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‘We’re just getting started’: Queens BP Richards highlights administration’s investments and initiatives during 2023 State of the Borough address

Apr. 28, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queens Borough President Donovan Richards delivered his 2023 State of the Borough address Friday, April 28, at the Claire Shulman Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, during which he highlighted the borough’s accomplishments over the last year while also providing details into what he would like to see done…
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Borough president tours Queens Botanical Garden, announces report to highlight borough’s sustainability issues

Apr. 17, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed To celebrate the start of Earth Week, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. joined Queens Botanical Garden Executive Director Evie Hantzopoulos on Monday, April 17, for a tour of the facility’s innovative green roof and its farm and composting site, among its other ongoing sustainability efforts.  “We’ve been doing…
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Queens borough president announces 2023 class of community board appointees

Apr. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry

On April 5, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced his 2023 class of community board appointees — a dynamic and diverse group of civic-minded individuals who will serve on their respective Queens community boards for the next two years.

Curbside composting resumes in Queens following winter pause, citywide rollout to follow

Mar. 27, 2023 By Bill Parry The city’s Curbside Composting program resumed across Queens on March 27, following a winter hiatus after the initiative launched as a three-month-long pilot in the borough last fall. During that period, the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) diverted 12.7 million pounds of food scraps, leaves, and yard waste from landfills….
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MTA opens new customer service center at Main Street-Flushing transit hub

Mar. 7, 2023 By Bill Parry The MTA has opened a customer service center at the Flushing-Main Street 7 train station, one of the busiest in the city’s transit system. Station agents working at the repurposed station booth will be able to assist subway riders with the switch to OMNY and assist commuters with customer…
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Queens borough president leads Black History Month celebration at Helen Marshall Cultural Center

Feb. 20, 2023 By Maggie Wong After two years of observing Black History Month virtually, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards joined The African American Heritage Committee for its annual celebration at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 16. Residents from across the borough came together and enjoyed musical and dance performances, a tribute…
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