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From community centers to DNA testing, Congresswoman Meng secures $13M for Queens initiatives

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Mar. 13, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng secured over $13 million in federal funds for Queens projects through a recently passed government spending package.  As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Meng is one of the 61 members that determines which agencies, programs and initiatives across the country receive federal…
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City Council allocates $17.5 million for critical investments at Elmhurst Hospital

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Oct. 24, 2023 By Bill Parry Just over three and a half years after Elmhurst Hospital was at the epicenter of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council Member Shekar Krishnan and his colleagues in government announced a “groundbreaking” $17 million in critical investment in the second oldest municipal hospital in New York City….
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The city wants to fund your community improvement ideas with ‘The People’s Money’

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Oct. 12, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan A participatory budgeting process to allow New Yorkers to decide how to spend part of the city’s budget, a fairly novel initiative coined the “The People’s Money,” is now open for idea submissions.  Phase 1 of the new cycle kicked off on Oct. 10 and will last until Nov. 19. During this idea generation period, all New Yorkers over the age of 11, and regardless of immigration status, can submit ideas for projects that address the needs of their community.  Projects must involve an expense, such as an after-school program or mental health initiative…
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Met Council receives $3 million grant to provide emergency food and supplies for New Yorkers in need

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Sep. 11, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Congresswoman Grace Meng on Friday, Sept. 8, presented a check for $3 million in federal funding to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council) that will provide emergency food, free diapers and menstrual products to those in need.  The congresswoman joined Met Council CEO David Greenfield and their community partners at the Pomonok Houses Council Towers VI, located at 155-25 71st Ave., which is senior housing owned and operated by the Met Council in Meng’s district. Following the check presentation ceremony, Meng, along with volunteers, packed supplies such as diapers, wipes and children’s essentials…
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Queens lawmaker allocates funding for improvements at three schools in Bayside, Oakland Gardens and Flushing

Sep. 6, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed To kick off the school year, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic announced a collective $580,000 for gymnasium and auditorium upgrades for three local schools in School Districts 25 and 26.  With students returning for another successful academic year, many will be greeted with renovations that took place over the summer and…
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Queens lawmaker secures $1.8 million for renovations at Forest Park’s ‘Barking Lot’

Aug. 21, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Queens Councilwoman Lynn Schulman joined community activists, residents and their furry companions on Sunday, Aug. 20, to announce $1.8 million dedicated to the renovation and improvement of Forest Park’s beloved dog run, known as the “Barking Lot.” Joining Schulman for the announcement was city Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue, Barking…
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BP Richards bringing ‘Borough Hall on Your Block’ featuring week of public programming events to northwest Queens

Aug. 18, 2023 By Michael Dorgan Queens Borough President Donovan Richards will make two major funding announcements next week in northwestern Queens, where he will also host public programming events as part of an initiative to engage with residents and connect them with public resources. The week-long initiative, called Borough Hall on Your Block, will… Read more »

Flushing’s 109th Precinct receives funding for new surveillance cameras

Jul. 20, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Councilwoman Sandra Ung presented a check for $312,000 to 109th Precinct Deputy Inspector Louron Hall in downtown Flushing on Tuesday, July 18. The money will be used to purchase new Argus surveillance cameras for the precinct that will be deployed in high-crime areas around the district. “When I took…
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Queens lawmaker allocates $250k for Colden Auditorium at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts

Jun. 27, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Assemblywoman Nily Rozic on Monday, June 26, announced an allocation of $250,000 for the renovation of Queens College’s Colden Auditorium at the Kupferberg Center for Arts.  The Colden Auditorium is located on the Queens College campus in Flushing and seats 2,100 people. Last year, Rozic attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony…
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Federal infrastructure bill to provide millions for improvements to Queens highways

May. 8, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Congresswoman Grace Meng on Monday, May 8, announced that the federal infrastructure bill has provided Queens with millions of dollars to help pay for crucial highway improvements throughout the borough. Known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the historic legislation was signed by President Biden in November 2021 after Meng…
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