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Borough Board gets informed about Ebola

There is no need to panic, as the chances of an Ebola outbreak in the United States of America are miniscule.The Centers for Disease Control, multiple other medical agencies and federal, state and city governments have made that declaration repeatedly over the last few months, citing this country’s advanced healthcare system and how the disease can only be transferred from person to person under certain circumstances.

Thursday 10/30/2014
Council seeks limit to Jamaica trash tonnage
Posted: October 30, 2014

Douglas Avenue in Jamaica is not featured in glossy real estate ads or in the tours or literature offered by the Queens Borough President’s Office or the Greater Jamaica Development Corp.

The seven-block street, heading east between 168th and 175th streets, is uneven and seemingly is barely paved.

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New Ebola policy for JFK travelers
Posted: October 30, 2014

Gov. Cuomo on Sunday announced a new set of policies for quarantining travelers coming into John F. Kennedy International Airport who may have had direct contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, two days after his original policy reportedly came under fire from healthcare groups and senior White House officials.

Travelers whose flights originate from Sierra Leone, Libera or Guinea, the countries where the Ebola epidemic has been widespread, will be screened by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents to see if the person has had any direct contact with an Ebola patient.

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Rowing relentlessly for the red ribbon
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Victor Mooney’s mouth waters when his wife calls him from the grocery store and tells him what she’s buying for dinner.

Unfortunately, he has to wait a few more months for that home-cooked meal.

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Port Authority awards noise study contract
Posted: October 30, 2014

Neighborhoods around LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports will be studied with an effort toward noise abatement under a contract awarded Monday by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The PA has hired Environmental Science Associates of San Francisco to conduct a federal Part 150 study, which they hope will come up with proposals to mitigate noise from large jet aircraft.

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Thursday 10/23/2014
Support for widowed families coming soon
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Plans are underway to build the nation’s first free daycare and community center specifically for widowed spouses and families in Forest Hills.

The Rubinhaim Foundation, a Forest Hills-based nonprofit that collects donations to support families who have lost a parent, hopes to start construction on a new building that will house Angel’s Daycare and the Rubinhaim Community Center in March.

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Thursday 10/16/2014
Queens hospitals prepare for Ebola
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 12:13 pm

After the false alarm Monday when two patients suspected of having Ebola were put in isolation at Bellevue Hospital, Queens medical officials are urging calm amid growing anxiety.

The scare occurred in between two incidents in which nurses who treated the first Ebola victim diagnosed in the United States tested positive for the virus within a week of each other.

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Queens' first Planned Parenthood facility breaks ground
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 4:24 pm

 This morning elected officials, women's rights activists and Planned Parenthood representatives gathered on the second floor of an empty warehouse to celebrate the second phase of construction for the organization's, located at 41-21 45 Road in Long Island city, new health center.

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City, feds girding for Ebola at JFK
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 12:11 pm

New York City has begun its preparations for any eventual brush with Ebola patients.

Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Tuesday met at the White House with Lisa Monaco, assistant to President Obama for Homeland Security and counterterrorism, and also with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

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Broadway to get an overhaul from DOT
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 12:11 pm

The battle to end traffic fatalities along dangerous Queens streets has extended to Broadway in Elmhurst, the city Department of Transportation announced at Community Board 4’s monthly meeting on Tuesday.

The agency unveiled plans to redesign one mile of Broadway, from 75th Street to Queens Boulevard, designated a “high-crash corridor, by adding high visibility crosswalks, left turn bays and new parking lanes among other improvements.

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