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Queens Borough President announces 2024 Community Board appointees


Apr. 4, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. announced his 2024 class of community board appointees on Thursday, Apr. 4. Out of 848 applicants, 355 public servants have been chosen to serve across the borough’s 14 community boards for the next two years, marking the largest influx of new members during…
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QBP Richards receives 843 applications for community boards in 2024


Mar. 11, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The office of Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced Monday that it has received a total of 843 applications for positions on one of the borough’s 14 community boards this spring. Of the 843 applications, 592 were from people who are not already part of the community board. Since…
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Borough President grants $3 million to JHMC for cancer treatment device, as the hospital gears up to open its new cancer center


Mar. 4, 2024 By Athena Dawson On Thursday, Feb. 29, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards held a press conference to announce a $3 million grant his office has provided for a state-of-the art cancer treatment device that will be part of a new cancer center that is opening at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in April….
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Queens Borough President to host second annual tech and job fair Saturday


Jan. 24, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens Borough President Donovan Richards is set to host the second annual Queens Tech and Job Fair, reinforcing his commitment to diversifying the tech industry and connecting communities of color to this growing sector. The fair will be held this Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m….
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Queens Borough President’s office announces $30 million investment in borough schools


Jan. 23, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Queens Borough President Donovan Richards was at August Martin High School (AMHS) in South Jamaica Monday to announce that his office has allocated close to $30.5 million in capital funding for borough schools in fiscal year 2024. Surrounded by AMHS leadership, students, representatives from the New York City School…
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Weigh in on $70 Million investment in Downtown Jamaica, Open house scheduled Monday


Jan. 5, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., in collaboration with the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and other stakeholders, is hosting an open house in Jamaica Monday to provide the community with an opportunity to help shape the plans for a $70 million investment in downtown Jamaica. The open house,…
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2024 Queens community board applications open

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Jan. 4, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced his office is now accepting applications for the 14 Queens community boards in 2024. Qualified and civic-minded individuals have until Feb. 16 to apply. The deadline also applies for existing community board members who wish to continue to serve should their two-year term…
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Queens Boulevard in Woodside to undergo $23.75 million revamp

Dec. 22, 2023 By Anthony Medina Queens Boulevard in Woodside is about to undergo a $23.75 million overhaul thanks to a federal grant that Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday. The hefty grant will primarily go toward safety improvements along the boulevard from Roosevelt Avenue to 73rd Street. The project will include the construction of new… Read more »

AM Weprin calls for new strategy to combat antisemitism in schools after listening to Hillcrest students following ‘appalling’ rampage


Dec. 1, 2023 By Bill Parry Hours before Israel resumed retaliatory strikes against Hamas in the Gaza Strip after a seven-day cease fire came to an end on Dec. 1, Assemblymember David Weprin urged Department of Education Chancellor David Banks to implement a comprehensive plan of action to address the “appalling student behavior” after hundreds…
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