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Rep. Meeks assures Cambria Heights: Vacant Rite Aid will not become a shelter

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May. 1, 2024 By Athena Dawson U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-5) addressed residents’ concerns during a Queens Community Board 13 virtual meeting on Thursday, Apr. 29. He assured the Cambria Heights community that the vacant Rite Aid at 222-14 Linden Blvd. would not be converted into a shelter. This announcement comes after weeks of active…
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Bethpage Federal Credit Union opens second Queens branch in Ozone Park

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Mar. 19, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Following a soft opening on Feb. 5, Bethpage Federal Credit Union held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony with community members, elected officials and their representatives for its Ozone Park location at 102-32 Atlantic Ave. on Mar. 15.  The Ozone Park branch is Bethpage’s second location in Queens – the nonprofit credit union opened a branch in Sunnyside last year. Linda Armyn, president and CEO of Bethpage, the largest credit union in the Northeast region, told QNS that Queens had been part of their expansion plans for many years.  “Pre-pandemic, it was impossible to…
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Congressman Meeks presents $150K in federal funding to Richmond Hill’s Chhaya Development Corporation

Mar. 20, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Congressman Gregory Meeks on Wednesday, March 15, met with local small business owners, community leaders and staff at Chhaya Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) Richmond Hill office, where he presented a $150,000 check to support the expansion of Chhaya’s small business program.  The congressman’s remarks focused on the indispensable role…
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DA Katz lands endorsements from pair of Queens Congress members in re-election bid

Mar. 10, 2023 By Bill Parry A week after Queens Borough President Donovan Richards endorsed the re-election campaign of Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, two longtime members of Congress have followed suit. Congresswoman Grace Meng and Congressman Gregory Meeks threw their support behind Katz who is facing a challenge in June’s Democratic primary. “Melinda Katz…
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Congressman Meeks presents $2.1 million in federal funding to York College

Feb. 15, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Congressman Gregory Meeks on Tuesday, Feb. 14, presented a check for $2.1 million in federal funding for academic programs at York College in Jamaica.   “The funding approved for the projects provides the geology, environmental science and pharmaceutical science workforce training programs with the resources they need to have students… Read more »

Congressman Meeks presents $4.3 million in federal funding to Jamaica Hospital

Feb. 14, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Congressman Gregory Meeks on Tuesday, Feb. 14, presented a check for $4.3 million in federal funding to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center (JHMC) to obtain state-of-the-art medical equipment to enhance its surgical services to continue serving patients in the community.  Meeks was joined by the hospital’s surgical team and Bruce… Read more »