Andrew Cuomo

State forum helps build small business in Queens
State forum helps build small business in Queens
Business Cristabelle Tumola 9/02/2012 at 8:09AM

Established and potential small business owners filled the auditorium of the Flushing Library with pens and paper in hand (and a few laptops), ready to jot down information on ways to help their small businesses. Around 250 people attended the August 22 event, which was the last in a series of small business forums that [...]

Pols ask for $500G for Senior Housing Development in Howard Beach
Pols ask for $500G for Senior Housing Development in Howard Beach
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/31/2012 at 9:08AM

A senior housing development currently under construction needs more funding to fix its failing façade. Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder recently sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him for an additional $500,000 from the Port Authority’s Regional Funds Account to repair the Senior Housing Development in Howard Beach. The project, which [...]

Legislation tackles cyberbullying
News Amanda Mayo 8/22/2012 at 5:15PM

As students, parents and educators gear up for the new school year, elected officials are tackling the growing problem of cyberbullying. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation last month that is designed to shed light on the hazards of cyberbullying and require educators to respond to such attacks as soon as they happen. State Senator Joseph [...]

Today is deadline to register to vote in September primary; online registration now available
Today is deadline to register to vote in September primary; online registration now available
News Billy Rennison 8/17/2012 at 12:00PM

With the state ranking near the bottom in voter registration, the governor announced a new initiative to allow online registration. Residents can now log on to their computers to register to vote change their address or update party enrollment. “We are knocking down longstanding barriers that have prevented many New Yorkers from participating in the [...]

Op Ed: Human trafficking is not victimless
News Queens Courier Staff 8/16/2012 at 3:03PM

BY SENATOR JOSE PERALTA I introduced a bill last year, which Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law, prohibiting the distribution of obscene, business-card-sized ads for prostitutes.  These so-called “chica” cards, which have been handed out along Roosevelt Avenue and adjacent streets for many years, feature promises of “free delivery.” After a press conference at which I [...]

Workers’ compensation rates reduced for first time since 2008
News Philip Hertling 8/11/2012 at 11:58AM

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that New York state employers will see a reduction in workers’ compensation premium rates for the first time in four years. Policyholders will see a decrease of 1.2 percent, the first reduction since 2008. The rate reduction is a result of efforts by the governor’s administration over the past [...]

Cuomo announces crackdown on designer drugs
Cuomo announces crackdown on designer drugs
News Billy Rennison 8/08/2012 at 1:56PM

New regulations will help crack down on the rapidly expanding synthetic drug industry, the governor announced on Tuesday. “The actions we are announcing today attack the problem by helping our law enforcement officers enforce the rules, expanding the list of banned substances used to manufacture bath salts and imposing tougher penalties so those who sell [...]

Teens to need parental consent for body piercings
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/01/2012 at 11:03AM

Bayside teen Elana Campane is considering getting her belly button pierced. She hasn’t told her parents yet, and she’s not sure that they will approve of a piercing that’s not in her ears. For now, the 17-year-old doesn’t need their permission, but she will in a few months when New York becomes the 32nd state [...]

Severe storms to strike city this evening; isolated tornadoes possible
Severe storms to strike city this evening; isolated tornadoes possible
News Billy Rennison 7/26/2012 at 4:00PM

Isolated tornadoes are possible as part of the severe storms that are expected to hit the city this evening. Powerful thunderstorms are forecasted to reach the city between 5 and 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The storm’s  strong winds, heavy rain, large hail and threats of tornadoes prompted Governor Andrew Cuomo to [...]

Con Ed, union reach deal, end lock out
Con Ed, union reach deal, end lock out
News Billy Rennison 7/26/2012 at 3:55PM

Thunderstorms threatening New York City helped Con Edison and its workers strike a tentative deal ending a month long lock out. After a temporary deal was struck earlier in the day to send some workers back to the job, Con Ed, Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a [...]