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New medical care office opens in Ozone Park

On Monday, community members celebrated the grand opening of Sheikh Medical Care PLLC in Ozone Park. Located at 103-02 93rd Street, the practice is led by board certified Dr. Tania M. Skeikh, who boasts a long career as an internal medicine physician. Among the people who cut the ribbon for the new office was Councilman Eric Ulrich. … Continue reading

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Local priest to ride 100 miles to raise funds for food pantry

A local priest is embarking on a 100-mile journey to raise funds for the parish’s food pantry. Father Christopher Heanue, administrator at Holy Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, is riding from the parish in Richmond Hill to East Hampton, Long Island. Heanue is calling it “100 Miles of Hope.” Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, donations to … Continue reading

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Advocates host Census “Day of Action” to get counted

Last week, Councilwoman Adrienne Adams joined the U.S. Census Bureau and Chhaya CDC to host a Census “Day of Action.” The event focused on educating and motivating hard-to-count communities in Queens to get counted in the 2020 U.S. Census. A current multilingual and multi-targeted campaign is underway to reach all residents, including non-English speakers, immigrants … Continue reading

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Mail collection box in Woodhaven restored

Thanks to the help of a local elected official, a mail collection box in Woodhaven has been restored. Congresswoman Grace Meng announced earlier this week that she convinced the U.S. Postal Service to bring back the box on 98th Street and the northbound service road of Woodhaven Boulevard. Residents in the area complained that the … Continue reading

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Ulrich explains his “no” vote on the budget

On Tuesday night, the New York City Council passed an $88 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2021. The budget process was particularly difficult this year given the billions of dollars the city is losing in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic lockdown. Among the more contentious parts of the budget was the decision … Continue reading

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Woodhaven BID and Queens Chamber host free mask pick-up

Yesterday, the Woodhaven Business Improvement District (BID) teamed up with the Queens Chamber of Commerce for an event that provided local businesses with free masks and other PPE.   The masks came as part of a donation of more than 500,000 protective face masks to the Chamber from NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), which is … Continue reading

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Jenifer Rajkumar takes the lead in Assembly race

The unofficial tallies from yesterday’s New York primary were released by the Board of Elections, and it appears that 38th Assembly District candidate Jenifer Rajkumar is poised to make history as the first South Asian elected to the legislative body. If poll numbers stay consistent over the coming days, as tens of thousands of absentee … Continue reading

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Outreach provides substance abuse outpatient service via tele-practice

Alcoholism and substance abuse services provider Outreach is reminding the community that its outpatient services have continued through tele-practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Outreach says it’s offering same-day access to tele-health services on an easy-to-use platform. Services include: Medication Assisted Treatment, including induction Psychosocial, Medical and Psychiatric Treatment Individual and Group Counseling Case Management Services … Continue reading

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Woodhaven Assembly candidate picks up endorsements

Assembly candidate Jenifer Rajkumar has gained several new endorsements in her bid for elected office. Rajkumar, an attorney, CUNY adjunct professor and former state government official, has recently been endorsed by Citizens Union, a good government group. She has also been endorsed by Councilman Donovan Richards, Eleanor’s Legacy, Stonewall Democrats of NYC, New American Voter … Continue reading

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Ulrich appointments five women to community boards

Councilman Eric Ulrich has announced the appointment of five women to community boards representing parts of southern Queens, including Broad Channel and Ozone Park. For Community Board 9, Marilyn Custodio, Sister Catherine Feeney, Raquel Olivares and Alexandria Sumpter-Delves have been appointed. Custodio is principal at PS 97 The Forest Park School; Sister Feeny is executive director of … Continue reading

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