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NYC DOT is set to launch e-scooter program in eastern Queens this summer
NYC DOT is set to launch e-scooter program in eastern Queens this summer

May. 18, 2024 By Athena Dawson

E-scooters will soon be another part of the daily commute for Queens residents, as first reported by amNY.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced the launch of an e-scooter sharing program coming to eastern Queens this summer.

The program is based on the successful launch of a similar program in the East Bronx. It will cover eastern Queens, from the northeastern parts, including Flushing, to the southeastern parts, including Springfield Gardens and Rochdale Village

QBP Richards, advocates rally to demand Mayor Adams restore funding to City’s libraries

May. 17, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann

A rally was held at the Queens Public Library at Forest Hills on May 16, during which Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott, union reps and library advocates called on Mayor Eric Adams to reverse the proposed $58.3 million budget cuts to the New York Public Library (NYPL), the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), and the Queens Public Library (QBL) for Fiscal Year 2025, which begins on July 1, 2024.

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Queens elected officials secure $70 million from New York State Budget for school safety equipment in religious and independent schools

May. 17, 2024 By Anthony Medina

Religious and independent schools throughout the city will soon receive additional funding for school safety equipment, thanks to Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and State Senator Michael Gianaris, who, after extensive advocacy efforts, successfully secured $70 million from the New York State Budget for 2024-25 for Non-Public School Safety Equipment (NPSE) grants.

Senior man sought in early morning burglary at Flushing Korean BBQ: NYPD

Police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing are looking for an older-than-usual burglar who broke into a commercial establishment in Murray Hill late last month.

The intruder entered Jeong Yook Korean BBQ at 152-12 Northern Blvd. by accessing the roof just after 5 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 25. Once inside, the crook allegedly took $80 in cash from the register and fled the location on foot through a side door, heading eastbound along Northern Boulevard toward 154th Street.

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