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Queens African dance groups celebrate Black History Month with performances at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

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Feb. 14, 2024 By Rachel Butler Two Queens based African dance groups are performing at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) on Feb 23. And Feb 24. in celebration of Black History Month. Kofago Dance Ensemble will perform West African dancing on Friday Feb 23., followed by FANIKE! African Dance Troupe on Feb. 24 at JCAL located at 161-04 on Jamaica Avenue. Kevin McEwen, founder and artistic director of Kofago Dance Ensemble learned his dancing techniques from his travels in Senegal, Mali and Guinea. He has also expanded and learnt Afro Cuban, Afro Jazz and Haitian Folkloric in…
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St. John’s basketball team, which is having a strong season, holds meet-and-greet in Fresh Meadows

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Feb. 14, 2024 By Jerry Kohn The St. John’s men’s basketball team took their game to Applebee’s in Fresh Meadows last week for a meet and greet with their fans and the community. The team, based in Jamaica, Queens, often reaches out to residents in surrounding Queens neighborhoods to get involved in charitable events, outreach activities, community get-togethers and fundraisers. Last week’s event comes at a time when the St John’s Redstorm basketball team is the talk of New York City. Led by center Joel Soriano (a native of Yonkers, NY) and 10 new transfers from around the country, the…
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Queens Borough Hall ushers in Year of the Dragon during Lunar New Year celebration

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Feb. 14, 2024 By Athena Dawson Saturday, Feb. 10 marked the start of the Lunar New Year-also known as Chinese New Year-for billions of celebrants in New York and across the globe. 2024 ushered in the year of the dragon, one of the most auspicious signs of the Chinese zodiac. On Monday Feb. 11, the Queens Borough president’s office hosted their second annual Lunar New Year Celebration at borough hall. Hundreds of people wearing red-to symbolize prosperity-showed up to enjoy an assortment of food including steamed buns, pan fried dumplings, japchae (Korean glass noodles), and various other delicacies. The Lunar…
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Empowering Queens: Small Business Pop-up Resource Network unites community for growth

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Feb. 13, 2024 By Tracey Khan In an inspiring collaboration, four influential organizations — Pop Up Connexion, Eagles Academy, Jamaica Community Partnership, and Rising Ground Inc. have partnered to launch the inaugural Small Business Pop-up Resource Network event. Led by dynamic Black women, these organizations have a proven track record of positively impacting the residents […]

NYPD 102nd Precinct battles concerning uptick in violent robberies

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Feb. 13, 2024 By Anthony Medina A concerning spike in robberies in the NYPD 102nd Precinct, serving Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, and Ozone Park, has officers taking decisive action to rid violent offenders from city streets.  Deputy Inspector Jeremy Kivlin, commanding officer of the 102nd precinct, addressed the jump in robberies at the precinct’s…
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Queens gets its own Monopoly: Call for locals to shape the board

Feb. 13, 2024 By admin Feb. 13, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain Roll the dice, Queens! Entertainment giant Top Trumps USA will launch a Queens edition of board game classic Monopoly this fall and is seeking the input of Queens residents and businesses to capture the true essence of the borough. Top Trumps has collaborated… Read more »

Council Member Schulman defends vote on controversial How Many Stops Act

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Feb. 12, 2024 By Anthony Medina Council Member Lynn Schulman came under fire at a NYPD community council meeting in Richmond Hill Tuesday night for her vote in favor of the How Many Stops Act, which requires police officers to document low-level investigative encounters with the public. Several community members and residents accused Schulman at…
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