Floating Hospital Gets $320K In Federal Funds

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The Floating Hospital will be kept healthy and growing thanks to $320,000 in Federal funding. Headquartered in Long Island City, the Floating Hospital provides health and dental care, health education and counseling to the City’s underserved populations. Among its several satellite locations, the Floating Hospital has also operated a federally […]

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Sheldon Silver Must Step Down

While the presumption of innocence is always an alluring defense for politicians, the integrity of the office of Assembly Speaker, as well that of the Legislative body over which the office presides, is of greater importance than any one person. The revelations about Speaker Sheldon Silver’s alleged misconduct is a stain on Albany, and the […]

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Katz Hosts First State of the Borough

Katz Hosts First State of the Borough

Borough President Melinda Katz delivered her first State of the Borough Address Thursday morning at Queens College. Photo by Bruce Adler. BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer In her first State of the Borough address, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s central message was: “If it’s good for our families, it’s good for Queens.” Speaking at a […]

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Library Gets New Trustees, Admins Resign

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Library’s shake-up is continuing into 2015. Borough President Melinda Katz announced the appointment of two more members to the library’s Board of Trustees. Community Board 12 chair Adrienne Adams and school social worker Dr. Eli Shapiro are now the 16th and 17th members on the board. The same […]

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Astoria Questions $24M Westway Contract

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE   Staff Writer More than 100 Queens residents turned out for a Dept. of Homeless Services public hearing on Astoria’s Westway shelter last Thursday. The hearing was one step in the process of determining whether provider Women In Need will be awarded a proposed $24 million, four-year contract with DHS to operate a […]

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Council Wants New Bulletproof Vests For NYPD

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The City Council wants to make sure police officers stay safe by getting them new bulletproof vests. In an announcement made on Jan. 15, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst), Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn) and Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson (D-Bronx) proposed allocating $7.3 million to replace existing bulletproof […]

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