Northeast Queens is getting millions of dollars for school, park and library upgrades
Photo via Councilman Vallone's press office

Almost $14 million will be invested into northeast Queens’ schools, parks, libraries and nonprofits, since the New York City Council passed its multibillion-dollar budget last Tuesday. According to Councilman Vallone’s press release issued Monday, $6 million will be allocated to much-needed capital and expense projects throughout the community. Thanks to his collaboration with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, […]

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Memorial service in Jackson Heights tonight for the victims of Orlando mass shooting
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In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history that occurred this morning in Orlando, Florida, mourners will gather at Jackson Heights‘ Diversity Plaza tonight for a vigil for the victims. As announced by Councilman Daniel Dromm, the vigil will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Diversity Plaza on 37th Road between 73rd […]

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Antique lighting will illuminate Bayside’s Bell Boulevard to attract shoppers
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Let there be antique lights at Bell Boulevard in Bayside. Councilman Paul Vallone is facilitating a project with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install antique lighting on the Bayside strip with a capital construction project that extends from 35th Avenue to Northern Boulevard. The councilman believes that beautifying the shopping strip will be a profitable implementation that attracts more […]

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Here’s how your City Council member voted on the 5-cent grocery bag tax
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Updated 5:45 p.m., May 6 In a closer-than-anticipated vote, the City Council adopted on Thursday a bill instituting a 5-cent surcharge on grocery shoppers who opt for paper or plastic bags at the checkout counter. Twenty-eight members in all adopted the bill (Intro. 209-A), which charges customers 5 cents per paper or plastic bag used, while 20 […]

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Queens homeowners deserve a city tax rebate, says one lawmaker
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With the Great Recession now a bitter memory, some City Council members want the city to re-institute a tax break for homeowners that disappeared amid the financial turmoil. Councilman Eric Ulrich was one of five legislators who signed a letter to City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito asking her to support legislation that would bring back […]

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