Obamacare is the term used by both the president’s supporters and critics when discussing his signature legislative initiative, the federal Affordable Care Act.And with the March 31 deadline for those without health insurance to apply without paying a penalty, the Jamaica Branch of the NAACP is pulling out all stops in its effort to get residents of Southeast Queens to sign up.
The 6th Annual NY ReelAbilities Film Festival, depicting the lives of people with disabilities, will be held at the Central Queens Y, 67-09 108 St., on March 9-10.
The festival is designed “to bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience,” said Peggy Kurtz, coordinator of the film festival for the Central Queens Y, adding that it is the largest festival of its kind in the country. Three films will be shown as part of the festival.
If little Aleeah Quezada’s condition hadn’t been diagnosed properly, or if Dr. Vince Parnell’s hands weren’t so skilled, or if an entire team at Cohen Children’s Medical Center wasn’t there doing its job, the Flushing infant wouldn’t live out the year.
But Aleeah’s heart defect was diagnosed correctly, halfway through her mother’s pregnancy, by Dr. Preeta Dhanantwari, Parnell and his team peformed a successful surgery, and now the two-month old should live out a normal life.
Kathryn Mallon, the head of the city’s problem-plagued Hurricane Sandy recovery program, Build it Back, abruptly resigned last week as residents’ frustration with the program she ran is reaching a peak.
Just this month, Mallon met with Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) and civic leaders in his office to discuss issues with Build it Back, including changing the way people enrolled in the program are prioritized. Build it Back was also criticized for being slow to release funds.
Imagine in your worst dreams surviving the Holocaust and then in old age not having enough to eat.
That is what’s happening to 140 Jewish senior citizens around the borough whose kosher Meals on Wheels program is in danger of shutting down because of lack of funds.
An estimated 500,000 people who work in the city and never before had guaranteed paid sick leave soon will, as the City Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill mandating that their employers provide it.
Mayor de Blasio, who had championed the measure, the Earned Sick Time Leave Act, quickly issued a statement saying the Council had made history by passing it. The bill was designated Intro-1, the first new law of the year, reflecting its value to the mayor and the Council majority. It passed 46-5.
Thirty-three days after Angela Hurtado was struck and killed by an unlicensed driver making an illegal turn at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 69th Place in Maspeth, action is officially underway to prevent future incidents at the deadly crossing.
After meeting with Assemblywoman Marge Markey (D-Maspeth) and Det. Thomas Bell of the 104th Precinct on Jan. 30, the Department of Transportation will be installing a “qwick-kurb” at the intersection to further restrict drivers from making illegal left turns from 69th Place onto Grand Avenue.
The first step was passing several amendments that had been vetoed by former Mayor Bloomberg last year. That was done earlier this month by an overwhelming margin.
The next step is to pass a new piece of legislation, and once that is done, an estimated 500,000 more workers in New York City will have guaranteed paid sick time, a priority of Mayor de Blasio and the new City Council.
Last March, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center hosted a symposium to discuss a developing controversial diagnosis — internet addiction.
The idea that a person’s reliance on his or her smartphone, laptop or Apple TV is on par with one’s reliance on liquor or drugs is not universally accepted, but there is growing evidence that it is a problem.
It was straight out of a Saturday morning children’s television comedy — a man confined to a hospital is able to confound security by the ingenious tactic of switching clothes with one of his visitors and allegedly sauntering right out the door.
Only residents, elected officials and police are not laughing over the fact that Raymond Morillo, who was confined to Creedmoor after completing a sentence for manslaughter and assault, was able to do just that on Jan. 28, and get more than 1,000 miles away before he was caught at a bus station in Memphis, Tenn. the next night.
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