Tag: state-senator-jessica-ramos

Dozens gather at Jackson Heights rally calling on Ramos to support Metropolitan Park

May 14, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Dozens of local residents, community leaders and small business owners gathered at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Monday afternoon for a rally calling on State Sen. Jessica Ramos to endorse the $8 billion Metropolitan Park proposal. The proposal would transform 50 acres of parking lot adjacent to… Read more »

Residents pack town hall hosted by Sen. Ramos to debate proposed casino development and alternative plan

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Feb. 9, 2024 By Athena Dawson Hundreds of people gathered at the New York Hall of Science for a town hall hosted by state Sen. Jessica Ramos Wednesday evening to provide encouragement—or disapproval—of the proposed casino plan by Citi Field or the alternative Phoenix Meadows proposal. A huge line wrapped around the building as residents waited in anticipation to get inside. Part of the massive crowd were required to go into a standby auditorium to watch a live stream of the town hall via Facebook. The meeting, the third to be held by Ramos, was significant, since she said she…
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Mayor Adams addresses prostitution, vending and illegal smoke shops at Corona town hall

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Dec. 20, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Mayor Eric Adams held a town hall meeting in Corona Monday night with residents demanding answers as to how the city plans to address increased prostitution, illegal vending and the proliferation of unlicensed smoke shops in the neighborhood. More than hundred attendees attended the event in the gymnasium at Elm Tree Elementary School on 98th Street and peppered the mayor with questions primarily dealing with quality-of-life issues. Several questions also dealt with an uptick in homelessness in the parks as well as crime and street flooding.  A hot topic dealt with the prevalence of…
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Hochul signs bill that requires prisons to offer Halal and Kosher food

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Dec. 15, 2023 By Rachel Butler Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill sponsored by Queens State Sen. Jessica Ramos and Assemblymember Simcha Eichenstein, from Brooklyn, into law on Wednesday that now requires correctional facilities to provide food options that meet special religious dietary requirements. Previously, incarcerated individuals of certain faiths, such as Islam and Judaism,…
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Uber and Lyft workers hold 12-hour strike at LaGuardia Airport

Feb. 27, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Drivers for Uber and Lyft joined together to engage in a 12-hour strike at LaGuardia Airport Sunday, Feb. 26, in response to the rideshare companies allegedly being reluctant to grant pay raises, with Uber filing a lawsuit last December to block a pay hike. This strike marks the third…
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Elmhurst Hospital resident physicians rally for equity among workers, patients

Feb. 22, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Resident physicians and fellows from Elmhurst Hospital gathered for a rally Feb. 21 outside the hospital to call for equity among its workers and patients. The workers taking part in the rally also called for a fair contract that would benefit themselves and their patients. The resident physicians were…
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