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Gov. Hochul announces $50M to expand inpatient mental health care

Gov. Kathy Hochul, joined by the state's Office of Mental Health Commissioner Ann Sullivan, announced "sweeping investments" in mental health services, especially for youth, in a press conference on Jan. 11, 2023.

Jan. 11, 2024 By Emily Swanson Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday was joined by Bronx elected officials, city agencies, advocates and providers to announce $50 million in funding for the expansion of mental health facilities. The announcement was made Jan. 11 at the Bronx campus of the New York City Children’s Center in Westchester Square, a state-run facility with locations throughout the city. The $50 million is part of a $1 billion multi-year investment to significantly expand mental health services throughout the state. “By building a full continuum of mental health services and supports for youth, we can ensure our…
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Interborough Express light rail project moves to next phase, Hochul says

A rendering showing a light rail proposal for the Interborough Express at the Wilson Av L train stop in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Jan. 9, 2024 By Ben Brachfeld

The proposed Interborough Express (IBX) light rail between Brooklyn and Queens is inching forward, with officials hoping the project can be designed and engineering challenges resolved starting this year, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Tuesday.

OMNY finally being installed on JFK AirTrain this month


Oct. 4, 2023 By Ben Brachfeld

The AirTrain to John F. Kennedy Airport will finally be outfitted with the OMNY tap-to-pay system this month, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Wednesday.