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Queens elected officials voice concerns over cannabis dispensary proximity to schools

Oct. 19, 2023 By Czarinna Andres and Anthony Medina Queens elected officials have united to formally express their concerns over proposed adult-use retail dispensary license applications for storefronts in Glendale and Maspeth, citing the potential risks posed by their proximity to educational institutions. In a letter written on Monday, Oct. 16, addressed to the New… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office raids illegal smoke shop across street from Astoria church

Oct. 20, 2023 By Bill Parry Members of the NYC Sheriff’s Office raided an illegal smoke shop across the street from Trinity Lutheran Church on Friday, Oct. 20. Officers entered the Gazzo Convenience shop located at 37-01 31st Ave. at around 10:30 a.m. and began a search of the premises. Officers found 400 to 500… Read more »

Queens Night Market to conclude 2023 season with halloween spectacle

Oct. 19, 2023 By Czarinna Andres The Queens Night Market is poised to wrap up its 2023 season with a Halloween-themed finale set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 28. Now in its eighth year, the annual tradition promises an evening replete with costume contests and big-ticket prizes, ensuring that families and friends of all… Read more »

Council Member Won announces $300K in funding for new after-school program and upgrades at LIC school

Oct. 17, 2023 By Czarinna Andres In a significant move to enhance educational opportunities for the students of P.S./I.S. 78Q, Council Member Julie Won, in collaboration with the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, Principal Louis Pavone and the school’s dedicated staff and students, announced a groundbreaking $300,000 funding initiative on Friday, Oct.13. This… Read more »

Council Member Won announces community planning initiatives for her district

Oct. 17, 2023 By Czarinna Andres Council Member Julie Won, joined by an array of prominent city officials, labor unions and community partners, has unveiled plans to launch two comprehensive community planning processes set to transform the landscape of District 26, which covers Long Island City, Sunnyside and portions of Astoria and Woodside. Council Member… Read more »

Bethpage Federal Credit Union celebrates grand opening in Sunnyside

Oct. 16, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann Bethpage Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its first Queens location at 47-21 Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 14. Due to the inclement weather, the ceremony was held inside the bright and inviting lobby of the branch, which had its soft opening… Read more »