Queens senator discusses legislative priorities on healthcare for all and MTA transparency at town hall

State Senator Jessica Ramos covered a lot of ground at her end of the year town hall on Dec. 5 in East Elmhurst, ranging from micro to macro. In moments, she went from protecting a bike lane on 34th Avenue to overhauling the state’s health care system. Ramos, a freshman senator representing Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Corona […]

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BREAKING: MTA and Transit union reach contract agreement

The MTA and transit workers’ union have reached a tentative contract agreement. MTA Chairman and CEO Pat Foye and the Transport Workers Union Local 100 announced an agreement Wednesday after months of bitter back-and-forth between the authority and the union, which represents roughly 40,000 employees in the subway and bus system. “We have reached a […]

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Transit union calls on MTA for more help cleaning filthy trains during contract negotiations

Subway workers are pushing the MTA for more help cleaning urine-soaked trains. Transport Workers Union Local 100, the union representing 40,000 bus and subway workers, rallied on Wednesday for the restoration of roughly 80 terminal cleaner positions that were cut over the years. The calls came as the union and MTA leadership continue negotiations for […]

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Queens DSA branch only recommends one candidate for endorsement in 2020 elections

After canvassing efforts of the Queens Democratic Socialists of America nearly tipped the scales for Tiffany Cabán’s primary campaign for District Attorney, the organization’s Queens branch only made one recommendation for an endorsement in the 2020 elections.  Though four candidates made it past the first phase of the organization’s endorsement process, only Zohran Mamdani, a […]

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‘Queens is not for sale’: Community activists protest EDC’s plan to develop Sunnyside Yards

Justice for All Coalition, Stop Sunnyside Yards, Woodside on the Move, Take Back NYC and several other community activists and leaders rallied on Monday on Skillman Avenue to demand that all public officials and city agencies — particularly the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the Department of City Planning (DCP) — stop […]

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