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Queens Councilman Barry Grodenchik tests positive for COVID-19

Councilman Barry Grodenchik is the latest Queens politician who has tested positive for COVID-19. The elected official took to Twitter on April 2 to share the news of his diagnosis. “Today I received confirmation that I tested positive for coronavirus. I’ve been home with my family since March 14 and have had no physical contact […]

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‘More difficult decisions will be needed’: Queens lawmakers, Community Education Councils react to school shutdown

The decision to close schools didn’t come easy for Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carranza, but after mounting pressure from teachers, parents and fellow elected officials and coronavirus cases continued to rise, they finally announced the shutdown on Sunday. All New York City public schools, the nation’s largest school system with 1.1 million […]

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Presidents’ Co-op and Condo Council holds historic summit

BY GEOFFREY MAZEL, ESQ. On Feb. 29, the Presidents’ Co-op and Condo Council held the largest meeting of Queens Co-op Board Presidents and members in Queens County in the last 30 years. More than 50 Boards were represented at the meeting from all part of Queens, including many of the largest co-ops in New York […]

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Bus redesign meetings in northeast Queens postponed out of ‘abundance of caution’ due to COVID-19

Elected officials announced the postponement of two bus redesign meetings in northeast Queens amid growing coronavirus concerns. The postponed meetings include one on March 18 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Whitestone and another on March 19 at North Shore Towers in Floral Park. “The MTA has promised to reschedule these forums and will […]

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Elected officials join Oakland Gardens residents to demand closure of Lavoo Cafe

BY BENJAMIN MANDILE Community members and elected officials in Oakland Gardens gathered Friday outside of outside of Lavoo Cafe, shouting “no more Lavoo,” demanding the closure of the smoke lounge, which has seen several incidents of violence, including a brawl on Feb. 29. “With a number of incidents at Lavoo Cafe in recent months, most notably last […]

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