City Council Approves Municipal IDs

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer All New Yorkers, regardless of citizenship, are now eligible for City identification cards. The City Council voted last Thursday to approve the creation of municipal IDs, which would allow undocumented New Yorkers to open bank accounts, obtain a driver’s license, enroll in a public school and access other City services. […]

Immigration: Challenges Ahead, Solutions On The Horizon

“Queens is an immigrant community,” Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) said. As of 2012, approximately 27.9 percent of the residents living in Queens identified as Latino. That number has continued to increase. However, many Latinos still face many challenges because of their immigrant status. According to Moya, “[Queens] is a multicultural place; I represent the […]

Moya Fights For Living Wage

Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) is calling on the Port Authority to guarantee area airport workers a living wage and health benefits. Approximately 12,000 workers in New York City-area airports are paid at or near the minimum wage. Thousands of security guards, cabin cleaners, terminal cleaners and ID checkers make poverty wages and are afforded no […]

Navigating The Cyber Marketplace

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer As of Oct. 1, Americans have been able to shop for health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act. But while the concept of shopping for your health insurance online seems convenient, users have reported problems and complications with the website. “Early, the first couple of days, because of the […]