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Cuomo Announces WTC Worker Protections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week announced World Trade Center workers who performed rescue, recovery and clean-up operations in the year after 9/11 now have significant new protections for workers’ compensation benefits. The World Trade Center Registry was reopened and the deadline for joining extended to Sept. 11, 2014; certain previously time-barred World Trade Center claims […]

Gennaro Backs Polystyrene Removal

Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) recently announced his support for Intro 1060, a proposed law before the City Council that addresses the environmentally harmful and expensive problem of polystyrene foam containers while adding important protections for small business owners and nonprofits. The bill, introduced by Councilman Lewis Fidler with the critical support of the Bloomberg […]