What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

See a World Premier theatrical production, attend a vintage items and collectibles auction, properly dispose of unwanted tech gadgets, and do more at these events around Queens Saturday, Jan. 9 The Secret Theatre presents the WORLD PREMIERE run of “City Girls and Desperadoes,” a strictly limited 10-dates-only series of performances from January 7th through January […]

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Corona chosen to partake in mayor’s ‘Building Healthy Communities’ initiative

Corona will be one of 12 historically under-served communities chosen to reap the benefits of a health initiative spearheaded by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office started to “move toward a culture of health.” Building Healthy Communities is a $5.3 million public-private partnership that will create access to “safe open spaces,” healthy food and multiple opportunities for […]

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City announces latest procedure for ensuring pre-K sites meet health and safety standards
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BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON City officials announced the latest steps to ensure that every “Pre-K for All” site meets the highest health and safety standards. As of Aug. 13, there are zero unresolved health violations in the most serious category at any Pre-K for All site. All new pre-K sites have been subject to a rigorous […]

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Pol calls for early mosquito spraying in south Queens
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BY ANGELA MATUA Weeks before summer’s official arrival, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder called on the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to launch a preemptive strike on mosquitoes in southern Queens that may potentially carry the deadly West Nile virus. Goldfeder said the area — including Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach and the Rockaways — is particularly susceptible […]

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Nail salon safety gets attention at City Hall rally
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BY ANGELA MATUA Public Advocate Letitia James wants your local nail salon to improve its health and safety conditions. James joined advocates and elected officials outside of City Hall on Friday to rally in support of the Nail Salon Health and Safety Bill. The bill would require all nail salons in New York City to register […]

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