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New York Senate approves noise tax on helicopter and seaplane flights: paves a way to punish noise polluters

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Jun. 13, 2024 By Anthony Medina A noise tax on non-essential helicopter and seaplane flights in New York City could allow residents to rest easier in the self-proclaimed city that never sleeps. New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., who represents neighborhoods in District 15, including Middle Village and Woodhaven, has received approval from…
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New legislation eliminates cost-sharing for lung cancer screenings, championing early detection in NY

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Jun. 13, 2024 By Anthony Medina Health insurance companies in New York State, including Medicaid, may soon be required to cover and eliminate cost-sharing for lung cancer screening and follow-up testing for all asymptomatic individuals. Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., representing neighborhoods in District 15, including Middle Village and Woodhaven, announced this month that his…
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State Senator Addabbo’s bill directing mobile sports tax revenue to gambling addiction services passes in Albany

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Jun. 13, 2024 By Anthony Medina New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. has heralded another significant milestone in the sports gambling industry as his introduced legislation to authorize 1% of mobile sports tax revenue for gambling addiction services passed in Albany this month.  The New York State Senate approval of Addabbo’s sponsored bill,…
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Candidate forums held for Assembly District 37 candidates; Incumbent Ardila a no-show at both events


Jun. 12, 2024 By Czarinna Andres and Anthony Medina Two candidate forums were recently held for candidates vying for the New York State Assembly District 37 seat. The Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association held its candidate forum on Thursday, June 6, in Ridgewood. Days later, on Tuesday, June 11, the Western Queens Independent Democratic…
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Council Member Holden proposes congestion pricing exemption for veterans

Views of traffic and congestion in the Central Business District on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

Jun. 12, 2024 By Anthony Medina Council Member Robert Holden is proposing a legislative package that includes an exemption for veterans from congestion pricing. The proposal, which aims to address critical transportation and public safety issues, is expected to be considered by the city council this month. The Queens councilman, who represents District 30, which…
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