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Forest Hills leaders call for additional stop light and crosswalk on Metropolitan Avenue, cite dangerous traffic conditions


Feb. 15, 2024 By Anthony Medina Several Queens legislators joined by civic leaders are calling on the Department of Transportation to address dangerous traffic conditions along a section of Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills. In a joint letter sent to DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez on Feb. 9, Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi, state Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr, Council Member Lynn Schulman, and Community Board 6 Chair Heather Beers-Dimitriadis urge the agency to install a new traffic light and crosswalk at the intersection of 72nd Road and Metropolitan Avenue. The letter comes after the legislators say that they have received numerous…
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Assemblymember Hevesi puts forward legislative package to support emergency service providers and their volunteers


Feb. 1, 2024 By Anthony Medina Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi — who represents the neighborhoods of Forest Hills, Glendale, Kew Gardens, Middle Village, Rego Park and Richmond Hill —has put forward a legislative package along with other state lawmakers that would provide financial support for emergency service providers as well as the volunteers who work for them if it becomes law. The legislative package, which is being called “Rescue EMS,” was announced on Jan. 30 and includes several bills that aim to make sure EMS providers are properly compensated, while also providing financial benefits to volunteer personnel through property tax breaks and…
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Former state Comptroller and Assembly Member Alan Hevesi dies at 83

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Nov. 9, 2023 By Ethan Stark-Miller

Queens political fixture Alan Hevesi, who served two decades in the Assembly and as city and state comptroller before resigning over a corruption scandal, died Thursday in his Nassau County home at age 83.