While students across Queens and the city got into the groove of summer break as the second half of 2022 began, there was no letup in the news when summer set in. These are some of the stories reported over the past six months in the Queens Chronicle and at qchron.com, with the first half of the Western Queens Year in Review available at bit.ly/3WYyaFb.
Gov. Hochul on July 1 signed into law a package of legislation to strengthen gun laws and bolster restrictions on concealed carry weapons in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled the state’s existing regulations to be unconstitutional.
Rise Light & Power announced plans July 12 to redevelop its Ravenswood Generating Station — the city’s largest power generator — in Western Queens as a renewable energy hub to help New York achieve its nation-leading climate goals, including securing 70 percent renewable energy by 2030.