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Rideshare drivers hold rally in Long Island City, protest Uber’s lockout tactics  

July 2, 2024 By Sabir Hasko Members of an advocacy group representing rideshare drivers held a rally outside Uber’s headquarters in Long Island City last week to protest the company’s practice of locking New York City drivers out of its app during low-demand periods. Wearing blue T-shirts and shouting, “No more lockouts,” the angry protesters… Read more »

Advocating for Non-Public Schools: A Conversation with Teach Coalition’s Maury Litwack

Maury Litwack Headshot – Jason Heard

Jul. 1, 2024 by Jill Carvajal Maury Litwack, founder and CEO of Teach Coalition talks about his organization’s mission and impact. Teach Coalition advocates for funding and policy changes to support non-public schools, such as Jewish, Catholic, and Islamic schools. Litwack emphasizes the significant non-public school population and their need for resources like healthy lunches, […]

16-year-old girl fatally struck by box truck outside Woodside school: NYPD

June 26, 2024 By Christian Murray A teenage girl was fatally struck and an 8-year-old child severely injured when they were hit by a box truck outside a Woodside school Wednesday afternoon, police said. The pair were struck by the driver of a white Ford truck at around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of 46th… Read more »

Lifelong Woodside musician honored with street co-naming where he organized neighborhood concerts

June 26, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Lowell Marin, a lifelong Woodside resident known for his dedication to sharing his musical talents with the community, was honored with a street co-naming ceremony and concert over the weekend. Members of his family and the Northern Woodside Coalition joined Council Member Julie Won on Sunday to officially co-name 34th… Read more »

Incumbent González-Rojas and challenger Pacheco vie for District 34 Assembly seat

June 25, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Incumbent State Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas and challenger Ricardo Pacheco addressed Astoria residents Wednesday night in a final bid to sway voters ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary elections.  González-Rojas, who has held the seat for District 34 since 2021, and Pacheco, a former Marine and NYPD officer, spoke… Read more »

Queens restaurants to receive federal boost for outdoor dining as city program becomes permanent

June 24, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan  As the nation’s largest outdoor dining program pivots from a temporary pandemic-era program to a permanent fixture across the city, new federal funding will help some Queens restaurant owners jumpstart their participation.  Congresswoman Grace Meng, in partnership with the city’s Small Business Services (SBS) and the Department of Transportation… Read more »

Gonzalez, Lambropoulos battle for District 59 Senate seat in Astoria

June 25, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Kristen Gonzalez and Gus Lambropoulos, candidates for District 59 of the New York State Senate, addressed Astoria residents Wednesday evening ahead of the Democratic primary elections on Tuesday, June 25.  Gonzalez, the incumbent State Senator for District 59, and Lambropoulos, an Astoria native who announced his candidacy… Read more »

AOC challenger Marty Dolan calls for return to centrist Democratic values

June 25, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Marty Dolan, the 66-year-old investment banker challenging Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th Congressional District in the Democratic primary, urged Astoria residents to reject the “radical wing” of the Democratic party at a meeting of the Astoria Homeowners, Tenants and Business Civic Association last week.  Dolan, who… Read more »

$1 million prize-winning Cash4Life lottery ticket sold in Sunnyside

June 24, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The New York Lottery announced that a second-prize-winning ticket in the Cash4Life lottery was sold at a Sunnyside business Sunday for that evening’s drawing. Alam and Brothers Inc., located at 42-01 Queens Blvd., sold the ticket, which is worth a guaranteed minimum of $1 million. The lottery winner who… Read more »