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AM Rajkumar proposes new bill to shutter illegal smoke shops across the city and state


Jan. 4, 2024 By Anthony Medina A new bill sponsored by Queens Assembly Member Jenifer Rajkumar aims to shut down smoke shops that are illegally selling cannabis in New York City. Rajkumar’s bill, called the SMOKEOUT Act (A8428), was introduced in Albany last week, and would grant local municipalities the power to close smoke shops caught illegally selling cannabis. Currently, the industry is primarily policed on a state level and enforcement has been limited. The bill aims to address the public’s concern about the proliferation of illegal smoke shops, which have emerged since cannabis use was legalized in 2021. “My…
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Community Board 9 gifts over 400 toys in Ozone Park

Community Board 9

Dec. 20, 2023 By Anthony Medina Reliant on nothing but the kindness and generosity of Queens residents, Community Board 9 accomplished its goal of distributing hundreds of toys to families in Ozone Park on Saturday, Dec 16. Inside Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School, located at 93-11 101st Ave., Community Board 9 worked together with the Queens…
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Neir’s Tavern celebrates 194 years of bringing neighbors together in Woodhaven


Oct. 9, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann The rain didn’t damper the spirits of patrons celebrating legendary Neir’s Tavern’s 194th birthday with a block party featuring Deejay Khalil, Jazz music by the Kelly Green Trio, raffles, a Steeplechase course and food on Oct. 7 in Woodhaven. This year’s milestone was dedicated to the life and legacy…
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South Queens assemblywoman honors local leaders during Women’s History Month celebration

Mar. 29, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed In celebration of Women’s History Month, south Queens Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar and Mayor Eric Adams honored 11 women leaders during a “Toast to the Great Women of Queens” awards ceremony on Friday, March 24. The event was held at Rajkumar’s district office, located at 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd., where attendees received…
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Queens community members celebrate street sign unveiling of ‘Little Bangladesh Way’ in Ozone Park

Mar. 13, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Queens elected officials, community leaders and residents in Ozone Park gathered for a street co-naming ceremony on Friday, March 10, recognizing the corner of Drew Street and 101st Avenue as “Little Bangladesh Way,” in honor of the vibrant Bangladeshi community in the borough.  Councilwoman Joann Ariola authored the City…
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