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

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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)…
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Third-prize-winning Powerball tickets sold in Glendale and Flushing

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Mar. 26, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The New York Lottery announced on Tuesday that two Queens businesses each sold a third-prize-winning ticket for the Powerball drawing on Monday, Mar. 25. JM Deli and Grocery Corp. at 73-01 88th St. in Glendale and Kai Smart Family Store Inc. at 199-11 32nd Ave. in Flushing both sold…
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Queens DA, elected officials highlight recent scams targeting older adults, add advice on self-protection

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Mar. 18, 2024 By Bill Parry Two days after Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced she had brought charges against a Flushing man for scamming more than $600,000 from seniors across the country, her office hosted a presentation at the Ridgewood Older Adult Center on Mar. 12 to coach participants on how they can avoid being victims of similar schemes. “Education is key to preventing fraudulent activity, particularly among the senior population,” Katz said. “To this end, my office has been actively engaging with senior centers across the borough, providing insights on the warning signs of common scams.” Fei Liang,…
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Queens Borough President’s office announces $30 million investment in borough schools

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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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Queens neighborhoods to lead NYC real estate resurgence in 2024: Report

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Jan. 10, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens is poised to be the epicenter of New York City’s real estate resurgence in 2024, according to a report by the real estate firm Street Easy. The report, titled 10 NYC Neighborhoods to Watch in 2024, said that trendy sub-neighborhoods within Queens will be stealing much of the spotlight, noting that in 2023 many renters and potential buyers flocked to the borough in search of more affordable housing options. While Queens is expected to shine, the report also indicates that Manhattan may regain popularity among renters this year as rental prices begin to…
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DOT shares updates on bikes, e-scooters and car share at Queens meeting

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Dec. 14, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Alternative transportation options in the form of shared mobility will continue to expand for Queens residents, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT).  At this month’s borough board meeting on Monday, Dec. 4, the heads of 14 community boards, along with Borough President Donovan Richards, heard from the DOT about the upcoming rollout of its e-scooter program, Citi Bikes and the ongoing car share program. E-Scooters Rollout In the spring of 2024, eastern Queens will be getting e-scooters after a successful pilot program that was launched in the east Bronx in 2021 and has seen…
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