Tag: council-member-vickie-paladino

Whitestone’s brand new drainage system spanning 120 blocks is finally complete days before hurricane season

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May. 29, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan After almost a decade in the making and a $128 million investment from the city, a complete overhaul of Whitestone’s sewer system is finally complete.  The area’s elected officials, city agency heads and the workers who made it all happen, gathered on a quiet residential street Tuesday afternoon to…
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Council Member Paladino honors NYC heroes at Third Annual Superheroes Day Breakfast


May. 14, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Council Member Vickie Paladino hosted the Third Annual National Superheroes Day Breakfast on Apr. 28, honoring over 70 New York City law enforcement officers, EMTs, firefighters and members of the Transit K9 Unit. During the breakfast, held at Paladino’s Whitestone office, located at 2015 Francis Lewis Blvd., Paladino presented…
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Queens electeds offer contrasting viewpoints on pro-Palestinian encampment at Columbia


Apr. 25, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan As Pro-Palestinian encampments emerged at over a dozen college campuses across the country following in the footsteps of Columbia University, local elected officials pushed out statements in response. The “Gaza Solidarity Encampment,” built on the campus’s south lawn, drew strong voices of support, as well as objection, from Queens…
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CM Paladino bringing free mammogram bus to Whitestone for breast cancer screenings


Feb. 21, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens Councilwoman Vickie Paladino is leading an initiative to offer free mammogram screenings for breast cancer this March, ensuring access to this crucial health service. Paladino, who represents Whitestone, College Point, Bayside, Little Neck, Douglaston and parts of North Flushing, is offering the free service to her constituents on…
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Elderly pedestrian killed by dump truck steps from his home


Oct. 6, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan An elderly man was struck and killed by a dump truck while crossing the street just steps away from his home in College Point on Thursday morning.  Police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian-involved motor vehicle collision shortly after 7 a.m. on Oct. 5. Officers found the…
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Grubhub presents $5K donation to College Point restaurant that was vandalized in March

Jun. 14, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queens Councilwoman Vickie Paladino and Grubhub Head of Community Affairs Brett Swanson gathered at Fish Village in College Point on June 13 to announce a $5,000 donation to the restaurant. The donation is an effort to help cover the repair costs after vandals ransacked the restaurant last March. “I’m…
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‘Better than ever’: Community leaders celebrate completion of Bowne Park renovations

May. 4, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queens Community members and leaders on May 4 gathered at John Bowne Park to celebrate the completion of renovations that had been approximately seven years in the works. Among the notable Queens leaders on hand were NYC Parks Queens Borough Commissioner Jackie Langsam, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Councilwoman…
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