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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Avella And Liu Clash On Campaign Practices

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer With a month before Primary Day, the race for State Senate District 11 has reached a fever pitch. State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) called out his primary opponent, John Liu, for still owing the City more than $500,000 in fines and said he plans to introduce legislation next year to […]

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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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BP Katz Recommends Against Astoria Cove

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced last Thursday that she has recommended the rejection of Alma Realty’s proposed development at Astoria Cove. Among Katz’s cited reasons for disapproval were overburdened public transportation in the area, the fact that a proposed school is scheduled to be built in the last – […]

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Bay Terrace Library Gets $1 Million

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Bay Terrace branch of the Queens Library received $1 million from Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) to help revamp and fully upgrade it. The announcement was made on Aug. 4 in the library, after a meeting between Vallone, library representatives and surrounding school and civic leaders to determine what renovations […]

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