March 2, 2017

Manhattan Congresswoman and Lawyers Blast Trump for Banning Reporters From Briefing

Source: Observer By Madina Toure   Manhattan Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and prominent civil rights attorney Norman Siegel held an emergency rally in front of the New York Times headquarters this morning to blast President Donald Trump for barring the paper and other leading news outlets from a Friday afternoon briefing—and urged them to take him to sue him over the move. Trump banned the Times, …

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February 17, 2017

Manhattan Congresswoman Warns GOP Repeal of Obamacare Will Hurt Seniors

Source: New York Observer By Madina Toure   Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney told elderly constituents at the Stein Senior Center in Manhattan this morning that President Donald Trump and Republican politicians;  plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act will raise drug costs and cut their healthcare benefits. Yesterday, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican officials shared their proposal to replace ACA, which …

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January 21, 2017

“This is What Democracy Looks Like”: 400K Demonstrators Flood Midtown for Women’s March

Source: WNBC 4 New York By Erica Davies, Ida Siegal and Honathan Dienst   Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, joined by celebrities and politicians, flooded midtown streets Saturday with pink hats and homemade signs to show Donald Trump they won’t be silent over the next four years. People chanted “This is What Democracy Looks Like” and “Not My President” in a …

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January 9, 2017

Smithsonian Hears Call for Women’s Museum

Source: The New York Times By Graham Bowley   Leading women from politics, the arts and other fields urged President-elect Donald Trump on Monday to support a new national women’s museum in Washington that would be affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. At a meeting in New York to give momentum to the idea, the group cited the report of a bipartisan Congressional commission …

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January 3, 2017

Second Avenue Subway, Clean and Fast, Wins Praise as Commuters Return

Source: The New York Times By Winnie Hu   New year. New commute. Many New Yorkers returned to work on Tuesday morning on the shiny new Second Avenue subway, a long-delayed project that took nearly a century to bring to reality. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the city’s subway system, opened the first segment of the line to the public on New Year’s …

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December 6, 2016

U.S. spending bill far short of sum sought for Trump NYC security

Source: Reuters By Mark Hosenball   A Republican-led panel in the U.S. House of Representatives agreed on Tuesday to add $7 million to a short-term federal spending bill to reimburse New York authorities for President-elect Donald Trump’s security costs, far short of the $35 million requested by the city’s congressional delegation. New York’s U.S. lawmakers were quick to express their …

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December 2, 2016

Queensbridge Houses rooftops repaired and modernized as $87M project is completed

Source: QNS By Awura Ama Barnie-Duah   More than 6,500 residents, living in the Queensbridge Houses, now have new weather-resistant roofs thanks to repairs that were part of a $87 million dollar capital investment by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). On Dec. 1, Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye announced the completion of comprehensive roof replacement work …

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November 24, 2016

New York Buys Last Tract for Williamsburg Waterfront Park for $160 Million

Source: The New York Times By Noah Remnick   A patchwork of weeds, rusted refineries, dilapidated warehouses and pollution-soaked land along the East River in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn has long held the unfulfilled dream of local residents. For more than a decade, New York City officials have promised to transform the industrial wasteland into a 28-acre park in …

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November 16, 2016

Congressional panel calls for new Smithsonian museum of women’s history

Source: Washington Post By Peggy McGlone   A week after the highest of all glass ceilings proved indestructible, a congressional panel finds the country needs a national museum dedicated to showcasing the contributions and experiences of American women. To be called the American Museum of Women’s History, the institution would open in a new or existing building on or near …

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October 25, 2016

Maloney says Second Ave. subway will be finished by December

Source: Times Ledger By Philip Newman A triumphant U.S. Rep Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria), joined by community advocates, neighborhood business owners, transit advocates and elected officials proclaimed Tuesday that the long-awaited Second Avenue subway is about to become a reality. “The MTA tells me as of Oct. 1 the project was 98 percent complete,” said Maloney. “With that news, I am proud …

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