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Dozens gather at Jackson Heights rally calling on Ramos to support Metropolitan Park

May 14, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Dozens of local residents, community leaders and small business owners gathered at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Monday afternoon for a rally calling on State Sen. Jessica Ramos to endorse the $8 billion Metropolitan Park proposal. The proposal would transform 50 acres of parking lot adjacent to… Read more »

Community divided over migrant shelter at Maspeth synagogue

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Mar. 20, 2024 By Anthony Medina A dueling rally was held in Maspeth Saturday outside a synagogue turned migrant shelter where about 50 opponents and 20 supporters stood their ground on opposite sides of Grand Avenue. The Maspeth Jewish Center, located at 66-64 Grand Ave., which began operating as a 15-bed temporary housing facility for migrant men earlier this month, sparked controversy among some residents both in-person and through social media. Demonstrators at Saturday’s protest made their voices heard through chants and signage that clearly stated their stance on the migrant shelter and the crisis as a whole. Protesters against…
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AAPI groups rally at Queens Borough Hall, call for ‘fair, inclusive and equitable budget’ to uplift needs of the growing community

May. 11, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Members of several diverse AAPI groups rallied outside of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on Wednesday, May 10, calling on the City Council to adopt a “fair, inclusive and equitable budget” that uplifts the needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) New Yorkers. The groups are part…
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‘This is an abuse of power:’ Tenants rally to support South Jamaica resident facing eviction after allegedly rejecting landlord’s sexual advances

Feb. 16, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Before she entered the Queens Civil Court on Thursday morning, Feb. 16, to face her first court case filed by her landlord, who is allegedly trying to evict her from her home after rejecting his sexual advances, South Jamaica resident Carlene Hosang rallied with tenants calling on state lawmakers… Read more »