The governor has signed four of the 10 policing reforms passed this week by the state Legislature — and has issued a sweeping executive order requiring all police agencies to develop plans to “reinvent and modernize” their policies and programs based on input from their communities.
The Citizens Budget Commission released a report this week outlining the hard choices the organization feels New York City’s leaders should make to close the fiscal year 2021 budget gap and significantly reduce outyear budget gaps.
Recently, I have been listening to relationship problems from friends and family. I’ve noticed that during these situations active listening doesn’t take place, which escalates the issue further and typically ends messy or bad. I’m sure everyone has experienced these types of situations before, which I believe stems off of miscommunication, poor communication, and not actively listening. There can be many reasons and situations, but it all really comes down to these two important tools. These two tools are the basis of solving problems, so the situation won’t end with bitter feelings towards each other.
Many families in South Central live in residences without access to a washer or dryer, and depend on open laundromats for clean clothes during global health pandemic.
“I’m scared, but I have to do it,” said Luz Cruz, 35, pushing a stainless steel laundry cart that transports her clothes throughout the store. Cruz, a garment worker, said she worries about exposing herself to COVID-19, but is right now the most suitable person in her family to make necessary trips to the laundromat. “My husband stays at home with the kids because he has asthma.”
Assembly Majority Speaker Carl Heastie and Social Services Committee Chair Andrew Hevesi have announced a proposal to establish a comprehensive $450 million, five year plan to address the statewide homelessness crisis.
The Senate has announced that it will hold a joint public hearing on housing discrimination on Long Island, in direct response to a Newsday investigation that revealed widespread racial discrimination and evidence of unequal treatment by real estate agents.
This last week saw the opening of the first new concourse and gates at Delta Air Lines' new Terminal C, part of an $8 billion transformation of LaGuardia Airport. And funding has been approved for the AirTrain LGA, which will connect the airport with a new station at Willets Point linked to enhanced Long Island Railroad service to and from New York City
Following the state's largest illegal dumping bust and subsequent grand jury report, a group of state senators from Long Island introduced legislation Wednesday to make it easier to prosecute and punish anyone suspected of illegally dumping hazardous and toxic materials.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced an agreement with National Grid to immediately lift the current moratorium on gas service in Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn, 13 days after the governor issued a letter giving the utility giant 14 days to come up with a plan to restore service or face losing it license to operate in downstate New York.