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NYC DOT is set to launch e-scooter program in eastern Queens this summer

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May. 18, 2024 By Athena Dawson E-scooters will soon be another part of the daily commute for Queens residents, as first reported by amNY. The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced the launch of an e-scooter sharing program coming to eastern Queens this summer. The program is based on the successful launch of a similar…
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Queensborough Community College hosts annual Partners for Progress Gala celebrating community leaders and student success

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May. 17, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queensborough Community College’s (QCC) Partners for Progress Gala, held on May 16 at Terrace on the Park in Flushing, celebrated notable achievements and raised funds to support the diverse needs of its students. The event recognized key figures in healthcare, community engagement and the arts. This year’s honorees included…
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Queens elected officials secure $70 million from New York State Budget for school safety equipment in religious and independent schools

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May. 17, 2024 By Anthony Medina Religious and independent schools throughout the city will soon receive additional funding for school safety equipment, thanks to Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and State Senator Michael Gianaris, who, after extensive advocacy efforts, successfully secured $70 million from the New York State Budget for 2024-25 for Non-Public School Safety Equipment (NPSE)…
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Queens lawmakers demand MTA include the borough in express bus service expansion

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May. 17, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens lawmakers are calling on the MTA to expand express bus service in the borough after it was excluded from a recently announced pilot program focused on Brooklyn and Staten Island.   Seventeen state elected officials collectively penned a letter to MTA Chief Janno Lieber on May 15, calling on…
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Queens College marks Freedom Summer with play honoring civil rights heroes

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May. 16, 2024 By Athena Dawson On Tuesday, June 18, Queens College will present a reading of a play highlighting local activists’ efforts to register voters living in segregated Mississippi in the 60s. The play ‘The Invaders’ will be showcased at the college’s Goldstein Theatre—located at 153-49 Reeves Avenue- and coincides with the 60th anniversary of…
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Rep. Meng moves to ban civilian use of body armor on the anniversary of Buffalo mass shooting

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May. 16, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan On the two-year anniversary of a racially motivated mass shooting that killed ten people in Buffalo, Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng reintroduced legislation to ban the body armor worn by the shooter.  The Aaron Salter Jr. Responsible Body Armor Possession Act would prohibit the possession, sale or transfer of enhanced…
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NYC DOT invites commuters to join the citywide Bike-to-Work Day tomorrow

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May. 16, 2024 By Anthony Medina The New York City Department of Transportation is inviting New Yorkers to ditch their rides and grab their bikes tomorrow, May 17, for a citywide Bike-to-Work Day.  DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, who heads the citywide department, shared the invitation with city riders at the height of Bike Month. Earlier…
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$2.7M settlement for wage violations reached for 332 NYC Health + Hospitals contracted temporary workers

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May. 16, 2024 By Ethan Marshall A $2.7 million settlement was reached for prevailing wage violations involving 332 temporary office workers at hospitals and medical centers contracted by NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation and the staffing provider, Winston Support Services, LLC. In total, $2,730,526.06 was paid to the workers, which accounts for back wages, civil…
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