Rockaway official slams city’s program to rebuild homes after Superstorm Sandy
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One Rockaway official is calling for some drastic changes to be made to a city program aimed at helping people get back into their homes after Superstorm Sandy. Councilman Eric Ulrich voiced his concerns over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the Build it Back Program and called for the resignation or termination of the program’s director, […]

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Bayside residents pressure the city to stop installing green technology without their permission
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The city wants to bring some eco-friendly devices to Bayside, but some neighborhood residents and elected officials said on Thursday that the government should ask for their permission first. State Senator Tony Avella and the Friends of Fort Totten Park supported the residents by urging Mayor Bill de Blasio and city agencies to seek homeowner authorization […]

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Queens women will receive more feminine hygiene products in schools, shelters and prisons
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Three bills that will boost feminine hygiene products for New York City public school students, shelter residents and inmates were signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday. The mayor signed the legislative package that intends to increase the feminine products available citywide. According to a council statement last month, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) […]

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Queens is experiencing second-highest job growth in NYC
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Residents across the “World’s Borough” are finding more work, according to a report released on Tuesday. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced that Queens experienced a 7.80 percent rise in jobs, following Brooklyn. This was based on recently released job data dating back to December 2015. The analysis was conducted by NYCEDC. “We’re working […]

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Queens sees the most home foreclosures of any borough
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New York City has seen a surge of first-time foreclosure auctions this year compared to 2015, and most of these foreclosures are concentrated in Queens, a study found. According to a PropertyShark report, Queens has 302 foreclosed properties scheduled for auction this quarter, the highest number of any borough. This number represents a 43 percent increase from […]

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