May. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz on May 5 announced the takedown of three illegal cannabis dispensaries and the arrest of five individuals from across the borough and Long Island for their roles in allegedly operating the illegal marijuana shops. The operation seized two mobile cannabis dispensaries operated out of… Read More
May. 5, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed This month, The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit is embarking on a new tour in Queens with a bilingual musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors” that will include English and Spanish music inspired by styles across Latin America. In partnership with New York City’s Department of Parks &… Read More
A city program designed to assist small business owners in navigating the bureaucratic hurdles of running shop in Gotham has helped over 2,200 small businesses across the city avoid roughly $22 million in fines and violations since Mayor Eric Adams took office, amNewYork Metro has learned.
May. 4, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Members of the Senate Queens Delegation were successful in playing a pivotal role in removing Gov. Kathy Hochul’s controversial statewide Housing Compact from the final state budget that would have had a significantly negative impact on the Queens community. In January, Hochul introduced the housing proposal that would have made sweeping… Read More
NYC Parks announced Tuesday, May 2, it has been awarded a $629,000 federal grant to establish a paid internship and training program that will help economically disadvantaged and minority high school and college students participate in coastal habitat restoration along Jamaica Bay.
Queens entrepreneurs and small business owners are encouraged to attend a unique networking event at Greater Nexus in Jamaica on May 16 to learn about innovative options for small business funding and growth.
May. 2, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Almost 300 resident physicians employed by the MediSys Health Network at Jamaica and Flushing Hospital could go on strike later this month if management refuses to agree to their urgent demands which include a living wage, adequate benefits, and patient care. The physicians are represented by the Committee of… Read More
May. 2, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Healthfirst, one of New York’s largest not-for-profit health insurance companies, celebrated the opening of its new office in Jamaica on April 28 with community leaders, performances, and a photo exhibit by Nat Valentine of the Cultural Collaborative Jamaica. Located at 161-21 Jamaica Ave., in the heart of a bustling… Read More