NYPD Commissioner orders officers on patrol to work in pairs after Dallas attacks
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Following last night’s murder of five police officers on patrol at a Dallas, Texas, protest, the NYPD is stepping up its efforts to keep both officers and demonstrators across the city safe. There is presently no credible threat to police officers in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a Friday afternoon press […]

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Campaign 2016: Northeast Queens Dems vote Suozzi for Congressional seat; incumbents dominate
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He had the most name recognition in the race — and in the end, he got the most votes. Former Nassau County executive Tom Suozzi defeated four rivals to win the Democratic nomination for outgoing Congressman Steve Israel’s Third District seat covering northeast Queens, northern Nassau and northwestern Suffolk counties. With all precincts reporting, Suozzi garnered 35.5 percent […]

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‘No bill, no break!’ Queens Democrats in the thick of the Congressional sit-in on Capitol Hill
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Members of Congress representing Queens made their voices heard in the sit-in that began yesterday morning on the floor of the House of Representatives and ended this afternoon. House Democrats, led by Georgia Congressman John Lewis, began their protest just after 11 a.m. Wednesday demanding that the Republican-led chamber take a vote on proposed gun control […]

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Additional runway at Newark Airport might mean a whole lot more airplane noise in Queens
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Queens residents may face the burden of more airplane noise due to a new plan for Newark Liberty International Airport that might involve an additional runway. Flushing-based Congresswoman Grace Meng expressed her opposition in a letter to the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday, stating that the New Jersey airport’s plan to use another runway […]

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Queens state senator passes on Congressional race and will instead seek re-election
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He’d rather be in Albany than on Capitol Hill. State Senator James Sanders announced on Tuesday he would run for re-election instead of challenging Congressman Gregory Meeks for his Fifth Congressional District seat. Sanders, who represents the 10th Senatorial District covering much of southeast Queens, had formally explored a Congressional campaign, noting that he “wanted to rid […]

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