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Queens Borough President Donovan Richards delivers ‘State of the Borough’ address, focuses on green energy projects, hydroponics labs and affordable housing

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Apr. 15, 2024 By Athena Dawson Hundreds of people packed the Claire Shulman Theater in Corona on Apr. 12, as they waited in anticipation for Queens Borough President Donovan Richards’ “State of the Borough” address. The large crowd, who filled the 472-seat theater that is part of Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s iconic Queens Theatre, consisted…
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Queens Borough President announces 2024 Community Board appointees

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Apr. 4, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. announced his 2024 class of community board appointees on Thursday, Apr. 4. Out of 848 applicants, 355 public servants have been chosen to serve across the borough’s 14 community boards for the next two years, marking the largest influx of new members during…
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After surge of traffic violence, Queens leaders demand safer streets especially for children

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Mar. 25, 2024 By Bill Parry Following a tragic week on Queens streets where three pedestrians — 43-year-old Natalia Garcia-Valencia, 58-year-old Elisa Bellere and 8-year-old Bayron Palomino Arroyo — were fatally struck by unsafe drivers, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced that he has allocated $1.5 million in capital funding for street safety improvements on…
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QBP Richards receives 843 applications for community boards in 2024

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Mar. 11, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The office of Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced Monday that it has received a total of 843 applications for positions on one of the borough’s 14 community boards this spring. Of the 843 applications, 592 were from people who are not already part of the community board. Since…
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Borough President grants $3 million to JHMC for cancer treatment device, as the hospital gears up to open its new cancer center

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Mar. 4, 2024 By Athena Dawson On Thursday, Feb. 29, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards held a press conference to announce a $3 million grant his office has provided for a state-of-the art cancer treatment device that will be part of a new cancer center that is opening at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in April….
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Queens Borough President to host second annual tech and job fair Saturday

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Jan. 24, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens Borough President Donovan Richards is set to host the second annual Queens Tech and Job Fair, reinforcing his commitment to diversifying the tech industry and connecting communities of color to this growing sector. The fair will be held this Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m….
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Queens Borough President’s office announces $30 million investment in borough schools

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Jan. 23, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Queens Borough President Donovan Richards was at August Martin High School (AMHS) in South Jamaica Monday to announce that his office has allocated close to $30.5 million in capital funding for borough schools in fiscal year 2024. Surrounded by AMHS leadership, students, representatives from the New York City School…
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Queens officials back residents’ call for a traffic study of Penelope Avenue in Middle Village to combat Waze-driven traffic woes

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Jan. 11, 2024 By Anthony Medina An 80-person petition calling for a traffic study of Penelope Avenue in Middle Village is gaining support from Queens elected officials after residents say the Waze mobile app is the cause for a dangerous increase in traffic along that stretch and in the neighborhood. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. and Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi penned a letter to the Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez on Jan. 8, calling for a review of the traffic conditions on Penelope Avenue based on the complaints from Middle Village residents. In…
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BP Richards green lights Phase 2 of Willets Point redevelopment project with conditions

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Jan. 10, 2024 By Bill Parry Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced Wednesday his approval of Phase II of the Willets Point redevelopment plan that will bring 1,400 units of affordable housing to a desolate area near Citi Field, along with a 25,000-seat soccer stadium to be used as the home of the New York City Football Club (NYCFC), a 250-room hotel, a 650-seat public school, retail space and nearly three acres of open space. The recommendation, subject to conditions, comes nearly a month after a hearing was held Dec. 13 where two dozen area residents offered testimony, with the…
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