Author: Allie Griffin

House Passes Meng’s Bill That Seeks to Create the First National AAPI Museum

April 28, 2022 By Allie Griffin The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng’s bill that seeks to create the first national museum dedicated to preserving the history, culture and accomplishments of Asian Pacific Americans. The bipartisan bill — which was co-sponsored by 120 members and endorsed by countless AAPI organizations… Read more »

DOT to Host ‘Car-Free’ Earth Day Activities on 34th Avenue Open Street

April 21, 2022 By Allie Griffin The Department of Transportation is partnering with local organizations to host a slew of activities on open streets across the city in honor of its annual “Car Free” Earth Day celebration Saturday. In Queens, DOT staff, other city agencies and community-based organizations will take over the 34th Avenue Open… Read more »

Assembly Member González-Rojas Secures Funding for Several Programs in the State Budget

April 14, 2022 By Allie Griffin Assembly Member Jessica González-Rojas announced this week that she helped secure funding for several key initiatives in the new state budget. State lawmakers passed the final $220 billion state budget for fiscal year 2023 over the weekend. The budget, González-Rojas said, included funding for renters and small landlords, hospitals,… Read more »

Assembly Member Brian Barnwell Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

April 12, 2022 By Allie Griffin Assembly Member Brian Barnwell announced via social media Tuesday morning that he will not be seeking re-election. “It is with sadness that I announce that I will not be seeking re-election to the NYS Assembly for a 4th term,” he announced via Twitter. “… It has been a true… Read more »