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Richmond Hill High School partners with New York Sun Works to launch Hydroponics Lab, cultivating sustainability education

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Apr. 6, 2024 By Anthony Medina Richmond Hill High School has taken the next step in helping students understand the value of sustainability with a newly installed Hydroponics Lab, where the possibilities of growing more plant life without using soil are explored. New York Sun Works, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching the science behind…
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‘Welcome to Little Guyana’ sign installed by MTA at Lefferts Boulevard A Train Station in Richmond Hill

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Mar. 22, 2024 By Anthony Medina The sounds of Tassa drumming greeted dozens of residents at the Lefferts Boulevard A Train Subway Station in Richmond Hill, where the Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled its much anticipated ‘Welcome to Little Guyana’ sign, on Friday, Mar. 22. The Richmond Hill neighborhood, best known and often referred to by locals as Little Guyana, is a bustling enclave rich in Indo-Caribbean culture, heritage, and family life. Recognition from the MTA with the official signage is meant to signify the growth of the Guyanese community. Around the same time in 2021, the corner of Liberty Avenue…
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Addabbo calls on DOT and MTA to address quality-of-life issues pertaining to train trestle in Richmond Hill

Senator Addabbo views one of the new No Trespassing signs at the Babbage and Bessemer trestle to prohibit illegal parking in the bays.

Mar. 14, 2024 By Anthony Medina State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. is bringing the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) together to help tackle quality-of-life issues in his district—such as filthy street conditions and loitering—near a train trestle in Richmond Hill. Residents living in the vicinity of the Richmond…
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School officials travel to Richmond Hill High school to tout CUNY college credit program


Mar. 14, 2024 By Athena Dawson Leaders of CUNY and NYC public schools visited Richmond Hill High School on March 11 to promote the success of a CUNY-backed college career readiness program. CUNY Chancellor Felix V. Matos Rodriguez and NYC Public Schools Chancellor David C. Banks turned out to promote the FutureReadyNYC program, a public-school initiative…
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Queens Borough President announces $3 million for upgrades to Phil ‘Scooter’ Rizzuto Park in Richmond Hill

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Mar. 6, 2024 By Anthony Medina Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced last week that he has allocated $3 million to upgrade the dilapidated basketball and handball courts at Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto Park in South Richmond Hill. Richards joined Richmond Hill residents and community leaders at the park on Friday, March 1, to make the announcement, which comes after years of advocacy from the neighborhood group Friends of Phil Rizzuto “Smokey” Park. “Investing in our parks is much more than just about surfaces,” Richards said. “It’s about giving our families positive and productive places to enjoy, to bond to grow,…
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‘Something needs to be done’: Queens legislators call on DOT to enhance traffic safety conditions in Richmond Hill

Aug. 14, 2023 By Anthony Medina Drivers who frequent Park Lane South in Richmond Hill may have to consider thinking twice before using residential streets to bypass everyday traffic congestion.  In a joint letter sent to the New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez on Tuesday, Aug. 8, Queens Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, Senator…
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Pakistani American community celebrates street sign unveiling of ‘Allama Iqbal Avenue’ in Richmond Hill

Aug. 8, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Local elected officials joined the Pakistani American community on Sunday, Aug. 6, to co-name the corner of 109th Street and 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill as ‘Allama Iqbal Avenue,’ recognizing Pakistan’s rich cultural heritage and one of the most significant leaders of their country.  The American Pakistani Advocacy Group…
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Queens lawmaker bringing rain barrel giveaway to Richmond Hill in August

Jul. 27, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed State Sen. Joseph Addabbo is partnering with the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Richmond Hill/South Ozone Park Lions Club and Key Food to host a free rain barrel giveaway on Sunday, Aug. 6.  The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lefferts Boulevard/Linden…
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