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Public school students are used to having time off on New Year's Day and Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Now, the Lunar New Year will enjoy similar status.
"It's an official school holiday, like Christmas," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Congresswoman Grace Meng has reached out to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to push for an increase in the agency’s efforts to control noise pollution from airplanes and helicopters.
Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) is introducing legislation that would assist small businesses that sell their products abroad.
The measure would instruct the Export-Import Bank to increase the amount of financing it provides to small business from 20 to 25 percent.
Now that he’s closing schools on two Muslim holidays, Mayor de Blasio is being pressured to keep his word and add the Lunar New Year to the list.
Eighteen legislators sent a letter to Hizzoner Monday urging him to include the celebration as a day off on the school calendar.
Congressmember Grace Meng (DQueens) announced on December 1 that she has saved a college in Queens from shutting down.
With more small businesses than big box stores on Bell Boulevard, the commercial strip was the perfect destination for the head of the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) when she made the trip to New York last week.
Two weeks after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Program Review Board rejected the agency’s five-year budget proposal, three Queens elected officials are pressing for one of the program’s smaller items to make it into the final draft of the financial plan.