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Council Member Joann Ariola secures $31 Million for Queens District 32 in NYC budget

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Jul. 10, 2024 By Anthony Medina Queens City Council Member Joann Ariola, representing City Council District 32 residents, has secured $31 million in funding as part of the recently approved New York City Council budget for fiscal year 2025.  The councilwoman steered millions of dollars to help maintain vital services and organizations this year in…
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Queens College and NYC Parks launch borough-wide cultural partnership

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Jul. 8, 2024 By Czarinna Andres A transformative borough-wide partnership between Queens College and NYC Parks was launched at Archie Spigner Park, in Jamaica on Thursday, June 27. The initiative aims to promote cultural vibrancy through a series of free performances and interactive workshops focused on music, dance, and the visual arts. The inaugural event…
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Autism-friendly American Softball League closes 13th season with celebration and awards

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Jul. 3, 2024 By Anthony Medina The American Softball League, which provides individuals with autism and developmental disabilities a chance to play the classic bat-and-ball game, celebrated the end of its 13th season last weekend. Players, family and friends of the American Softball League on Saturday, June 29, packed Vito Locascio Field at the intersection…
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City leaders reverse library cuts, Queens Public Library service fully restored

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Jul. 2, 2024 By Athena Dawson The three library systems across New York City—including the Queens Public Library—will be fully funded following a deal that Mayor Eric Adams and the City Council reached while negotiating the 2025 budget. Under the deal, library branches in Queens and across the city will not have to cut service…
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