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Homeowners and renters can learn about available tax exemptions at upcoming info sessions

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Jan. 12, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan With tax season here, state Sen. John Liu is hosting information sessions in partnership with the NYC Department of Finance (DOF) to help residents apply for rent and property tax relief.  New York homeowners, for instance, who meet certain criteria can save hundreds to thousands of dollars on their annual property taxes this year. Homeowners are advised, depending on their situation, to challenge the assessed value of their property, with a lower value reducing their tax bill.  Depending on their home classification, they have until March 1 or March 15 to appeal their assessed…
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Thousands of toys distributed to military families in Fort Totten in Bayside

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Dec. 21, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Thousands of toys were donated to military families residing in Fort Totten in Bayside during a holiday season where the majority of soldiers at the base have been deployed.  The toys were collected through State Sen. John Liu’s office, Operation Child Rescue, and various Champions Martial Arts Schools across…
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Hochul vetoes bill to study expansion of eastern Queens greenway into Nassau

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Nov. 28, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Earlier this month, Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill that would have authorized a transportation study to examine the plausibility of expanding the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway greenway from eastern Queens to Nassau County.  Senate Bill S3011, sponsored by state Sen. John Liu, who represents eastern Queens from Bayside to Flushing, passed with unanimous support during a floor vote on June 1. But on Nov. 17, the governor vetoed it alongside other bills that proposed studies conducted by state agencies due to a lack of appropriated funding.   The historic Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, also known as…
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Borough leaders show support at annual benefit for historic Queens County Farm Museum

Jul. 14, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The Queens County Farm Museum hosted its annual benefit dinner meant to support the organization Thursday evening. Guests at the event enjoyed a cocktail hour with live music and hayrides before sitting for a dinner prepared with select foods grown at the farm. Among some of the notable individuals…
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Bayside student helps to secure $73.5K in technology funding for his school

Jun. 29, 2023 By Ethan Marshall New York State Sen. John Liu announced on June 26 that $73,500 has been secured for technology funding at P.S. 376Q. He credits one of the school’s students, Maxwell Rosenfeld, who has spent multiple years lobbying to secure funding. “Technology helps us learn better and will prepare us for the…
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Queens lawmakers celebrate passage of SNAP EBT skimming legislation

Jun. 14, 2023 By Ethan Marshall State Senator John Liu and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic on June 13 announced at the Food Emporium in Fresh Meadows the passage of their legislation that would require local businesses to post-consumer warnings of potential skimming of SNAP EBT cards. They were joined in their announcement by community organizations, the…
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Annual Memorial Day ceremony held at Korean War memorial in Kissena Park

May. 30, 2023 By Julia Moro On Friday, May 26, the second annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Kissena Park brought live music, local dignitaries, veterans groups, a presentation of the Colors by members of the Francis Lewis High School JROTC, a flower-laying ceremony and more to the Flushing community. Those in attendance included Councilwoman Sandra…
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Northeast Queens elected officials honor outgoing District 26 PTA Presidents’ Council leader

May. 23, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Several northeast Queens elected officials came together on May 19 to celebrate District 26 PTA Presidents’ Council President Cathy Grodsky as she prepared to leave her post. Among those who came together to honor Grodsky were former Councilman Barry Grodenchik, Assembly members Nily Rozic, David Weprin and Ed Braunstein,…
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