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Dream Act Fails In New York Senate

The 30-29 vote was short of the 32 votes needed to pass, a rare defeat for a bill on the floor of the Senate.

03/17/2014

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DOT Announces Nighttime Closure Of Treacherous Queensboro Bridge Traffic Lane

The closure comes after area several fatal accidents in the area of the off-ramp, most recently on Dec. 10, which claimed the life of an off-duty police officer.

12/24/2013

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Report: Gov. Cuomo Could Try To Enact Gun Reform Next Week

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, there are reports that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is negotiating new gun laws that could be voted on within days.

12/20/2012

New York State Senator Michael Gianaris (file / credit: New York State Senate)

Push On To Strengthen New York Good Samaritan Law

New York has a law that protects good samaritans, but some elected officials say it doesn’t go far enough.

12/26/2011

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NY Lawmakers Want Passenger Advocate At Airports

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and state Sen. Michael Gianaris of Queens want the Transportation Security Administration to create the position at all airports.

12/11/2011

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Bloomberg Rails Against Government’s Attempted ‘Power’ Play

In a stunning move, the federal government granted a windfall $1.5 billion increase to the companies that produce electricity, sending bills soaring for the next three summers.

04/01/2011

Overhead railroad tracks are seen in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, NY - Oct 19, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

It’s Raining Rocks On One Queens Neighborhood

Longtime residents say falling rocks and debris have always been issue, but recent track work high overhead leaves you feeling like a moving target.

10/19/2010