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Photos: Community members and leaders gather for Lunar New Year parade in Flushing

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Feb. 13, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Queens residents and elected officials, including New York State Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams, gathered in Flushing to watch the parade celebrating the Year of the Dragon on Lunar New Year Saturday. The event which is hosted and organized by the Flushing Chinese Business Association along with many other local groups, sees thousands of attendees each year. Hochul expressed a commitment towards making the holiday a state-wide celebration. “We want everyone from Asian backgrounds to feel included and welcomed,” Hochul said. This sentiment was reinforced by many of the…
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Op-Ed: How many more stops must we endure?

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Jan. 30, 2024 By Candace Prince-Modeste and Audrey Robertson When Mayor Adams took office in 2022, he promised to prioritize transparency and increase access to government services for all New Yorkers. Transparency and accountability are important because every community deserves to know how city government is working to meet their needs. This must be a…
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AM Rajkumar proposes new bill to shutter illegal smoke shops across the city and state

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Jan. 4, 2024 By Anthony Medina A new bill sponsored by Queens Assembly Member Jenifer Rajkumar aims to shut down smoke shops that are illegally selling cannabis in New York City. Rajkumar’s bill, called the SMOKEOUT Act (A8428), was introduced in Albany last week, and would grant local municipalities the power to close smoke shops caught illegally selling cannabis. Currently, the industry is primarily policed on a state level and enforcement has been limited. The bill aims to address the public’s concern about the proliferation of illegal smoke shops, which have emerged since cannabis use was legalized in 2021. “My…
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Queens Boulevard in Woodside to undergo $23.75 million revamp

Dec. 22, 2023 By Anthony Medina Queens Boulevard in Woodside is about to undergo a $23.75 million overhaul thanks to a federal grant that Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday. The hefty grant will primarily go toward safety improvements along the boulevard from Roosevelt Avenue to 73rd Street. The project will include the construction of new… Read more »

Mayor Adams addresses prostitution, vending and illegal smoke shops at Corona town hall

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Dec. 20, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Mayor Eric Adams held a town hall meeting in Corona Monday night with residents demanding answers as to how the city plans to address increased prostitution, illegal vending and the proliferation of unlicensed smoke shops in the neighborhood. More than hundred attendees attended the event in the gymnasium at Elm Tree Elementary School on 98th Street and peppered the mayor with questions primarily dealing with quality-of-life issues. Several questions also dealt with an uptick in homelessness in the parks as well as crime and street flooding.  A hot topic dealt with the prevalence of…
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‘Who is protecting the Sikhs?’ Mayor Adams joins AM Rajkumar in calls to stop hate crimes in NYC

Photo Credit: Benny Polatseck | Mayoral Photography Office

Oct. 31, 2023 By Anthony Medina In the wake of a string of attacks on people of the Sikh faith, Mayor Eric Adams joined Assemblymember Jenifer Rajkumar and Sikh leadership at a temple in South Richmond Hill to call for an end to hate crimes against Sikhs. City officials and religious leaders gathered on Oct. 29 inside the Baba Makhan Shah Lubana Sikh Center, where they heard about the death of Jasmer Singh, 66, a family man and cherished member who died from injuries sustained in an alleged road rage incident this month. The victim’s son, Subeg Singh Multani, spoke…
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‘A pillar of our community’: Candlelight vigil commemorates beloved school crossing guard who died in the line of duty

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Oct. 24, 2023 By Anthony Medina Numerous flower bouquets and candles were placed at the street post at the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue where many remembered seeing school crossing guard Krystyna Naprawa on the job. The 63-year-old school crossing guard died on Friday, Oct. 20, when a dump truck driver who was making a right-hand turn from Woodhaven Boulevard and onto Atlantic Avenue struck Naprawa. On Monday, Oct. 23, four days after her death, members of the Woodhaven and Ozone Park communities joined elected officials, friends and family members for a candlelight vigil in memory of Naprawa…
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Report: NYC on pace to reach only 20% of annual housing production target

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Oct. 5, 2023 By Ethan Marshall According to the latest Multi-Family Foundation Plan Application Report conducted by the Real Estate Board of New York, the city is on pace to produce just 10,000 new units this year. This would be well short of the 50,000 unit target set by Mayor Eric Adams and housing experts…
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