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DSA Protesters Condemned for Demonstrating Outside Council Member Dromm’s Home, Banging on His Front Door

June 19, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Council Member Danny Dromm has condemned the actions of a large group of protesters who demonstrated outside his home Thursday afternoon. Around 100 Democratic Socialists converged outside his apartment building in Jackson Heights and demanded that the NYPD budget be slashed in half, Dromm said. The protesters were yelling… Read more »

153rd Street in Jamaica to Be Painted with Words “Black Lives Matter”

June 19, 2020 By Allie Griffin A street in Jamaica will be painted with the words “Black Lives Matter,” Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today. De Blasio said 153rd Street between Jamaica Avenue and Archer Avenue will be painted with the message — a rallying cry in protests against police brutality and the killing of… Read more »

Transit Group Calls on Mayor to Shift Portion of NYPD Funding to DOT

June 19, 2020 By Allie Griffin A street safety advocacy group is calling on the mayor to redistribute a portion of the NYPD budget to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and shift traffic enforcement away from police officers. Transportation Alternatives released a report Friday in which its members argue that police enforcement of traffic laws… Read more »

Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Struck Pedestrian in Glendale Thursday

June 19, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Police are searching for a driver who struck a 26-year-old pedestrian in Glendale early Thursday morning. The hit-and-run happened around 1:15 a.m. when the victim was crossing from east to west on Woodhaven Boulevard, near the intersection with Myrtle Avenue, police said. The victim was struck by an unidentified… Read more »

With Big Crowds, Trash and Noise Plague LIC’s Waterfront Parks

June 18 2020 By Michael Dorgan An unprecedented number of people are using the waterfront parks in Hunters Point and they are generating lots of trash and making plenty of noise. The good weather and the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions has seen people flock to Gantry Plaza State Park and Hunters Point South Park this… Read more »

Ulrich Introduces Resolution Calling for De Blasio’s Ousting

June 18, 2020 By Christian Murray Two resolutions were introduced before the city council Thursday calling for the governor to remove Mayor Bill de Blasio from office. Council Member Eric Ulrich, a Queens Republican, introduced a resolution seeking the mayor’s ouster for allegedly not keeping the city safe during recent protests. Meanwhile, Carlos Menchaca, a… Read more »

Queens Leaders Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling Blocking Trump from Ending DACA

June 18, 2020 By Allie Griffin Queens leaders celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision today blocking President Donald Trump from ending the DACA program. The Court ruled, 5-4, that Trump cannot terminate the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” or DACA program that protects people unlawfully brought into the country as young children from deportation. The news… Read more »

18 State Legislators From Queens Call For Wealth Tax

June 18, 2020 By Christian Murray New York State faces a $14 billion deficit and more than 100 state legislators—including 18 from Queens—have pledged that they will not approve spending cuts unless taxes are raised on the wealthy. The legislators are upset that Governor Andrew Cuomo does not want to raise taxes on the wealthy… Read more »