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Queens senators fought to remove controversial housing proposal from state budget

May. 4, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Members of the Senate Queens Delegation were successful in playing a pivotal role in removing Gov. Kathy Hochul’s controversial statewide Housing Compact from the final state budget that would have had a significantly negative impact on the Queens community. In January, Hochul introduced the housing proposal that would have made sweeping…
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NYC Parks Department makes safety improvements to Forest Park entrance

May. 4, 2023 Elijah Hamilton The NYC Parks Department has made several safety improvements at the Forest Park entrance near Myrtle Avenue in Glendale to prevent vehicles from driving into the park. According to a spokesperson from the NYC Parks Department, solar-powered lights were installed to increase visibility, and steel bollards were installed to prevent…
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Queens NYPD officials discuss plans to combat summertime crime, public safety issues

May. 4, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Loud music, ATVs and dirtbikes, and a crackdown on illegal smoke shops were just some of the quality-of-life issues discussed during the Queens Borough Board meeting with NYPD officials on Monday, May 1, regarding crime and public safety. The Queens Borough Board meeting, chaired by Queens Borough President Donovan…
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Relay for Life of Middle Village celebrates 20 year anniversary

May. 1, 2023 Elijah Hamilton On Saturday, June 24, residents are invited to Juniper Valley Park to celebrate Relay for Life of Middle Village‘s 20th anniversary. Rooted in Middle Village for 20 years, The Rally for Life of Middle Village has run numerous fundraisers to help the American Cancer Society (ACS), whose goal is to…
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Queens Chamber of Commerce announces new members of its board of directors

May. 1, 2023 By Bill Parry

The Queens Chamber of Commerce welcomed five new members to its board of directors on April 25. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz presided over a swearing-in ceremony at Bourbon Street in Bayside as part of the chamber’s annual meeting and elections of officers and directors.

Bike lane improvements coming to several Queens locations: DOT

Apr. 28, 2023 By Bill Parry Generations of cyclists have taken their lives into their own hands as they made the journey from the Queens “mainland” to the Rockaways and they often complain about the current bike lane across the Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge is inadequate. That will change this year. The city’s Department…
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Queens lawmaker’s bill mandating New York colleges to effectively investigate and report hate crimes passes state Assembly

Apr. 28, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Assembly member Daniel Rosenthal’s legislation, Hate Crime Reporting on College Campuses (A.3694), which will require colleges that receive state funding to modernize and enhance their disclosure of hate crimes that occur on campus, passed the New York state Assembly. The legislation mandates colleges in New York State to implement…
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These Queens restaurants were featured on the New York Times’ ‘100 Best Restaurants in New York City’ list

Apr. 28, 2023 By Emily Davenport The Queens Chamber of Commerce is offering its congratulations to the 19 Queens restaurants that were featured on the New York Times’ “100 Best Restaurants in NYC” list. Based on his decade of writing reviews, restaurant critic Pete Wells compiled the restaurant list and ranked the city’s top restaurants….
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