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Meeting the Wireless Demands of NY with Mike Finley

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Nov. 29, 2023 by Jill Carvajal Ongoing advancements in technology and continued collaboration between the public and private sectors will be essential to meeting the unique demands of highly urbanized environments like NY. Boingo Wireless is one of the companies that provides solutions to this challenge.  Mike Finley, CEO of Boingo Wireless talks about what it […]

Street vendors will return to Corona Plaza in scaled-down community area

Nov. 28, 2023 By Bill Parry Four months after they were banished from Corona Plaza, street vendors will return under a new plan announced by Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The first-ever regulated community vending area at Corona Plaza will include an initial group of 14 street vendors —10 of them serving food… Read more »

Astoria CVS manager honored with prestigious award 

  Nov. 22, 2023 By Rachel Butler Astoria CVS Store Manager Xavier Gilbert was awarded the 2023 Paragon Award from CVS Health on Nov. 9 for for his dedication to the company and his customers. Gilbert, who manages the CVS at 31-01 Ditmars Bvd. in Astoria, began his career journey with CVS when he started… Read more »

Council Member Won hosts ‘comprehensive community planning’ town hall in Astoria

Nov. 22, 2023 By Bill Parry Council Member Julie Won and representatives of Hester Street, a community development nonprofit, hosted a town hall meeting in Astoria on Nov. 16 to kickoff a community-driven planning process for the Northern Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue Study. More than 100 residents from Sunnyside, Woodside and Astoria shared their input… Read more »

Western Queens residents receive turkeys, hot meals ahead of Thanksgiving

Nov. 22, 2023 By Czarinna Andres New York City Council Member Julie Won, in collaboration with Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement and numerous community partners, held a large-scale Thanksgiving event this past weekend. Over 4,000 residents in the western Queens area received hot meals and turkeys over the course of Saturday and Sunday in a… Read more »