Give credit where credit is due. New York state Sen. Tony Avella recently called for a new police precinct. When New York State Assemblymember David Weprin was chairperson of the New York City Finance Committee from 2002 to 2009, he advocated creation of the new 116th Precinct out of the existing 105th NYPD Precinct, before [...]
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Sunnyside will soon have two new public spaces that residents can enjoy during the summer.
To help mark the 75th anniversary of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the Queens Historical society is hosting a discussion with Mary Hedge, archivist for MTA Bridges & Tunnels, and Aris Stathopoulos, Deputy Chief Engineer, MTA Bridges & Tunnels on Sunday, April 13.
Last week I had dinner with “Angels” at the Citi Field celebration of the many people who have generously donated $8 million to enable thousands of children to attend parochial schools in Queens and Brooklyn. An Angel helps subsidize the cost of a student’s Catholic grammar school education by providing tuition assistance of $1,500 a [...]
After months of rallying for the future of our children, our voices have finally been heard! Last week, our state legislators approved $300 million in funding for universal pre-kindergarten programs in their final budget. This is historic. We are now poised to ensure every child has access to high-quality, full-day pre-K.
TODAY’S FORECAST: Friday: Generally cloudy. High 69. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low 47. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Councilman Mark Weprin announced the results of the 2014 Participatory Budgeting voting in his district.
TODAY’S FORECAST: Wednesday: Sunny. High 61. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Clear skies. Low 39. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: Becoming partly cloudy after some morning light rain. Fog early. High 66. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 41. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
It’s been more than four years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage. Hard-working families are doing all they can to make ends meet during the worst economy of our lifetime – but through no fault of their own – feel like they are just slipping further behind.