Jewish Council Holds Legislative Breakfast

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Jewish Community Council held its legislative breakfast last weekend, going over synagogue security and the safety of the community in the light of the Paris attacks. The breakfast, which took place on Jan. 11 at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, featured keynote addresses by Israeli Deputy […]

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Council Calls For Zadroga Act Reauthorization

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Last week, City Council members introduced a resolution calling on the federal government to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The Zadroga Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in January 2011. It provides healthcare and compensation to 9/11 survivors and first responders who suffer […]

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De Blasio Proposes New Tax Structure

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a reform on Monday that aims to modernize the City’s outdated corporate tax structure. The reform would provide a tax cut to the City’s small businesses and manufacturers and raise taxes for a small number of larger companies. It would be the biggest shift for this policy since the 1940s. […]

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FDNY To Teach Fire Safety At LeFrak

FDNY To Teach Fire Safety At LeFrak

Jorge Fanjul, chief of staff to Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (left), State. Sen Jose Peralta, District Leader Barbara Jackson and LeFrak City Tenants’ League Coordinator Jim Galloway at the announcement of fire safety classes upcoming at LeFrak City. Photo by Jackie Strawbridge. BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer On the heels of a deadly New Year’s Eve […]

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We Are Charlie Hebdo

Those of us who work at newspapers in the United States, like many who are not in this profession, sometimes take for granted the protections of Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Expression guaranteed in the First Amendment. These rights are the most important tool in any journalist’s repertoire. It is a promise to […]

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Multiple Fires Over New Year’s Week

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Queens enters the New Year pockmarked from multiple tragic fires, which altogether left at least four dead. Flames engulfed a LeFrak City apartment on New Year’s Eve, a Corona church on Sunday and a Jamaica home on Monday, according to the FDNY. Just before midnight on New Year’s Eve, […]

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