Community Leaders Upset With Water Rates

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens civic leaders are feeling drowned by a proposed increase in the City’s water rates. On April 23, the City proposed a 3.35 percent increase in water rates, the smallest annual hike in nine years. While the number is lower, many civic leaders and elected officials are still upset that […]

Funding Approved For Botanical Garden Upgrades

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Improvements will soon be underway for Queens Botanical Garden. On Oct. 30, Borough President Helen Marshall announced that the City’s Office of Management and Budget had approved a $3.15 million funding allocation to pay for upgrades to the Garden’s pathway system. The improved pathways in the 39-acre site will have […]