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‘Why people don’t trust politicians,’ Queens pols react to Hochul’s congestion pricing snafu 

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Jun. 7, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Governor Kathy Hochul surprised everyone on Wednesday when she announced that congestion pricing would be paused indefinitely.  “Circumstances have changed and we must respond to the facts on the ground — not from the rhetoric from five years ago. So, after careful consideration, I have come to the difficult…
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Queens lawmakers rally for legislation to improve representation of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) communities

May. 22, 2024 By Czarinna Andres May 22, 2024 By Czarinna Andres At the state Capitol on Wednesday, Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas, State Senator Michael Gianaris, and leaders from groups such as the New York Immigration Coalition and Malikah rallied support for a bill that seeks to overhaul demographic data collection for Middle Eastern and North… Read more »

Jackson Heights community rallies against illegal smoke shops near schools

May 3, 2024 By Bill Parry Several elected officials representing Jackson Heights rallied with dozens of parents, school children and teachers on May 1, calling for urgent enforcement against Haze Land, located at 37-07 82nd St., an illegal smoke shop that recently re-opened after being shut down by the Sheriff’s department. Haze Land sits in… Read more »

Sammy’s Law passed: Queens leaders hail new legislation enabling NYC to lower speed limits for safer streets

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May. 1, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Queens Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas and State Senator John Liu joined community advocates Tuesday to celebrate the passage of Sammy’s Law, a legislation that allows for New York City to determine its own speed limits, in the latest New York State budget. The legislation is meant to help reduce traffic…
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Assemblymember González-Rojas praises 2025 fiscal budget for investments in Queens communities

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Apr. 26, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Queens Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas (D-34) celebrated the passing of the New York State budget for the 2025 fiscal year, highlighting its inclusion of investments in numerous Queens neighborhoods. Many of these investments include in the budget, which was passed on Saturday, Apr. 21, will have a large impact on…
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Astoria students learn about drones and green energy jobs at STEM event

Apr. 11, 2024 By admin Apr. 11, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain Over 40 students at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens in Astoria participated in a mentoring session on drone technology and green energy jobs Wednesday evening as part of an initiative to introduce young children to STEM careers.  The event, which… Read more »

Assemblymember González-Rojas champions CARES act to aid non-citizen crime victims in New York

Jan. 26, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas and advocates held a rally in Corona Plaza Thursday to draw attention to legislation that she has introduced, that aims to provide assistance to non-citizen victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and torture. The bill, which is being called the New York Connect and Recognize Every… Read more »

‘We deserve a good quality of life’: Tenants of Jackson Heights apartment building demand safe living conditions

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April 3, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Tenants of the Jackson Heights apartment building at 94-16 34th Road were joined by representatives from the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition (RTCNYC) and Catholic Migration Services on April 3 for a rally demanding safer living conditions and a statewide right to counsel. The rally outside the Queens Housing… Read more »