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Next Week/This Week: Il Mio Cuomo


1. LaGuardia Airport: Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joseph Biden announced on Monday at a meeting of the Association for a Better New York a planned $4 billion overhaul of the 76-year-old Queens plane hub, a revamp that will raze the decrepit current four terminals and erect a new, unified transit center more than three times as large as the old one and connected to train and ferry service—bringing 18,000 new jobs. 1,100 more words

Bill De Blasio

Letter Grades Might Come to NYC's Food Trucks

Two legislators in Albany are trying to unleash the Health Department’s inspectors onto New York’s street vendors. The new bill, sponsored by Senator Jose Peralta and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, proposes to make a nine-member commission tasked with overseeing food trucks and snack carts. 75 more words

Gov + Policy

State Senator Pushing Bill to Regulate Unpredictable Work Schedules

A Democratic state senator is introducing legislation to require food, cleaning and retail businesses to give workers two weeks notice of a change in their work schedules. 481 more words

State Senator Backs Congestion Pricing Plan for New York City

A day after a Bronx city councilman, James Vacca, lent his support to a new congestion pricing plan, a Democratic state senator is coming out in favor of placing tolls on the East River bridges. 360 more words


Grand Reopening Celebration at Frank’s Pharmacy

Frank’s Pharmacy held its grand reopening celebration outside its new home in Jackson Heights, Queens. The ceremony was held outside the store and included the presentation of a proclamation by state senator Jose Peralta and a ribbon cutting. 11 more words


Dem State Senator Claims Cuomo Will Put Dream Act in Executive Budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will include the controversial Dream Act in his executive budget for next year, Queens State Senator Jose Peralta claimed last night.

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Barack Obama

Mark-Viverito and Queens Officials Hail Obama Immigration Action

Dozens of Hispanic New Yorkers, many still dressed in work clothes, packed into the Jackson Heights, Queens headquarters of activist group Make the Road New York this evening to watch President Barack Obama’s announcement of his executive order for immigration reform on a single flatscreen TV. 598 more words

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