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CB11 tells MTA to ‘go back to drawing board’ with bus network redesign proposal


Apr. 4, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan With the MTA’s Queens Bus Network Redesign project in its final stages, Community Board 11 in Northeast Queens voted down a motion endorsing the proposal as it currently stands. At their meeting on Monday, Apr. 1, board members and local residents said their main problem is with the changes…
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Queens Borough President announces 2024 Community Board appointees


Apr. 4, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. announced his 2024 class of community board appointees on Thursday, Apr. 4. Out of 848 applicants, 355 public servants have been chosen to serve across the borough’s 14 community boards for the next two years, marking the largest influx of new members during…
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Amazin’ Mets Foundation issues $240,000 in grants to local little leagues


Apr. 4, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The Amazin’ Mets Foundation, led by philanthropist and Mets owner Alex Cohen, announced Wednesday it will be devoting a total of $240,000 of grants towards supporting various local little leagues in New York City and on Long Island. Each organization receiving the grants will have a special Amazin’ Mets…
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Join the NYC Big Spring Clean: A month-long initiative empowering New Yorkers to beautify their communities


Apr. 4, 2024 By Athena Dawson April is Earth Month and New Yorkers are taking to the streets to clean up their communities. The Sanitation Foundation, the official non-profit partner of New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), has launched their NYC Big Spring Clean event throughout the month of April. The foundation will connect…
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Local college student to host vegetable seed distribution event April 20


Apr. 3, 2024 By Athena Dawson A local college student is hosting a vegetable seed distribution event on Saturday, April 20 at the Springfield Park picnic area, located on 146-2 Springfield Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Linda Derry, 19, is a Springfield Gardens resident and self-proclaimed environmentalist. Her event, sponsored by Volunteers for…
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World’s largest Peace Torch relay set to occur in Jamaica Apr. 11

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Apr. 3, 2024 By Athena Dawson The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, is set to arrive in Jamaica next week. Hailed as the largest peace torch relay in history, the event will mark the commencement of its extensive four-month journey across North America. The Peace Run involves participants from various countries passing a flaming torch…
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Most expensive rental in Queens leased at $11,200 a month


Apr. 3, 2024 By Ethan Marshall A Little Neck mansion at 53-27 254th St. has become the most expensive rental in Queens, with a monthly lease of $11,200. This Mediterranean style single-family home is more than 9,184 total square feet. Originally built in 2004, this property was once owned by New York Mets legend and…
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Local nonprofit to host free tree giveaway event starting Apr. 13


Apr. 3, 2024 By Athena Dawson Starting Saturday, Apr. 13, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is launching a free tree giveaway as part of their Earth Month Initiative. Nature enthusiasts are invited to register for a chance to bring home their very own tree, at no cost. In collaboration with local elected officials and…
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