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Queens borough president announces community board appointments for 2020-22 term
Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee visited Community Board 1's monthly meeting on Jan. 21, 2020.

Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee announced the appointments of more than 300 individuals who will serve across Queens’ 14 community boards for the 2020-2022 term. Of the 339 appointees for their respective community boards, 76 are first time members who have not served in the local representative bodies, while the other 263 are re-appointments. The […]

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Howard Beach activists honor essential workers and veterans on Memorial Day

A trio of community activists distributed bagels and coffee to essential workers at the Lindenwood Shopping Center Monday. Jeremy Bucaria joined attorney Mike Scala and Democratic district leader candidate Torey Schnupp to visit each store in the plaza, greeting managers and staff carrying signs reading “Thank You For Your Service, the Tejadas,” and “Howard Beach […]

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‘More still needs to be done’: Despite Dept. of Labor’s progress, backlog of unemployment claims remains

As Queens residents struggle to file their unemployment claims, state Senator Joseph Addabbo participated in a Zoom conference with other state legislators and NYS Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon to discuss how the department is handling the influx of claims since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Reardon, between March 8 and […]

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Queens DA, borough president team up to hold virtual Memorial Day ceremony

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz and Acting Borough President Sharon Lee together will host a virtual Memorial Day observance ceremony on Thursday, livestreamed from Borough Hall. Queens is the borough with the highest population of veterans in New York City. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this will be an online-only event, and everyone is encouraged […]

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Howard Beach man dies of alleged heroin overdose in 106th Precinct cell: NYPD

A Howard Beach man who crashed his car while allegedly under the influence of heroin died in the 106th Precinct’s cell area on Thursday, April 30. Nicholas Cammarata, 58, was driving a brown 1998 Chevrolet Blazer near Cross Bay Boulevard and Linden Boulevard in Ozone Park around 2 p.m., when he crashed, according to the […]

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