Saturday, 20 September 2014

Hepatitis B Awareness Week Kicks Off in NYC

Hepatitis B Awareness Week Kicks Off in NYC

City Council members Margaret Chin and Peter Koo announced NYC Hepatitis B Awareness Week in front of City Hall, The Lo-Down reports. ...

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Getting the Data on a Damaging Virus

Getting the Data on a Damaging Virus

City Council members want the health department to provide annual reporting on hepatitis B and C viruses. ...

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Support Worker Co-ops, Advocates Tell City Council

Support Worker Co-ops, Advocates Tell City Council

Supporters of worker cooperatives request funding to help these nascent businesses grow. ...

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BBQ Smoke Thickens the Air in Flushing

BBQ Smoke Thickens the Air in Flushing

Food cart vendors may be cited for violations is pollution from barbecue grilling continues, reports The China Press. ...

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Let’s Vote: Do We Water the Plants Too?

Let’s Vote: Do We Water the Plants Too?

Worker cooperatives, in which all members have a say, gained attention at recent City Council hearings. ...

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City’s Webcast Law Faces Some Buffering

City’s Webcast Law Faces Some Buffering

City government entities are now required to webcast public meetings and hearings but lack of clarity is preventing full implementation of the law, reports Gotham Gazette. ...

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Talking Black Politics with Queens Trailblazer

Talking Black Politics with Queens Trailblazer

Archie Spigner reflects on the evolution of blacks in Queens politics and giving a voice to underrepresented communities, in a Queens Press profile of the first African American e ...

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Pilot Project Helps Some Immigrants Avoid Deportation

Pilot Project Helps Some Immigrants Avoid Deportation

A City Council-supported effort to offer legal aid to immigrants fighting deportation has had noteworthy successes and may get more funding, El Diario/La Prensa reports. ...

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Opinion: Revisit Willets Point Development Plan

Opinion: Revisit Willets Point Development Plan

An opinion piece in the Queens Tribune suggests that the planners go back to the drawing board to redesign the Willets Point development project. ...

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Latinos Hail Mark-Viverito’s ‘Historic’ Election

Latinos Hail Mark-Viverito’s ‘Historic’ Election

Latino leaders rejoiced when Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito became City Council speaker, the first Hispanic politician to occupy the most important seat in New York City after ...

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Young Blood Ready to Shake Up City Council

Young Blood Ready to Shake Up City Council

Meeting with El Diario's editorial board, three recently elected young Latinos vowed to reform New York's City Council. ...

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