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Queens councilman awards Holliswood centenarian with citation on 101st birthday

Councilman Barry Grodenchik presented Dr. Sheldon Schwartz on his 101st birthday with a New York City citation at his Holliswood home on July 21.  “From building a hospital to winning sports trophies to playing a mean game of bridge, Dr. Schwartz teaches us that living life fully is key to a long and bountiful life,” […]

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Meng announces $1.6M in federal funds to help Queens Jewish facilities improve security

Congresswoman Grace Meng on Monday announced that $1.6 million in federal funding for security improvements has been awarded to 16 Jewish facilities throughout Queens, along with funds for two Christian facilities.  The funds are allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Nonprofit Security Grant Program, the initiative that provides houses of worship and […]

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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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City DOE offering more halal meals at local schools during Ramadan

More halal meals will be distributed at 32 school sites in the city beginning today April 23, the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. Halal options are offered at the over 400 school sites offering grab-and-go meals, and now 400,000 meals will be offered at school sites in neighborhoods with large Muslim […]

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Transit advocates gather in Jamaica to blast MTA’s revenue neutral approach to bus redesign

Three transit advocacy organizations banded together to attack the MTA’s revenue neutral approach to the Queens Bus Redesign at a press conference held on Thursday in Jamaica to release their analysis of the MTA’s draft proposal.  “What this is doing is taking bus service from one community and giving to another. So after the redesign […]

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