The New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene last week released its 2015 community health profiles broken down by each community district.The studies ranked things like life expectancy, rates of smoking and heart disease, and numbers in categories such as teen and premature birth rates.
Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association President Martin Colberg last Saturday criticized the leaders of the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps for what he called a lack of communication on the part of the volunteer group over the fate of its headquarters, which is up for sale, and organization.
“It’s the same thing over and over again. It’s the fact that this organization, the ambulance corps, their communication ... they have none. Plain and simple,” Colberg said at the civic’s monthly meeting.
Mayor de Blasio on Nov. 18 announced plans to build 15,000 supportive housing units over the next fifteen years as part of his initiative to deal with homelessness in New York City.
The mayor said that supportive housing was the most cost-effective way to provide permanent housing to some of the tens of thousands homeless New Yorkers suffering from mental illness and substance abuse problems.
The New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene last week released its 2015 community health profiles, broken down by each community district.
The studies ranked things like life expectancy, rates of smoking and heart disease, and numbers in categories such as teen and premature birth rates.
Flushing area residents, activists and their city councilman told Department of City Planning officials on Tuesday that their planned environmental review of the proposed Flushing West Redevelopment needs to focus more intently on handling the raw sewage that is dumped into local waters.
They also want any study to address just how to handle the increasing population in an already overcrowded neighborhood, its schools and subways.
The luncheon held last Friday at the South Jamaica Houses was weeks in planning.
But the main course was months in preparation.
Two men from Long Island have been charged with allegedly posing as medical technicians and allegedly fraudulently collecting more than $1 million, the Queens district attorney revealed Tuesday.
They allegedly conducted hundreds of unauthorized stress tests at the Queens diagnostic center and cardiologist’s office where they are employed, according to a release by the district attorney.
State Sen. Leroy Comrie, his staff and volunteers helped donate more than 500 turkeys for families in need in his district between Nov. 14 and 17.
The first giveaway, top and above, took place on Saturday at the Community Church of Christ on 108th Avenue in Jamaica. The second session took place Tuesday at Martin Van Buren High School in Rosedale.
One day after suffering a heart attack, Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-Queens, Nassau) released a statement and brought heart disease once again into the spotlight.
“I hope my experience can heighten awareness about heart disease and the importance of knowing the signs of a heart episode,” Meeks said on Oct. 29. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Fortunately, it is also a preventable and treatable disease.”
A new analysis released by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer Monday suggests than nearly 1 million New Yorkers lack health insurance, with neighborhoods in Queens at the top of the list.
Queens residents have the highest number of uninsured recorded, with the top neighborhoods being Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona, where approximately 22 percent of residents do not have health insurance.
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Officials and community leaders assemble at Diversity Plaza
Groups of all ages marched down Metropolitan Avenue on Sunday during the borough’s annual Ve…