City Officials Hand Out Reusable Bags Ahead Of ‘Carryout Bag Law’ ImplementationThe Department of Sanitation and City Councilman Ben Kallos were handing out free reusable bags to help residents prepare for the implementation of a new 'carryout bag law.'
State Senator Tony Avella Joins Staten Island Family In Its Fight To Save Pet PigCristy Matteo says her pig, Wilbur, has served as her father's therapy pet for the past five years.
Democratic State Senator Avella Announces NYC Mayoral BidThe Queens Democrat launched his campaign on Sunday at a hotel in Queens that is used to house homeless people. Avella has been a fierce critic of the Democratic mayor's handling of the homeless crisis.
Demanding Answers: City-Hired Contractor Goes Bankrupt, Leaves Big Mess In Bayside HillsThere's a nasty mess in one of the city's nicest neighborhoods. A sewer project stalled because the contractor hired by the city went bankrupt.
Fire Hydrant Caps Mysteriously Disappearing In QueensNew Yorkers are growing concerned about caps on fire hydrants mysteriously disappearing.
Queens Lawmaker Upset City Not Doing More To Clean-Up GraffitiA Queens lawmaker is calling on the city to do more to remove graffiti.
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.

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