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No-cost mammograms coming to Ozone Park

A mobile bus providing no-cost mammograms and clinical breast exams is coming to the neighborhood. Councilman Eric Ulrich is teaming up with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation to bring the bus to Ozone Park on Friday, March 6 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It has been more than a decade since Ulrich first brought the … Continue reading

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Comptroller to host Woodhaven stakeholders roundtable

Comptroller Scott Stringer is hosting a Woodhaven Roundtable tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Woodhaven Manor, located at 96-01 Jamaica Avenue. The event will be an opportunity for community members to voice their concerns and issues in the neighborhood. Community board members, local businesses and civic leaders have all been invited to the … Continue reading

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Free jazz concert at Neir’s Tavern this Saturday

In honor of Black History Month, the Newtown Historical Society is hosting a free jazz concert at Neir’s Tavern this Saturday, February 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will feature the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet. You can learn more about the quartet here. They’re expected to play original compositions, as well as classics … Continue reading

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Signups for W.O.R.K.S. Little League open this Friday

W.O.R.K.S. Little League has been a part of the communities of Richmond Hill and Woodhaven since 1958. In 2002, they merged with Ozone Wakefield Little League. They now serve Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Kew Gardens and South Ozone Park. The league offers T-ball, girls softball, Baseball and Challengers to kids ages 4 to15. Today, … Continue reading

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New industrial center opens thanks to state funding

A new affordable industrial center has opened in Ozone Park, thanks to funding and support from state agencies. Last week, the nonprofit industrial developer Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center (GMDC) marked the site’s opening along with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and a slew of government officials. The 85,000-square-foot facility will provide affordable space to more than two … Continue reading

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Young constituents donate hair to Butterflies by Blaq

On Tuesday, Councilman Adrienne Adams hosted a hair donation event where young people donated their locks to a local nonprofit. Thanks to free haircuts and styling from Aracelis Unisex hair salon, every young person was able to donate hair to Butterflies by Blaq, which provides high-quality wigs to children with medical conditions. The group was … Continue reading

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Historic Neir’s Tavern saved at the last minute

UPDATE: Neir’s Tavern was saved thanks to a last-minute handshake deal between Loy Gordon and the building owners, Henry and Ken Shi. Read more about the circumstances of their deal in this week’s Leader-Observer newspaper! Woodhaven, and New York City generally, was met with some tough news this morning. In an email sent to his … Continue reading

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Property tax exemption workshop tomorrow

New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) will be hosting the first of a three part event series with Department of Finance to assist homeowners in reducing their property taxes and to aid tenants in applying for a rent freeze. The first event will be held at Battalion Pentecostal Church, from 6 p.m. … Continue reading

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“Punjab Way” and “Gurdwara Street” coming to Richmond Hill

Two thoroughfares in Richmond Hill are being co-named next year to pay homage to the neighborhood’s growing Sikh and Punjabi communities. Councilwoman Adrienne Adams announced last week that 101st Avenue between 111th Street and 123rd Street will be renamed “Punjab Way.” Punjab is the region in India where Sikhism originated. In addition, the two-block stretch … Continue reading

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AM Miller visits Richmond Hill and at PS 97 before the holidays

Assemblyman Miller and his granddaughter Julia celebrated the holiday season by stopping by the Richmond Hill Block Association to visit Santa Claus.  The One Stop Center and the Richmond Hill Block Association gives the opportunity every year for children in the neighborhood to meet Santa and let him know what’s on their Christmas wish list. … Continue reading

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