Author: michaeldorgan

Viral Video Shows Protesters Heckling AOC for Supporting Ukraine, Say It Could Lead to Nuclear War

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Oct, 14, 2022 By Michael Dorgan A video has gone viral of progressive Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being heckled by two protesters who said her decision to support Ukraine’s war effort against Russia could lead to nuclear Armageddon. The video, which has generated more than 7 million views on Twitter, shows two demonstrators yelling at Ocasio-Cortez… Read more »

Two Queens Councilmembers Call on City to End Vaccine Mandates

Oct. 14, 2022 By Michael Dorgan Queens Councilmembers Vickie Paladino and Joann Ariola held a rally outside City Hall Wednesday calling on lawmakers to end vaccine mandates and to establish a strict set of scientific guidelines that must be met before masking is required at schools. The Councilmembers, both Republicans, unveiled a package of legislation… Read more »

NYPD: Swastikas Scrawled Onto Newspaper Stands in Kew Garden Hills During Jewish High Holiday

Oct. 7, 2022 By Michael Dorgan Several swastikas were scrawled onto newspaper boxes used to distribute Jewish publications in Kew Garden Hills overnight Tuesday – drawing strong condemnation from Queens elected officials. The swastikas were discovered by a delivery worker on the corner of Kissena Boulevard and Aguilar Avenue early Wednesday – just hours after… Read more »

Competition Offering Start-up Businesses $20,000 Each in Seed Funding Launched by QB President

Oct 4, 2022 By Michael Dorgan Calling all entrepreneurs! Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and a local non-profit have launched a new competition aimed at providing entrepreneurs with seed funding to get their start-up businesses off the ground. The contest, called Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge (QTIC), will see entrepreneurs from a wide variety of… Read more »

Queens Councilmembers Co-Sponsoring Bill to Abolish NYPD’s Gang’s Database

Sept. 29, 2022 By Michael Dorgan Three Queens Councilmembers are co-sponsoring a bill that would abolish the NYPD’s gang database. The bill, which is being co-sponsored by Queens progressives Tiffany Cabán, Julie Won and Shekar Krishnan, would end the database and prevent the police department from compiling a replacement. The NYPD’s gang database is a… Read more »

Home Care Workers Hold Protest Outside Sandra Ung’s Office, Call for Her to Back Legislation to Prevent Exploitation

Sept. 23, 2022 By Michael Dorgan Dozens of immigrant home care workers — who look after elderly patients — held a protest outside Councilmember Sandra Ung’s district office in Flushing Thursday calling on the lawmaker to sign on to a bill that they say would prevent workers from being exploited. The demonstrators assembled in the… Read more »