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Nothing is more important to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney than the quality of life in her district. She is proud of the work she has done to improve infrastructure, preserve historic neighborhoods, fight for better zoning and create schools in her district. Whether working to create an academically rigorous public high school on the Upper East Side, seeking to restore the crumbling Queens seawall or fighting for a full build Second Avenue Subway, her first priority has always been to make her district a better place to live.

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Jun 6, 2002 Press Release
NEW YORK -- East Side parents are eagerly anticipating the opening of a new academically rigorous high school on the East Side of Manhattan. The new school, which will be known as the Eleanor Roosevelt High School, is slated to open its doors to students in September 2002 in a temporary location. The school is expected to move to its permanent location the following year. Parents and Elected Officials received an update on the new school from the Board of Education last Friday at a meeting of the Task Force for an East Side High School.
May 24, 2002 Press Release

NEW YORK: Last night at a public hearing held by the Lower-Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) highlighted the glaring absence of the Second Avenue subway in a preliminary proposal for the future of lower-Manhattan.

Apr 12, 2002 Press Release

NEW YORK: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) - a leading voice for the transfer of Governors Island from federal to regional control - advanced talks about the use of the island by detailing several glaring concerns that need to be addressed as the island's transfer moves forward. Maloney's statement from today follows:

Apr 1, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), a long champion for for the cause of returning historic Governors Island to New York from the control of the Federal government today expressed her enthusiasm at the news that the White House has agreed to indeed return the island.

Feb 14, 2002 Press Release

NEW YORK: This weekend New Yorkers learned that two of Central Park’s trees were infested by the Asian Long-horned beetle, a voracious insect that destroys trees. The beetle first appeared in Congresswoman Maloney’s district in 1996 and she has succeeded in obtaining federal funds to combat the beetle ever since. Today, Maloney detailed new federal funds appropriated as part of the Fiscal Year 2002 federal budget to help prevent the spread of the beetle and to assist in eradication efforts.

Dec 2, 2001 Press Release

NEW YORK: Elected leaders representing the East Side of Manhattan heralded new funds for the much needed Second Avenue subway today at Grand Central Station. The U.S. House of Representatives approved $2 million in funding on Friday for the much needed East Side line as part of the annual transportation appropriations bill and the Senate is expected to pass the bill as well next week.

Nov 30, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON: US Senators Charles E. Schumer, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Representatives Jerrold Nadler, Peter King, Carolyn Maloney and Gregory Meeks announced today that the two most important New York City mass transit capital projects - East Side Access and the 2nd Avenue Subway - will receive a combined $16.7 million in new federal funding. Also included in the funding package is $5 million for the Cross Harbor Freight Rail Tunnel Study and $3 million for the Jamaica Station Intermodal. Earmarked as part of the 2002 Transportation Appropriations Bill, Schumer, Clinton, Nadler, King, Maloney and Meeks pushed these funding projects through conference committee.

Nov 30, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON: Today, Congressman Joseph Crowley (NY-07) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) were successful in securing $250,000 in Federal funding for the Long Island City Links Project (LIC Links). LIC Links will lead to a comprehensive network of innovative pedestrian, bicycle and transit connections between Long Island City residential and business areas and new parks, retail stores, and cultural institutions. The House today voted to approve the funding as a part of the FY 2002 House Transportation Appropriations Bill.

Nov 30, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON: The Second Avenue subway got its second boost of the week last night as Congress moved forward with $2 million in funding for the much needed East Side line. A conference committee of the U.S. House and Senate agreed late last night on a final version of the Fiscal Year 2002 Transportation Appropriations bill and it includes funds for the Second Ave subway. The House passed the bill this morning.

Nov 9, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON: The U.S. House of Representatives this week appropriated $500,000 for a New York University Medical Center study on the potential causes of high breast cancer rates on Manhattan's East Side, neighborhoods along the East River, and in Rockland County. Specifically, the study will investigate environmental factors that may be related to increased rates of breast cancer. The $500,000 appropriation was voted on as part of the fiscal year 2002 Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriation conference report. After the Senate votes on the conference report, the President is expected to sign the legislation into law.