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The highly decorated all-black unit was entirely made up of black soldiers, many of whom were from Long Island, served alongside French soliders in WWI because other American troops refused to serve with them. They are now being recognized for their service. NBC New York’s Greg Cergol reports.
More than 100 years ago, Glen Cove’s Sgt. Leander Willett fought in a U.S. Army uniform in World War I alongside French troops because African Americans like him were banned from serving with white U.S. soldiers.
WASHINGTON — A new House bill filed late Wednesday takes aim at vaping and smoking by not only banning flavors in electronic cigarettes and tobacco products, but also by tripling the federal taxes on them to discourage use by younger people.
Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-Glen Cove), Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and other Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday said they were worried that immigrant and low-income communities would not be accurately counted in the next year's census — resulting in millions in federal funding losses to the region.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Suozzi said he saw men sleeping on a bare concrete floor and heard children without parents talking, crying and coughing behind chain-link fences in a visit Saturday to two overflowing migrant detention centers on the southwestern border.
Americans would be to able make a voluntary, tax-deductible contribution on their federal tax returns to fund Alzheimer's research and caregiver support services through a new bipartisan bill sponsored by Reps. Tom Suozzi and Peter King.
Rep. Thomas Suozzi announced Monday that flights arriving to John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens must follow new regulations to help reduce noise created by low-flying planes.
Beginning next Monday, flights arriving to JFK will adhere to air traffic control-created rules that require planes to remain at higher altitudes until closer to arrival, Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) said.