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The city wants to fund your community improvement ideas with ‘The People’s Money’


Oct. 12, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan A participatory budgeting process to allow New Yorkers to decide how to spend part of the city’s budget, a fairly novel initiative coined the “The People’s Money,” is now open for idea submissions.  Phase 1 of the new cycle kicked off on Oct. 10 and will last until Nov. 19. During this idea generation period, all New Yorkers over the age of 11, and regardless of immigration status, can submit ideas for projects that address the needs of their community.  Projects must involve an expense, such as an after-school program or mental health initiative…
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Queens lawmaker secures $1.8 million for renovations at Forest Park’s ‘Barking Lot’

Aug. 21, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Queens Councilwoman Lynn Schulman joined community activists, residents and their furry companions on Sunday, Aug. 20, to announce $1.8 million dedicated to the renovation and improvement of Forest Park’s beloved dog run, known as the “Barking Lot.” Joining Schulman for the announcement was city Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue, Barking…
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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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Four CUNY colleges receive $5.5 million in funding from Queens borough president’s office

March 14, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The leaders of four City University of New York (CUNY) colleges in Queens were presented with a $5.5 million check for funding on Tuesday, March 14. The presentation was made by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, whose office allocated the funds to LaGuardia Community College, Queens College, Queensborough Community… Read more »

York College receives more than $1 million in funding for environmental research in southeast Queens

Mar. 10, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed York College has received more than $1 million in funding from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to examine the environmental and health effects of climate change in southeast Queens.  The $1,344,622 grant awarded to York College is provided as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Cumulative Health Impacts at…
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Jamaica Hospital awarded $150 million in state funding for emergency department expansion project

Mar. 1, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Jamaica Hospital has received $150 million in state funding from Governor Kathy Hochul to support the expansion and modernization of its emergency department to improve patient care in the community. On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Hochul announced $200 million in state funding to expand emergency departments at Jamaica Hospital and Rochester…
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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 »