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Three key Queens State Assembly primary races that could shake up Albany representation

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Jun. 18, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan While many seats in New York’s primary election this June are uncontested, three State Assembly races in Queens could alter the borough’s representation in Albany.  Both one-term and long-term incumbents are facing fresh challengers who are hoping to snag the seat and address issues such as housing, public safety,…
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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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Queens elected officials secure $70 million from New York State Budget for school safety equipment in religious and independent schools

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May. 17, 2024 By Anthony Medina Religious and independent schools throughout the city will soon receive additional funding for school safety equipment, thanks to Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and State Senator Michael Gianaris, who, after extensive advocacy efforts, successfully secured $70 million from the New York State Budget for 2024-25 for Non-Public School Safety Equipment (NPSE)…
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Animal Care Centers of NYC to bring unique full-service animal shelter to Ridgewood this spring

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Mar. 15, 2024 By Anthony Medina The Animal Care Centers (ACC) of New York City is expected to open a first-of-its-kind, full-service animal shelter in Ridgewood, according to an announcement made by ACC President and Chief Executive Officer Risa Weinstock on Wednesday, Mar. 13. At a recent Community Board 5 general meeting, an informative presentation unveiled key details of the forthcoming 50,000-square-foot facility. Highlights included innovative building infrastructure designed to enhance pet care and the promise of new job opportunities. The new full-service shelter facility, located at 19-06 Flushing Avenue, at the intersection of Flushing and Woodward Avenues, is expected…
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