Queens homeowners have a new program to help them bounce back from the 2008 crisis
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New Yorkers still struggling in the aftermath of the 2008 housing crisis now have a new program to help keep them in their homes. Elected officials met in Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Community Garden in Jamaica Tuesday to announce that New York City homeowners will be the first to gain access to the nation’s first Foreclosure Buyback […]

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Jamaica street was renamed Anthony Mason Way after the late NBA player
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Thirteen-year NBA veteran and New York Knick Anthony Mason was honored Saturday in South Jamaica.  A stretch of 147th Street between Rockaway Boulevard and 123rd Avenue was renamed Anthony Mason Way in an event organized by Councilman Ruben Wills. “He was not only a champion of the game, but of life itself. I want to […]

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Here’s how your City Council member voted on the 5-cent grocery bag tax
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Updated 5:45 p.m., May 6 In a closer-than-anticipated vote, the City Council adopted on Thursday a bill instituting a 5-cent surcharge on grocery shoppers who opt for paper or plastic bags at the checkout counter. Twenty-eight members in all adopted the bill (Intro. 209-A), which charges customers 5 cents per paper or plastic bag used, while 20 […]

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Queens again finds itself on high alert following terrorist attacks in Belgium
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The NYPD is again stepping up counter-terrorism efforts around New York City Tuesday following a series of deadly terrorist attacks in Belgium overnight. Although there appears to be no local link to the attacks, the NYPD nonetheless dispatched additional resources to “crowded areas and transit locations around the city out of an abundance of caution,” […]

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Wills seeks passage of Community Violence Prevention Act
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BY YUSONG LEE City Councilman Ruben Wills recently reintroduced his bill, the Community Violence Prevention Act (CVPA), which would establish a commission to find solutions to crime. Under the CVPA, the city will identify which neighborhoods have the highest rates of violent crime occurrence and evaluate the city’s efforts to find out which conditions lead to […]

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