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Rajkumar hosts public safety town hall in Woodhaven with NYPD leadership, Commissioner Caban
Rajkumar hosts public safety town hall in Woodhaven with NYPD leadership, Commissioner Caban

Sep. 21, 2023 By Anthony Medina

A public safety town hall hosted by Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar brought NYPD Police Commissioner Edward Caban, NYPD leadership and commanding officers from neighboring precincts to Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Invited guests and members of the public entered the Woodhaven Manor, located at 96-01 Jamaica Ave., beginning at around 5 p.m., for a chance to speak with the NYPD on a variety of public safety-related topics, including the presence of illegal smoke shops and reckless motorbike riders.

Rajkumar welcomed Caban and other members of the NYPD in attendance, including NYPD Assistant Commissioner Kaz Daughtry, Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey, Inspector William Glynn, in place of Chief of Patrol John Chell and NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Tania Kinsella.

Five Queens Village residents charged after search warrant turns up drugs, weapons near 10-year-old boy’s bedroom: DA

Five people were arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on drugs and weapons charges late Wednesday night, hours after the NYPD executed a search warrant at their Queens Village home and seized four firearms — including an assault rifle — and more than 4 kilograms of fentanyl-laced cocaine and heroin with a street value of more than $200,000, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. The weapons and drugs were discovered just steps away from a 10-year-old boy’s bedroom.

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Cambria Heights Library gets $2.8 million for crucial resilience upgrades

Sep. 20, 2023 By Bill Parry

As Climate Week NYC got underway, Councilwoman Nantasha Williams presented a check for $2.8 million in funding to Queens Public Library to support vital resilience upgrades at the Cambria Heights Library on Monday, Sept. 19. The resilience upgrades are designed to enhance the library’s ability to withstand and recover from adverse events and to ensure that it remains a valuable hub for education, information and community engagement.

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