Jamaica family homeless shelter hosts holiday toy giveaway, magic show
Photo courtesy of the 1906 Project

Some Christmas cheer was provided last week to those who need it the most. More than 250 young girls and boys were treated to a magic show, gift giveaway and face painting as part of an annual holiday celebration in a Jamaica family homeless shelter. Children of all ages were guests at the event at the Saratoga […]

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Automatic water rate credits coming for New Yorkers on fixed incomes

Call it a Christmas present from the City of New York. Nearly 52,000 homeowners– most of whom are living on fixed incomes– will receive an automatic credit of nearly $116 on their next water bill, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd announced Thursday morning. The credit, which is […]

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Springfield Gardens residents demand end to illegal truck activities
Photo by Brooke Smith

BY BROOKE SMITH Residents of Springfield Gardens living near John F. Kennedy Airport are demanding a crackdown on illegal truck activities and solutions to residential congestion and speeding. The Department of Transportation (DOT) hosted a public meeting Thursday to present possible solutions to transportation concerns raised in the previous meeting as well as discuss the findings of […]

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Rosedale block renamed for longtime community activist Sheila Pecoraro
Photos by Samuel Pecoraro

One woman’s efforts to make Rosedale a better place lives on at a neighborhood block renamed in her honor at a ceremony last week. The portion of Huxley Street between 147th Avenue and 243rd Street was renamed on Nov. 18 as “Sheila Pecoraro Way,” honoring the life of a community activist who served on numerous organizations […]

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Live performances, music, dance and more at Queens Library!

COME CELEBRATE! Every library in every neighborhood will be open six days a week, beginning the week of Nov. 15 and the Queens Library invites everyone to FREE gala programs on Saturday, November 21. Live performances, music, dance, arts & crafts, clowns, special guest appearance throughout The Borough all day… and it’s all FREE! But […]

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