Elmhurst Still Waiting on DHS Answers

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer A month has passed with no answers. In late June, Community Board 4 held a public hearing with elected officials and the Dept. of Homeless services regarding the homeless shelter at Elmhurst’s Pan American hotel. The shelter, which was opened to the surprise of the community, is one of […]

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NYCHA Gets New Air Conditioning Units

Earlier this month, Friedrich, the San Antonio, Texas-based manufacturer of room air conditioners, announced the donation of 150 air conditioners to the Dept. of Youth and Community Development Cornerstone Programs, which are housed at NYCHA community centers. The company announced that six organizations in Queens received the units, which are meant to benefit centers that […]

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Gillibrand Wants Law For Women Businesses

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) stopped by Queens this week, urging Congress to pass her bill that would support women-owned businesses. Gillibrand visited Data Conversion Laboratory in Fresh Meadows to promote and push for the passage of her Women’s Small Business Procurement Parity Act. This bill would expand opportunities for […]

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Internship Program Builds Leadership Skills

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer This summer, three high school students from the Borough were chosen to participate in Bank of America’s national program, Student Leaders. Edward Li, Cindy Pietrakowski and Yulin Yang were among 200 outstanding juniors and seniors who were recognized for demonstrating a commitment to community engagement and volunteerism. The students were […]

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Eminent Domain Called For The Proposed Glendale Shelter Site

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Residents continued to express their dismay about the potential homeless shelter opening in Glendale on Wednesday night. Community Education Council 24 hosted a public meeting at PS/IS 128 in Middle Village to discuss the impact of homeless shelters on schools within District 24. D24’s school district includes the proposed shelter […]

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John Liu Unveils Education Reform Plan

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer John Liu revealed his community education reform plan last week, touching on some major policies he would revise if elected. Liu, a candidate for State Senate District 11, announced the plan outside of Bayside High School on Aug. 1. He said the reforms came out of concerns from parents and […]

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