Obama Signs Legislation Eliminating Term 'Oriental' From Federal LawPresident Barack Obama has signed legislation sponsored by a Queens congresswoman, which removes the term “Oriental” from federal law.
Homeless Shelters Will Soon Provide Free Tampons, PadsAn effort is underway to make feminine hygiene products free in New York City schools. On the state level, female lawmakers are trying to life the sales tax on tampons and pads.
Queens U.S. Rep. Grace Meng Attacked In Washington, D.C.Queens U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) has returned to regular duties after being attacked and robbed in Washington, D.C.
Miriam Carey, Of Stamford, Conn., Shot Dead After Capitol Hill Car ChaseU.S. Capitol Police who responded to incident are currently working unpaid due to federal government shutdown.
LIRR To Conduct Surveys About Reopening Elmhurst StaionThe Long Island Rail Road's Elmhurst station closed in 1985, but the railroad thinks there might be a reason to reopen it.
Sen. Gillibrand Calls On House Leaders To Call 'Up Or Down Vote' On Violence Against Women ActThe measure has passed with bipartisan support twice in the senate, most recently last week.