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Council Member Julie Won holds town hall on Long Island City Neighborhood Plan

Apr. 18, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Over 135 Long Island City residents attended a town hall hosted by Council Member Julie Won on Monday evening to share recommendations about the Long Island City Neighborhood Plan, “One LIC,” which aims to attract investment to the neighborhood.  The town hall, the second to take place… Read more »

Residents pack town hall hosted by Sen. Ramos to debate proposed casino development and alternative plan

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Feb. 9, 2024 By Athena Dawson Hundreds of people gathered at the New York Hall of Science for a town hall hosted by state Sen. Jessica Ramos Wednesday evening to provide encouragement—or disapproval—of the proposed casino plan by Citi Field or the alternative Phoenix Meadows proposal. A huge line wrapped around the building as residents waited in anticipation to get inside. Part of the massive crowd were required to go into a standby auditorium to watch a live stream of the town hall via Facebook. The meeting, the third to be held by Ramos, was significant, since she said she…
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Schools chancellor hears concerns about admissions and class sizes at Bayside town hall

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Jan. 11, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Overcrowding at schools in eastern Queens, and a competitive process of securing a seat at some of the most desired ones, were among the concerns expressed to NYC Schools Chancellor David C. Banks at a town hall meeting in Bayside on Monday night. The chancellor and several of his deputies in attendance took turns answering questions submitted in advance by parents in school district 26, which encompasses Bayside, Oakland Gardens and Douglaston,  As one of the city’s most highly-rated school districts, it is home to several top performing schools. But some say that the…
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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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QueensLink hosts Ozone Park town hall to discuss plans for old Rockaway Beach line

Mar. 23, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed About 50 community members attended the QueensLink town hall in Ozone Park on March 16 to discuss plans for the dormant 3.5 miles Rockaway Beach train line that would bring accessible transportation to transit desert communities.  Volunteers of QueensLink heard community feedback on how to best meet residents’ needs…
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