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Queens assemblyman calls for $10 billion in funding for COVID-19 emergency housing and rental assistance

State Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and state Senator Brian Kavanagh, joined by a coalition of state and local elected officials and other New York leaders, are calling on Congress to include $100 billion in additional stimulus funding — with $10 billion for New York state — for housing and rental assistance.  Over 200 state senators, assemblymembers, […]

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Forest Hills mourns loss of former Community Board 6 Chair Joe Hennessy

Joe Hennessy, former chairman of Community Board 6, died on Thursday, April 1, from complications related to the coronavirus. He was 82 years old.  Hennessy chaired the board for 30 years, which covers Forest Hills and Rego Park, until he was voted out in September 2019. He served as president of the Forest Hills Co-op […]

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Queens lawmaker calls on Cuomo to provide $2 million in funding for homeless amid coronavirus pandemic

State Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and his colleagues are calling for an additional $2 million in funding for “Emergency Needs of the Homeless” in light of the coronavirus outbreak.  Hevesi and 13 members of the New York State Legislature sent a signed letter with their requests to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 20.  “New Yorkers who […]

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Queens lawmaker urges Cuomo to enact additional protections for human services providers amid coronavirus pandemic

A Queens lawmaker is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support additional protections for human services providers, who are serving on the frontlines amid the coronavirus pandemic.  In a letter sent to Cuomo on March 19, state Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi thanked the governor for his leadership by taking significant measures to combat the spread of the […]

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Coronavirus fears spread to Queens elections, threatening to jeopardize the petition process

With Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden both canceling big primary night campaign events on Tuesday, the presidential primary is not the only upcoming race to contend with coronavirus worries. Fears about exposure are infecting local elections in Queens as well. A group of 31 candidates, so far, for a variety of […]

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