N.Y. State Senator Wants St. Patrick's Day Made Into School HolidayA New York state lawmaker would like to see St. Patrick’s Day made into a school holiday.
NY Lawmaker: Drivers With Snow On Their Cars Should Be TicketedState Senator Tony Avella, of Queens, is pushing for legislation to give law enforcement the power to ticket drivers who don't clean snow and ice off their vehicles.
NY State Senator Working On Legislation For Metal Detectors At Theaters, Stadiums And MallsThe move comes amid a string of mass shooting events across the country.
State Lawmaker Calls For Signage Instructing People Who See Someone On Subway TracksA state lawmaker on Monday launched a plan to get the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to put up new subway signage, in an effort to help save lives.
Outer Borough Residents Blast Proposal For Tolls On East River BridgesArdent protests erupted Friday against the latest attempt to put tolls on the free East River bridges as part of a congestion pricing plan.
Avella Defeats Former Comptroller Liu In State Senate PrimaryNew York State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) defeated former New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu in the Democratic primary for the state's 11th Senate District Tuesday night.
State Senator Worries Airports Are Maximizing Traffic At Expense Of SafetyIn the country’s most complicated airspace, allocating runways at JFK and at LaGuardia Airport is like piecing together a puzzle.
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.
State Department Of Environmental Conservation Backs Off Plan To Kill Mute SwansPublic backlash to a plan to eradicate mute swans has the Department of Environmental Conservation changing course.
New Jersey Steps Up Enforcement Of Law For Drivers To Clear Snow Off CarsThis difficult winter has New Jersey police stepping up their enforcement of a law requiring drivers to clear snow and ice off vehicles. Many New Yorkers wonder why there isn't a similar law in their state.
Councilwoman Brewer Wins Nomination For Manhattan Borough PresidentCity Councilwoman Gale Brewer (D-6th) emerged victorious Tuesday in the race for Manhattan borough president.
Husband Speaks Out After Tree Falls On Wife, Kills Her At Queens ParkA loving husband was heartbroken Monday after his pregnant wife was killed by a falling tree in the very Queens park where they first built their relationship.
Neighbors March To Protest Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Development PlansNeighbors and some elected officials are furious over a proposal to eliminate part of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens for a mall, two stadiums and new roads and parking space.
Some Queens Residents Call On City To Spray For West Nile VirusSen. Tony Avella said Nassau County has been conducting a series of treatments along the Queens and Nassau County border but the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has yet to spray along the Queens side of the border.
Critics Blast Democrats For Remaining Silent Amidst Albany Cover-Up Scandal Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is under fire for approving a secret payout of tax money to settle a sex harassment claim against his ally Assemblyman Vito Lopez and failing to follow protocol by referring the claim to the Ethics Committee.