Tag: governor-kathy-hochul

Op-Ed | Hochul: Action is Imperative on Shoplifting, but Violent Crime is Just Fine

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Apr. 29, 2024 By Council Member James F. Gennaro Negotiations regarding the New York State budget have just concluded a few days ago and a budget has passed after more than two weeks of delays. But while Gov. Kathy Hochul has proclaimed this year’s ‘bold agenda’ aims to make New York ‘safer,’ there hasn’t been…
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Western Queens community leaders applaud completion of Maspeth Park alongside Kosciuszko Bridge

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Nov. 1, 2023 By Bill Parry Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced the completion of a $17.8 million project to construct Maspeth Park, located within walking distance from surrounding residential neighborhoods including Sunnyside and Blissville. It is the first park to be built in the western portion of Maspeth. The park was built on nearly one…
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Queens senators fought to remove controversial housing proposal from state budget

May. 4, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Members of the Senate Queens Delegation were successful in playing a pivotal role in removing Gov. Kathy Hochul’s controversial statewide Housing Compact from the final state budget that would have had a significantly negative impact on the Queens community. In January, Hochul introduced the housing proposal that would have made sweeping…
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State’s first woman-owned, adult-use cannabis dispensary opening in Queens March 30

Mar. 27, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced that New York state’s first woman-owned conditional adult-use retail cannabis dispensary will open in Queens on Thursday. The cannabis shop Good Grades, located at 162-03 Jamaica Ave. in Jamaica, is scheduled to open at 2 p.m. on March 30. In addition to being the…
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