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More than a dozen New York congressional Democrats members have signed on to Concurrent Resolution 52 expressing the sense of Congress that there is a climate emergency which demands immediate attention. more
A bill that was pushed through Albany by both Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is now law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature has made Erin’s Law an actual law, which supporters say will require public schools to teach children about how to recognize and react to inappropriate behavior from adults. more
Riverdale Avenue might look calm, but it can be a dangerous stretch of road. Especially between West 230th and West 236th streets. Paint lines marking out four lanes of traffic are faded, and double-parked cars on both sides render some lanes impassable. Drivers and pedestrians are both at risk. more
While President Trump believes virtually closing the country’s southern border with Mexico will make a significant impact on immigration there, U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel has a different idea. And he used a recent trip to El Salvador and Honduras with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to help drive that point home. more
It seems like an ever-repeating pattern: A mass shooting happens. Talk of gun reform is ubiquitous. Politicians make grand speeches about legislation to either limit gun access or to strengthen Second Amendment rights. Bills are written that die in committees, and the issue is untouched until the next tragedy. more
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is now married to Nathaniel Koloc after the two exchanged vows during a wedding ceremony July 22 in Tarrytown. more
Undocumented students who attend New York schools can now apply for state financial aid thanks to passage of the Dream Act in this year’s legislative session. The state legislation, championed by the late Queens Sen. Jose Peralta, was inspired by the federal DREAM Act to offer legal status for eligible undocumented students who came to the United States as children. The bill never made it out of Congress. more
If President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, he’ll have to get approval first. That is, if the U.S. House has anything to say about it. more
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