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American Softball League kickstarts season with an outpouring of support in Ozone Park

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Apr. 9, 2024 By Anthony Medina The American Softball League, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving individuals with developmental disabilities a chance to live their lives to the fullest, welcomed dozens of families and caretakers on its opening day at Vito Locascio Field, in Ozone Park, on Saturday, April 8. Organizers at the opening day…
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CM Ariola washes out graffiti in her district, continues the cycle of cleaning in South Queens

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Mar. 9, 2024 By Anthony Medina Council Member Joann Ariola is staying true to her promise in keeping her district clean. With the help of the New York City Department of Sanitation, another series of illegal graffiti clean-ups this took place this week. Ariola, who represents District 32 in the city council, spearheaded a graffiti clean-up effort with DSNY on Monday, March 4, that removed unwanted graffiti from six businesses along Atlantic Avenue in Ozone Park. The council member says the importance of keeping areas in her district clear of unwanted graffiti helps give residents a sense of pride to…
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Council Member Schulman defends vote on controversial How Many Stops Act

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Feb. 12, 2024 By Anthony Medina Council Member Lynn Schulman came under fire at a NYPD community council meeting in Richmond Hill Tuesday night for her vote in favor of the How Many Stops Act, which requires police officers to document low-level investigative encounters with the public. Several community members and residents accused Schulman at…
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Community Board 9 gifts over 400 toys in Ozone Park

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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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