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Queens Will Participate in City Council's Retrofit NYC Block by Block Program

Residents from Jamaica, Richmond Hill and surrounding communities will participate in a city-wide energy efficiency program.

In an effort to reduce energy consumption on a block-by-block basis, the New York City Council has partnered with the Pratt Center for Community Development to bring free or low-cost energy upgrades to homeowners throughout the city.

New York Congress Members Want to Take Closer Look at Indian Point

Eliot Engel and Nita Lowey want the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to consider evacuation plans and population density in the re-licensing process for the nuclear power plant.

In light of Japan's nuclear crisis, New York lawmakers are taking a closer look at the safety regulations surrounding the Indian Point nuclear power point located in Buchanan, New York.

New York Budget Would Hurt Latino Health Care, Providers Say

Latino health care providers will make a last-ditch effort to get the Legislature to roll back some Medicaid changes they say will hurt Hispanics and others in New York’s poor neighborhoods.

The organizations Hispanic Mental Health Professionals, Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Federation oppose parts of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid overhaul in his proposed state budget that will force managed care.

New Emergency Center to Open at Site of Former St. Vincent's Hospital

A 24/7 emergency care center will open in the fall of 2013.

St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers announced Thursday morning that they have partnered with North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Rudin Management Company to open a new "comprehensive care center" on the site of their former hospital in Greenwich Village.

Men: Hidden Victims of Domestic Violence

Studies suggest there are almost as many male victims of domestic violence as there are female victims.

Often male victims of abuse reach out to domestic violence services but are turned away because the service doesn’t have the proper resources to assist males. Other times, services won’t speak to a male caller, suspicious that he himself is an abuser searching for a former victim.