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State Senator Addabbo’s bill directing mobile sports tax revenue to gambling addiction services passes in Albany

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Jun. 13, 2024 By Anthony Medina New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. has heralded another significant milestone in the sports gambling industry as his introduced legislation to authorize 1% of mobile sports tax revenue for gambling addiction services passed in Albany this month.  The New York State Senate approval of Addabbo’s sponsored bill,…
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Candidate forums held for Assembly District 37 candidates; Incumbent Ardila a no-show at both events

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Jun. 12, 2024 By Czarinna Andres and Anthony Medina Two candidate forums were recently held for candidates vying for the New York State Assembly District 37 seat. The Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association held its candidate forum on Thursday, June 6, in Ridgewood. Days later, on Tuesday, June 11, the Western Queens Independent Democratic…
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Council Member Krishnan calls on Mayor Adams for reversal of childcare budget cuts during Woodside daycare visit

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Jun. 7, 2024 By Athena Dawson City Council Member Shekar Krishnan (D-25) joined childcare workers and advocates at a Woodside daycare Thursday to advocate against city-wide budget cuts for early child care. Krishnan and the advocates toured the Woodside Friends Daycare, located at 60-10 Roosevelt Ave.  During the tour, Krishnan called on Mayor Adams’ administration…
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‘Why people don’t trust politicians,’ Queens pols react to Hochul’s congestion pricing snafu 

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Jun. 7, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Governor Kathy Hochul surprised everyone on Wednesday when she announced that congestion pricing would be paused indefinitely.  “Circumstances have changed and we must respond to the facts on the ground — not from the rhetoric from five years ago. So, after careful consideration, I have come to the difficult…
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Queens real estate brokers voice opposition on broker fee legislation, cite risks of higher rents and scarce housing

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Jun. 3, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Real estate brokers in Queens are speaking out against a proposed New York City Council bill to legislate broker fees for residential rentals. The bill, Intro 360, mandates that any representative or agent involved in a residential rental transaction collect their fees from the party that hires them, whether…
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