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As mosquito war ratchets up, one Queens lawmaker calls for more pesticide spraying in her district

The city has begun its annual war on mosquitoes with larvicide spraying in marshy areas of Queens this week — but one local lawmaker says the city shouldn’t ignore her district’s skeeter problem. Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato — whose district includes Howard Beach, Broad Channel and much of the Rockaway Peninsula — called on the […]

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Mayor announces that this public square in Astoria will get a complete makeover

Dozens of parks across the city are in the process of being renovated as a part of the mayor’s Community Parks Initiative, and Chappetto Square in Astoria has been added to the list. In 2014, the city embarked on a mission to restore 35 community parks around the five boroughs. In 2016, that number increased to […]

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Planned Parenthood in LIC is distributing travel safety kits to help stop the spread of Zika

New York City’s chapter of Planned Parenthood is stepping up its attempts to combat the Zika virus this summer. The organization will be providing supplies and information to New Yorkers, specifically those who will be traveling to and from Zika-affected countries. It’s the group’s newest attempt to contain the spread of Zika in the U.S.; […]

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Advisory: Health Department to begin mosquito spraying in Queens

By Angelica Acevedo The New York City Health Department will begin to spray pesticides throughout the summer in all five boroughs in order to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases, such as the West Nile Virus and the Zika Virus. The sprayings are scheduled between this Wednesday and Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., […]

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Here we go again: City to spray parts of Queens this week to kill disease-carrying mosquito larvae

It’s summer in Queens, which means that the city’s Health Department is relaunching its war on mosquitoes that could potentially carry two deadly viruses. The Health Department announced on Monday that it would spray marshy areas of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island between Wednesday, June 28, and Friday, June 30, from 6 a.m. to […]

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