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AM Pheffer Amato ensures that rebate program on Cross Bay Bridge will not be impacted by congestion pricing pause

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Jun. 25, 2024 By Bill Parry In response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s decision earlier this month to indefinitely pause congestion pricing, the MTA ordered contractors to halt ADA modernization projects at two Queens Long Island Rail Road stations in Forest Hills and Hollis. Amid these changes, Assemblymember Stacey Pheffer Amato reassured her constituents that the…
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‘Why people don’t trust politicians,’ Queens pols react to Hochul’s congestion pricing snafu 

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Jun. 7, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Governor Kathy Hochul surprised everyone on Wednesday when she announced that congestion pricing would be paused indefinitely.  “Circumstances have changed and we must respond to the facts on the ground — not from the rhetoric from five years ago. So, after careful consideration, I have come to the difficult…
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St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway breaks ground on new LDRP unit, boosting maternal and infant health services


May. 22, 2024 By Czarinna Andres St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, a Far Rockaway branch of Episcopal Health Services (EHS), celebrated a major advancement in maternal and infant health on Friday, May 17, with the groundbreaking of its new Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) unit. This significant development is part of EHS’ ongoing effort to…
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Op-ed: Making the change: Illegal cannabis stores will now be closed!


May. 1, 2024 By Assemblymember Stacey Pheffer Amato I am currently writing this in the early hours after intensely debating the State Budget. As your State representative, I have been working to pass fiscal policies that represent the needs of our community. Moments ago, our community scored a tremendous victory as I voted yes and…
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City opens new 35-acre public nature preserve along the Rockaway waterfront in Edgemere

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Apr. 26, 2024 By Bill Parry

City officials, elected leaders, developers and community members gathered at the location of a formerly vacant illegal dumping ground on Beach 44th Street Wednesday to cut the ribbon at the new 35-acre Arverne East Nature Preserve and Welcome Center along the Rockaway waterfront in Edgemere.

MTA rebate program on Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge finally underway for Queens motorists


Feb. 5, 2024 By Bill Parry South Queens lawmakers celebrated the start of a new era with the long-awaited launch of a rebate program for motorists using the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge that connects the Rockaways to the rest of the borough. State Sen. Joseph Addabbo reminisced about being a bridge officer in his younger days when the toll was 90-cents. “Even at 90-cents, they were complaining,” Addabbo said. “And they were right then, they were. This is a fight that’s lasted that long.” Addabbo was joined by Assemblymember Stacey Pheffer Amato and Brooklyn state Sen. Roxanne Peraud Friday…
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Union construction workers and elected officials demand removal of Joy Construction from Edgemere Commons mega development


Jan. 29, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Construction laborers, union members, community leaders, and elected officials rallied outside Edgemere Commons on Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway, Queens, on Jan. 25, demanding the removal of Joy Construction as the general contractor for the mega development that consists of 11 buildings and 2,050 affordable and middle-income apartments. Laborers Local 79, which represents 10,000 construction workers in New York City, organized the rally after Joy Construction allegedly failed to report that a construction worker had been injured on site after being struck in the knee on Dec. 23 by splintered wood. The injury…
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