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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‘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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Congressman Israel breaks from Queens delegation on Syrian refugee bill
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All but one of the seven members of Congress representing Queens County voted Thursday against a controversial bill regarding the processing of refugees escaping from war-torn areas of Syria and Iraq. Congressman Steve Israel — whose district includes all or parts of Bay Terrace, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Little Neck and Whitestone — voted in […]

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Rep. Jeffries wants investigation into FEMA flood insurance scandal
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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is calling upon the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) inspector general to investigate potential fraud in the insurance claims process for people who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. “Superstorm Sandy devastated many communities throughout New York City,” said Jeffries, whose district includes Howard Beach and other areas hit by Sandy. “Homes were destroyed, […]

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