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Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economical benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, will President Obama channel the spirit of Pete Seeger?
Vallone to Act as Chairman for Council's Senior Centers Subcommittee

Vallone to Act as Chairman for Council's Senior Centers Subcommittee

Northeast Queens councilman also placed on six other committees, including Fire and Criminal Justice and Small Business.
IRS Provides Tips on Avoiding Scams as Tax Filing Season Nears

IRS Provides Tips on Avoiding Scams as Tax Filing Season Nears

Here are some tips from the Internal Revenue Service for safely filing tax returns.
Schumer Bill Calls for Tracking Program for Children with Autism

Schumer Bill Calls for Tracking Program for Children with Autism

Legislation is introduced following the disappearance of Rego Park's Avonte Oquendo.
Queens' Elected Officials Call for Lunar New Year to Be a Legal Holiday

Queens' Elected Officials Call for Lunar New Year to Be a Legal Holiday

Group of officials representing northeast Queens are joined by City Council's new speaker in Flushing.
Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

A surge of cyber attacks affecting millions of Americans has many of us wondering what to do.
Queens BP Katz to Drop By CB 11's February Meeting

Queens BP Katz to Drop By CB 11's February Meeting

Board will discuss speed bumps and renaming a Bayside street corner.
Follow Live LIRR Cancellations, Delays as Storm Hits Region

Follow Live LIRR Cancellations, Delays as Storm Hits Region

Keep this page close for up-to-the-minute info.
Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

A close look at the current battle over net neutrality, and how last week’s ruling will affect the future of internet freedom.
De Blasio Plans to Uphold Soda Ban

De Blasio Plans to Uphold Soda Ban

Mayor announces leader for Health Department, plans to push forward Bloomberg's controversial soda ban.
Vallone to Continue Participatory Budgeting Process in Northeast Queens

Vallone to Continue Participatory Budgeting Process in Northeast Queens

Process allows community members to choose how to spend $1 million of the city's budget.
Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

A look at the growth of poverty in the suburbs of America.
Mayor de Blasio Announces Vision Zero, Gets Serious on Traffic Safety

Mayor de Blasio Announces Vision Zero, Gets Serious on Traffic Safety

Vision Zero plan has goal of reducing traffic deaths to zero.
Assembly Passes Weprin's Religious Garb Bill

Assembly Passes Weprin's Religious Garb Bill

Legislation would prevent discrimination in the workplace against religious attire or facial grooming.
Warren Schreiber Elected to CB 7's Executive Committee

Warren Schreiber Elected to CB 7's Executive Committee

Long-time community activist named third vice chairman during annual election.
Cuomo, the Moderate, Prepares for Re-Election

Cuomo, the Moderate, Prepares for Re-Election

The governor has pushed for property tax freezes, tax incentives for manufacturers and legalizing the medical use of marijuana.
Meng Introduces Bill to Close Schools on Lunar New Year

Meng Introduces Bill to Close Schools on Lunar New Year

Legislation would call on school districts with significant Asian-American populations to shut down for annual festival.
Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

A look at the future with Janet Yellen as our first female leader of the Federal Reserve.