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Southeast Queens councilwoman launches summer reading program

Aug. 10, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers kicked off an inaugural Summer Reading Initiative to encourage reading and improve literacy among young people in her southeast Queens district. Brooks-Powers has partnered with The Book Fairies, a nonprofit organization that sources and redistributes books to under-resourced communities on Long Island, New York City and internationally. The…
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DA Katz endorsed by eight Queens City Council members in re-election bid

May. 12, 2023 By Bill Parry Eight members of the Queens City Council delegation, including Speaker Adrienne Adams, endorsed Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz for re-election, her campaign announced on May 11. The elected leaders, from every corner of the borough, cited the DA’s efforts to engage communities, get guns off the streets, fight human…
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Removing abandoned vessels from Jamaica Bay will be expedited under legislation passed by City Council

Mar. 17, 2023 By Bill Parry The City Council voted unanimously to approve legislation sponsored by Councilwomen Joann Arola and Selvena Brooks-Powers to amend the city charter to create a marine debris disposal and vessel surrendering office. This will make it easier to clear the city’s shores of derelict boats often abandoned in the outer…
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