Letter to the Editor: Congressional Candidates Silent on Alzheimer's

Letter to the Editor: Congressional Candidates Silent on Alzheimer's

“As a constituent of the 14th Congressional District, I have listened to candidates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Anthony Pappas but have not heard them say how they will combat Alzheimer’s and support families that are impacted by dementia.”

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Amid Skepticism, Massive Sunnyside Yard Project Holds First Public Meeting

Amid Skepticism, Massive Sunnyside Yard Project Holds First Public Meeting

Plans for the latest massive development project in Queens have begun to take shape above the train tracks at Sunnyside Yard and the agency spearheading the vast proposal is asking for community input, amid concerns over congestion and displacement.

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Giant Storm Barriers in NYC Could Put Our Communities At Risk

Giant Storm Barriers in NYC Could Put Our Communities At Risk

Hurricane Michael is the latest monster storm to rip into the coastal United States; one of a string of hurricanes that have brought destruction to countless communities—from here in Queens to Florida, Puerto Rico and beyond. And as a new global report by the United Nations’ climate panel warned last week, these storms will continue to pummel our communities unless we change course, and quickly.

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Ramos Launches Visioning Sessions For District 13 Constituents

Ramos Launches Visioning Sessions For District 13 Constituents

Jessica Ramos, the Democratic and Working Families Party candidate for the 13th District of the New York State Senate announced on Monday the launch of Visioning Sessions: two-hour long gatherings that will give District 13 residents the opportunity to voice their concerns.

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Sprawling Court System A Quirk of Queens Past

Sprawling Court System A Quirk of Queens Past

With nearly 2.4 million residents dealing with countless issues, Queens was destined to have a vast legal system. But, as anyone who has traveled from Laurelton to Long Island City for early morning jury duty can attest, it certainly is sprawling too.

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Storm Surge Barriers Are Not a Simple Flooding Fix, Environmentalists Say

Storm Surge Barriers Are Not a Simple Flooding Fix, Environmentalists Say

For Queens coastal communities threatened rising sea levels and increasingly severe storms, a maritime barrier may seem like a simple solution to flooding. Indeed, storm surge barriers are a key measure to “manage future flood risk” proposed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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