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Regal Movie Theater Chain Begins Bag SearchesRegal Entertainment Group acknowledged on its website the searches, similar to those conducted at sporting events, is "not without flaws."
NY Lawmaker: Carrying Machete Should Lead To Year In JailA New York state senator wants machete possession to result in up to a year in jail.
Queens Residents Concerned Over Escaped Psychiatric PatientsA state senator and Queens community leaders say they're fearful after another patient escaped from Creedmoor Psychiatric Center.
State Sen. Avella Joins Activists At Rally For Flushing Meadows Park LandState Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) joined residents and community activists on Saturday, at a rally to take back the parkland of Flushing Meadows.
Queens Lawmaker Calls DEC's Mute Swan Eradication Plan 'Incomprehensible'A bill introduced last week by Sen. Tony Avella would put a two-year moratorium on the DEC's plan to eradicate all 2,200 wild mute swans in the state by 2025.
Queens Lawmaker Urges City To Change Rules Against Pet PigsDanielle Forgione said she legally bought Petey the miniature Juliana pig last year to help her children cope with the sudden death of their uncle. But the city has since cited Forgione for harboring an illegal animal.
Queens Veteran Claims She's Faced 'Complete Harassment' Over Pet PigPet pig owner Nadine Darsanlal said someone complained about Wilbur.
Avella Wants NYC Parks Dept. To Pay For Sewers Damaged By TreesSt. Sen. Tony Avella (D-11) is urging the New York City Parks Department to foot the bill for replacing broken sewer lines penetrated by the roots of city-owned trees.
St. Sen. Avella Wants To Force Arbitration In Cable DisputesIf you have Time Warner Cable, you still can't watch the Rangers, Knicks, or Devils, and at least one New York State lawmaker is taking notice.
Lawmaker: NYC Sanitation Dept. Enforcing Rule That Doesn't ExistSix constituents of Queens New York State Senator Tony Avella have complained in the past few weeks of tickets for placing trash curbside outside of the sanitation department policy's hours.
Tourists, Horse Carriage Driver Expected To Recover From Crash With Taxi Near Central ParkThree tourists from Ohio and a hansom cab driver were injured when the carriage was flipped on its side by the crash late Monday night, knocking the horse onto the street.
Lawmakers Calling For An End To Horse-Drawn Carriages In NYCThere has been much debate over the years about the treatment of horses used for hansom cabs in New York City. Now, two state lawmakers are calling for an end to the popular tourist attraction.
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