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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) English

What do you do when you are an incompetent president with zero legislative wins? You try to implement bigoted policies to appease your base without thinking those policies through. This is what the Trump administration has done from the Muslim travel ban to the transgender ban in the military and now with DACA.

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The Fight for District 32

The race for the 32nd District City Council seat is on. After winning a three-way democratic primary last month, Mike Scala, an attorney from Howard Beach, will face republican incumbent Councilman Eric Ulrich in November. Scala won the primary with 43.7% of the vote, claiming the approval of more than 2,000 voters in the district.

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Rockaway's School to Prison Pipeline

As the school year gears up, millions of students and teachers head back to the classroom. Supplies are purchased, goals are set, and learning begins. The routine is familiar, but what about the less desirable aspects of the current educational system, like the school-to-prison pipeline? Will this year bring about a change to a structure that has claimed the lives of students across the nation?  

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Trump's Presidency: A Brief Overview

At the end of this month, Americans will have lived under the Trump presidency for 250 days. At this time last year, many Americans could only imagine what a Trump presidency would look like, but now we’re realizing that the truth is stranger than any fiction we could have created.

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Rockaway Rezoning Clears Another Hurdle

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises approved a revised version of the Downtown Far Rockaway Rezoning and Revitalization plan. Submitted by the Economic Development Corporation, the new plan includes $126 million in investments, a $35 million increase from earlier versions of the plan.

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Community Unites at Rockaway Vigil

At times when it feels as though fear and hatred are becoming commonplace in society, people must remember to look to their friends and neighbors for solace. On Tuesday, August 22nd, Rockaway residents had a chance to join together as a community to reflect on the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, VA and other tragedies that impacted the community, nation, and world such as the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain.

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New York Rivals: Cuomo, de Blasio, & the MTA

New York hot dog versus Chicago hot dog. Yankees versus Red Sox. Cuomo versus de Blasio? New Yorkers are no strangers to good, old-fashioned rivalries, but tensions between Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have many wondering is Cuomo versus de Blasio will soon hold rank amongst the city’s most storied rivalries.

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