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Community Board 11 to hold April monthly meeting via teleconference

Community Board 11 invites residents to join in on their monthly meeting via Zoom call on April 6. Board Chair Michael Budabin confirmed this news in an online letter sent out on April 2. “Community Board 11‘s monthly meetings are open to the public, and are generally held on the first Monday of every month (other than July and […]

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Crime drops across New York City as spread of coronavirus continues

Overall crime fell in every borough on the streets, in the transit system and public housing by 4.2 percent as the coronavirus has kept people home and closed businesses, police officials say. From March 12 through March 31, crime fell even further, providing a silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the crimes that have […]

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Queens community groups team up to distribute food to those in need

BY BENJAMIN MANDILE The Ozone Park Residents Block Association (OZPKRBA) has partnered with local food pantries to help distribute food to those in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Food boxes are available to residents in Howard Beach, Kew Gardens, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Woodhaven and Cityline Brooklyn. The food, which is […]

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Western Queens organizers create local businesses source map to help residents determine ‘Who’s Open??’

Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, Astoria Together and Sunnyside Gardens Park joined forces to create a western Queens local business source map, or “Who’s Open??,” which is tracking 250 businesses and counting. The local organizations created the map to provide real-time updates on business hours and services that have been dramatically impacted by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s […]

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Son of Chinese immigrants appointed president at Queens College

The incoming president at Queens College is an academician who believes in “bridge-building and cooperation on every level,” and celebrating diversity. Frank H. Wu, 53, was unanimously appointed the 11th president at Queens College by the CUNY Board of Directors, effective July 1, becoming the first Asian-American to serve in that role. “I have been […]

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