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Council Member Robert Holden warns seniors about home repair scams

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Mar. 6, 2024 By Rachel Butler Council Member Robert Holden is advising seniors to be on the lookout for scammers posing as home repair companies, following his office receiving several complaints about the matter in recent weeks. Holden, who represents the neighborhoods of Middle Village and Ridgewood, said that the scammers are often presenting themselves…
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New bill targets RV and mobile home removal from residential streets in NYC


Feb. 14, 2024 By Rachel Butler Recreational vehicles (RV’s) and mobile homes may soon be forcibly removed from residential streets at certain times if a new senate bill introduced by council members Robert Holden and Kamillah Hanks becomes law. Holden, who represents Ridgewood and surrounding areas and Hanks who represents Staten Island have introduced a new bill to combat the recent surge of RV’s and mobile homes permanently parked on streets in residential areas. Holden said that as New York’s housing crisis deepens, there has been an increase in people using RV’s and mobile homes as permanent housing, while paying…
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Hochul signs bill that requires prisons to offer Halal and Kosher food


Dec. 15, 2023 By Rachel Butler Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill sponsored by Queens State Sen. Jessica Ramos and Assemblymember Simcha Eichenstein, from Brooklyn, into law on Wednesday that now requires correctional facilities to provide food options that meet special religious dietary requirements. Previously, incarcerated individuals of certain faiths, such as Islam and Judaism,…
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Fresh Meadows couple reminded of daughter’s traffic related death following death of Quintas Chen in Flushing


Dec. 11, 2023 By Rachel Butler The recent hit-and-run death of toddler Quintas Chen in Flushing brought back haunting memories for a Fresh Meadows couple 10 years after the death of their daughter in a similar accident. Amy Tam and Hsi-Pei Liao experienced the death of their 3-year-old child, Allison, on Oct. 6 2013, when she was struck down by an SUV while crossing the street holding her grandmother’s hand.  The incident occurred at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Main Street. The SUV driver, Ahmad Abu-Zayedeh, was never criminally charged for the incident. Quintas Chen, who was also 3-years old,…
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Flushing residents express concern about stolen packages, auto thefts at 109th Precinct meeting


Nov. 10, 2023 By Rachel Butler Approximately 50 Flushing residents gathered at the Bowne Street Community Church on Nov. 8 for the 109th Precinct Community Council meeting, during which many voiced concerns about stolen packages, burglaries and auto thefts. A number of residents from the Latimer Gardens NYCHA complex on Linden Place in Flushing said…
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