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Run with your pups: NYRR hosts ‘Dog Days of Summer’ across boroughs

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Jun. 21, 2024 By Athena Dawson Grab your four-legged friend and run with New York Road Runners(NYRR) this summer. The organization will host a ‘Dog Days of Summer’ event series for community members to exercise with their pets. The summer series will be available across NYRR Open Run sites throughout the five boroughs. Queens residents…
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National Grid Shares energy efficiency tips to help beat the Summertime heat 

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Jun. 19, 2024 By Anthony Medina A heat wave has swept over New York City neighborhoods ahead of the first day of summer, with residents limiting their outdoor activities and searching for cool places to rest.  National Grid, the electricity, natural gas, and energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people throughout New York…
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Three key Queens State Assembly primary races that could shake up Albany representation

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Jun. 18, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan While many seats in New York’s primary election this June are uncontested, three State Assembly races in Queens could alter the borough’s representation in Albany.  Both one-term and long-term incumbents are facing fresh challengers who are hoping to snag the seat and address issues such as housing, public safety,…
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Asian voters in Queens take a right turn

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Jun. 18, 2024 By Czarinna Andres The Asian community in Queens is becoming much more political and engaged with local issues than ever, political analysts say. The surge in anti-Asian violence, proposals to make it tougher for Asian students to get into specialized high schools, and the rising costs of property ownership are among the…
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Candidate forums held for Assembly District 37 candidates; Incumbent Ardila a no-show at both events

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Jun. 12, 2024 By Czarinna Andres and Anthony Medina Two candidate forums were recently held for candidates vying for the New York State Assembly District 37 seat. The Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association held its candidate forum on Thursday, June 6, in Ridgewood. Days later, on Tuesday, June 11, the Western Queens Independent Democratic…
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‘Why people don’t trust politicians,’ Queens pols react to Hochul’s congestion pricing snafu 

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Jun. 7, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Governor Kathy Hochul surprised everyone on Wednesday when she announced that congestion pricing would be paused indefinitely.  “Circumstances have changed and we must respond to the facts on the ground — not from the rhetoric from five years ago. So, after careful consideration, I have come to the difficult…
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