Wills seeks passage of Community Violence Prevention Act
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BY YUSONG LEE City Councilman Ruben Wills recently reintroduced his bill, the Community Violence Prevention Act (CVPA), which would establish a commission to find solutions to crime. Under the CVPA, the city will identify which neighborhoods have the highest rates of violent crime occurrence and evaluate the city’s efforts to find out which conditions lead to […]

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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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CM Eric Ulrich’s plan for city Veterans Services agency to become a reality
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New York City will establish a government agency dedicated entirely to veterans issues through an agreement arranged between the mayor and City Council. Councilman Eric Ulrich and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito jointly announced on Wednesday that the City Council would soon vote on and pass a bill creating the city Department of Veterans Services, which will focus […]

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Queens Library in Rochdale celebrates opening of Adult Learning Center
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BY BROOKE SMITH The ribbon has finally been cut at the Adult Learning Center at the Queens Library in Rochdale in celebration of the $5.18 million in expansions made over the past three years. Elected officials and community leaders joined in the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 25 to officially open the center. The Adult Learning […]

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Sex offenders finally removed from Skyway Men’s Shelter in South Ozone Park
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South Ozone Park residents can breathe a little easier knowing that the sex offenders housed in Skyway Men’s Shelter have been removed by the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Councilman Ruben Wills announced Wednesday that the agency, which promised to transfer the level 2 and 3 sex offenders in July but actually transferred four more into […]

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