Tag: state-senator-john-liu

Eastern Queens lawmakers team up for Environmental Fair in Fresh Meadows


Jun. 6, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Local lawmakers in eastern Queens partnered with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the LES Ecology Center for the annual environmental fair held in Fresh Meadows.  The event, held on Sunday, June 2, addressed both rainwater and waste management by giving local residents the opportunity to secure a…
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Sammy’s Law passed: Queens leaders hail new legislation enabling NYC to lower speed limits for safer streets

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May. 1, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Queens Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas and State Senator John Liu joined community advocates Tuesday to celebrate the passage of Sammy’s Law, a legislation that allows for New York City to determine its own speed limits, in the latest New York State budget. The legislation is meant to help reduce traffic…
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Homeowners and renters can learn about available tax exemptions at upcoming info sessions


Jan. 12, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan With tax season here, state Sen. John Liu is hosting information sessions in partnership with the NYC Department of Finance (DOF) to help residents apply for rent and property tax relief.  New York homeowners, for instance, who meet certain criteria can save hundreds to thousands of dollars on their annual property taxes this year. Homeowners are advised, depending on their situation, to challenge the assessed value of their property, with a lower value reducing their tax bill.  Depending on their home classification, they have until March 1 or March 15 to appeal their assessed…
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Thousands of toys distributed to military families in Fort Totten in Bayside


Dec. 21, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Thousands of toys were donated to military families residing in Fort Totten in Bayside during a holiday season where the majority of soldiers at the base have been deployed.  The toys were collected through State Sen. John Liu’s office, Operation Child Rescue, and various Champions Martial Arts Schools across…
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