Ferreras Says BID Plans In Gear

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A plan to establish a Corona-Jackson Heights Business Improvement District is nearing fruition, Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) said last week. At her State of the District address on Feb. 18, Ferreras outlined progress of the New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue, an initiative she launched in 2013 focusing primarily on […]

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Community Concerns Addressed With City Agencies

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer As the discussion surrounding community policing continues, some small anecdotes of the NYPD practicing better relations with residents can start to bridge the gap in minority communities. At the Press of Southeast Queens’ Black History Month awards breakfast at Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral Tuesday morning, Kevin Livingston, founder of 100 […]

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EDC To Study Sunnyside Yards Project

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer After Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to build thousands of affordable housing units over Sunnyside Yards, leaving many Western Queens residents apprehensive, the City is moving to investigate whether such a plan makes sense. Sunnyside Yards is a roughly 180-acre open rail yard network owned mostly by […]

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Forest Hills Asian Group Created

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A new group has formed to represent the growing Asian community in Forest Hills. The Forest Hills Asian Association was created by a group of residents of the central Queens neighborhood, including Edwin Wong. Wong cited a need to gather the growing Asian population in Forest Hills and get them […]

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Former Sen. George Onorato Passes Away

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A former State Senator representing Queens passed away earlier this week. Former State Sen. George Onorato died on Monday. He was 86 years old. Onorato served as the State Senator for district 12, from 1983 until 2010, when he decided to retire and not run for reelection. That district represents […]

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Dedication To The Community

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton stands with officials and honorees at the second annual Black History Month awards breakfast on Feb. 24 at Greater Allen AME Church in Jamaica, sponsored by the PRESS of Southeast Queens and MetroPlus Health. Pictured (from left) are Public Advocate Letitia James, honorees Hazel Dukes, president of the NAACP New York […]

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