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April, 2018


Corona, Jackson Heights and Jamaica lacking healthy food options: Report

Corona, Jackson Heights and Jamaica were identified as food swamps in a report from Public Health Solutions, one of the largest public health nonprofits in New York City dedicated to helping families through research in order to help them thrive. Comments (3)

Koo bill would ban smoking on DOT, Parks Department sidewalks

A new bill will make it illegal to smoke while walking on city sidewalks. Comments (4)

March, 2018


Community rallies to support Flushing girl battling rare cancer

Friends and family are rallying to support a Flushing family whose 2-year-old daughter faces a rare form of cancer. Comment

Celebrate spring with healthier eating habits

With three crippling nor’easters battering the East Coast in quick succession, we’ve all been looking forward to March 20, first day of spring, balmy weather, and flowers in bloom. Comment
Queens Hospital Center is expecting over $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment from a capital projects request it made to Borough President Melinda Katz and members of the Queens City Council delegation. The hospital wants to use the money to better service its growing patient population and their needs. Comment

Praise for the Zucker Hillside Hospital

I would like to praise the Zucker Hillside Hospital for all they do in the mental health field to help the many in need. Comments (1)

February, 2018


Triplets born early brought home after long stay at Jamaica clinic

Manjinder Singh went to the hospital with his partner Navdeep Kaur so that they could prepare for a scheduled Caesarian on Jan. 16, for a trio of girls, but the triplets decided to come a day early, according to hospital spokesman Cleon Edwards. Comments (1)
St. Albans

March of Dimes to host health forum for expectant mothers

The Clergy United for Community Empowerment, in collaboration with the March of Dimes, is hosting a health forum for expectant mothers March 2 at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 172-17 Linden Blvd. in St. Albans. Comment

After young girl’s death, Peralta urges residents to get flu shots

The city’s health department confirmed that an 8-year-old LeFrak City girl’s death last week was flu related, but it was unclear if Amely Baez had received a flu shot. Comment

Legal injection centers not the answer to opioid crisis

The opioid crisis is inflicting all of our communities at an alarming rate. Comments (2)
Hunters Point

Hunters Point group demands youth recreation center from developers

The unprecedented growth in Long Island City continues with 22,000 residential units either being constructed or in the planning phase, but none include plans for something the neighborhood has been desperate for: a recreation center for the thousands of teens and young adults who will enter the community as a result. The Hunters Point Civic Association is hoping to change that. Comments (1)

January, 2018


NYC Legionnaires cases spiked 65 percent in 2017: Report

In 2017, New York state had a record number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease, more than any other state in the country per capita, according to the Allegiance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease. Comment


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