We Love Whitestone Civic […]

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Howard Beach and south Queens residents call for stricter jet noise rules
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It’s something Howard Beach residents experience every day: low-flying airplanes approaching the runways of John F. Kennedy Airport that sound as if they’re about to land on their rooftops. While acknowledging little can be done to stop the traffic, one local lawmaker is pressing the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten airplane noise rules and give residents […]

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Northeast Queens airplane noise: community board wants a say in transit study
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Northeast Queens residents want their voices heard loud and clear regarding airplane noise in their skies. Community Board 7 (CB 7)of Flushing, Whitestone, and College Point is requesting that Borough President Melinda Katz push for more community stakeholder inclusion in advisory committees tasked with reducing airport noise pollution. The technical advisory committees were created as part of […]

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