Tag: assembly-member-david-weprin

New Gandhi statue unveiled outside South Richmond Hill temple, replaces statue destroyed in hate crime


Jan. 23, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Elected officials unveiled a new Mahatma Gandhi statue outside a South Richmond Hill temple to replace the one that was toppled at the site last year as part of a hate crime. Assembly Member Jenifer Rajkumar, the first Hindu-American elected to New York State Office, led a ceremony Sunday afternoon outside of Shree Tulsi Mandir, located at 103-24 111th St., following the destruction of the original statue in August 2022. The statue was toppled and smashed with a sledgehammer, with the vandals also spray painting it. Rajkumar, who played a pivotal role in having the August…
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Northeast Queens elected officials honor outgoing District 26 PTA Presidents’ Council leader

May. 23, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Several northeast Queens elected officials came together on May 19 to celebrate District 26 PTA Presidents’ Council President Cathy Grodsky as she prepared to leave her post. Among those who came together to honor Grodsky were former Councilman Barry Grodenchik, Assembly members Nily Rozic, David Weprin and Ed Braunstein,…
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