“Meatless Mondays” won’t satisfy Jackson Heights’ diverse student population

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Local government is gearing up to implement the long-awaited trial of religious-based foods in public schools. One school, however, is ahead of the curve.

Support Amid Chinese Voters For The First Chinese American Poised To be Elected to the NY State Senate is Soured Over Education

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Chinese American politician John Liu beat the incumbent state senator in NY District 11, Tony Avella, in this year’s primary. Many Chinese parents in his district are not welcoming the result, though, as they think Liu’s education stance would affect their children.

Fighting for a comprehensive redisgn of Northern Boulevard

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Transportation advocates are fighting for the redesign of Queens’ newest boulevard of death: Northern Boulevard. They are circulating a petition for a comprehensive change to the state highway that causes countless accidents.

New Bridge Endangers Gowanus NPO’s Optimistic Vision of the Future

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The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club charge that the Department of Transportation plans to change the Union Street bridge over the Gowanus Canal are short sighted.

UN General Assembly Countdown: Trying to save Rohingya People via Photo Exhibit

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At Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Sanaul Haque mounts a grassroots photo exhibit to draw attention to the plight of the Rohingya people fleeing from Myanmar.

Aircraft Noise is Bad For Your Health

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Noise pollution is common in New York City, but more severe in Northeast Queens because of its proximity to LaGuardia and JFK. With new research that reveals the deeper detriments that aircraft noise entails, politicians and activists are still struggling to solve the problem.

Outspoken in an Unspoken Community: Mass Shooting Survivors Refusing to be Silenced

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Mass shooting survivors discuss their experience each time another tragedy occurs and how they’re mobilizing a growing community.

Mobilizing Voters: New York City’s Write-In Election

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New York City’s write-in candidates face an uphill battle when it comes to mobilizing voters. John Joyner, Bed-Stuy city council candidate, attempts to do just that.