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Rep. Grace Meng delivers major funding boost to local preschool in Jamaica


Jun. 20, 2024 By Athena Dawson U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-6) presented a check for $850,000 in federal funding to a local preschool in Jamaica on Tuesday, June 18. Meng was joined by parents, local government leaders, teachers, school board members and students at Queens Centers for Progress’ Apple Preschool for an early morning celebration….
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National Grid Shares energy efficiency tips to help beat the Summertime heat 

Deeside supergrid

Jun. 19, 2024 By Anthony Medina A heat wave has swept over New York City neighborhoods ahead of the first day of summer, with residents limiting their outdoor activities and searching for cool places to rest.  National Grid, the electricity, natural gas, and energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people throughout New York…
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Series of workshops to help Seniors become tech-savvy starting June 21 in Jamaica


Jun. 19, 2024 By Athena Dawson With just a little help, any senior can become tech-savvy. This Friday, June 21, LinkNYC and the Queens Gigabit Center will team up to host the first of five “Senior Series” digital literacy workshops, to help seniors become skilled at using modern technology. The workshop begins at 11 a.m….
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Candidate Profile: Paul King for New York’s 5th Congressional district

paul king

Jun. 18, 2024 By Athena Dawson Belle Harbor resident Paul King is looking to win the Republican primary this month for New York’s 5th District congressional seat. The district includes the entire Rockaway Peninsula, the Queens neighborhoods of Broad Channel, Cambria Heights, Hollis, Howard Beach, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Laurelton, Queens Village, Richmond Hill, Rosedale, South…
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Asian voters in Queens take a right turn

Asian woman comes to voting booths in polling station office

Jun. 18, 2024 By Czarinna Andres The Asian community in Queens is becoming much more political and engaged with local issues than ever, political analysts say. The surge in anti-Asian violence, proposals to make it tougher for Asian students to get into specialized high schools, and the rising costs of property ownership are among the…
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Hollis Hills residents consider lawsuit against Con Ed for not informing them of asbestos remediation work on Union Turnpike


Jun. 17, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Residents of Hollis Hills are considering a class action lawsuit after discovering that asbestos remediation was being worked on along Union Turnpike, and they were not informed of it before it began.  The original project, which began in January 2023, was a reconstruction of the center median between Hollis…
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