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The New York City Rent Guidelines Board voted last week to increase rents for the city’s 1 million stabilized apartments in what would be the largest increase in almost a decade.“I believed that the numbers initially reported were much too hi…

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has begun each community presentation on its Queens bus redesign plan by saying it is looking for feedback on its newest proposals.Folks living in Community District 6 were more than accommodating las…

To encourage home ownership in his district, state Sen. James Sanders Jr. (D-South Ozone Park) will host a two-part Homebuyers Educational Series on May 12 and 17 via Zoom. Eligible applicants who complete the starter courses, which will guid…

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On Wednesday, Steuben County Supreme Court Judge Patrick McAllister shot down an effort to throw out the Assembly maps passed by the Legislature in February, which Republican plaintiffs had not included in their original suit challenging this…

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Only 10 percent of plastics are reclaimed or repurposed by New York’s current recycling infrastructure, which the office of Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman (D-Springfield Gardens) calls antiquated.To address the plastic waste issue, Hyndman, cha…

State Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) will host an inaugural Community Baby Shower for new and expecting parents in Southeast Queens on Saturday at the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in St. Albans.The May 14 event will be from 1 to 4…

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President Biden announced last Thursday that Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House deputy press secretary, was promoted to the top spot, replacing Jen Psaki, who will be departing from the role on May 13.When she starts her tenure, Jean-Pierre …

To celebrate its 55th anniversary, the Greater Jamaica Development Corp., a community-building group that utilizes resources from public, private and nonprofit organizations to expand economic opportunity in Downtown Jamaica, has hosted a ser…