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Bethpage Federal Credit Union opens second Queens branch in Ozone Park

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Mar. 19, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Following a soft opening on Feb. 5, Bethpage Federal Credit Union held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony with community members, elected officials and their representatives for its Ozone Park location at 102-32 Atlantic Ave. on Mar. 15.  The Ozone Park branch is Bethpage’s second location in Queens – the nonprofit credit union opened a branch in Sunnyside last year. Linda Armyn, president and CEO of Bethpage, the largest credit union in the Northeast region, told QNS that Queens had been part of their expansion plans for many years.  “Pre-pandemic, it was impossible to…
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Assemblywoman Rajkumar clashes with community board member during meeting

Feb. 20, 2024 By Anthony Medina Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar firmly addressed a member of Community Board 9 last week at their monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, responding to critical comments regarding her alleged lack of presence in the district and her frequent appearances alongside Mayor Eric Adams. The community board member Victor Starsky, rebuked…
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Queens CB9 monthly meeting moved to Dec. 19.


Dec. 12, 2023 By Anthony Medina The last Queens Community Board 9 regular monthly meeting for 2023 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Dec. 19. at 7 p.m. The announcement was shared through CB9’s social media pages online Tuesday, Dec. 12. — the day the board meeting was initially set to take place. The meeting will…
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Leader of local youth soccer organization hopes to get more lighting added to Forest Park in Woodhaven


Dec. 12, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The head of a Queens youth soccer academy is attempting to get stadium lights installed at Victory Field in Forest Park, having collected approximately 400 signatures through an online petition over the span of about two weeks. Pablo Rubio, the executive director of Formativas Barcelona SC – NYC, said the…
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Queens Community Board 9 meeting highlights worries over ‘City of Yes’ initiative and cannabis dispensaries


Nov. 15, 2023 By Anthony Medina During the Community Board 9 monthly meeting at Queens Borough Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 14, growing concern about Mayor Eric Adams’ “City of Yes” initiative, proposed adult-use cannabis retail dispensaries and liquor license applications occupied a packed agenda. A presentation on the “City of Yes” initiative by Paul Graziano,…
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