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Public discussion on criminal justice reforms Dec. 9

On Monday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m., the Queens Community Board 9 land use and public safety committees will hold a public forum on criminal justice and bail reforms that will be implemented in January. Queens Senior Executive Assistant District Attorney James Quinn and Councilman Robert Holden will host the discussion. Starting in January of … Continue reading

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Ozone Park tree lighting set for this Saturday

The Ozone Park Residents Block Association will celebrate its second annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7, thanks to cooperation from the Ozone Park Kiwanis, the Southwest Queens Rotary, the Living Word Church, Tibbs Construction, Senator Joe Addabbo, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, and Assemblyman Mike Miller. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at … Continue reading

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Assemblyman David Weprin sponsors holiday toy drive

Assemblyman Weprin is teaming up with the Irwin Altman Middle School 172 to sponsor a holiday toy drive. The drive is a tribute to the memory of Jason Mark. Weinstein, son of the Honorable Jeremy S. Weinstein, who served as an administrative judge for the Supreme Court of Queens County. They are asking for new … Continue reading

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Ulrich to host 2nd annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Councilman Eric Ulrich is hosting his second annual Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thursday, November 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Villa Russo, located at 101-12 Lefferts Boulevard. The free event is held under this mantra: No one should be alone on Thanksgiving. The councilman started the tradition last Thanksgiving after hearing from several residents who … Continue reading

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QBG works with the City to place new planters on Woodhaven

The City’s Department of Transportation announced on Oct. 27 that it will install more than a dozen planters alongside Woodhaven Boulevard in an effort to add a splash of greenery to the motorway. Over the next year, the flowers will be maintained by the Queens Botanical Gardens. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians traveling down Woodhaven Boulevard … Continue reading

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Enjoy Thanksgiving Craft at Woodhaven Library

On November 21, children can enjoy Thanksgiving craft activities at the Woodhaven Library, located at 85-41 Forest Parkway. Kids ages six through 12 can make a craft and bring more joy into the world. The event is free. It begins at 4 p.m. To learn more, call 718-849-1010.

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Planters come to Woodhaven Boulevard

Woodhaven Boulevard is about to become more pleasing to the eye. By the end of the week, 15 planters will have been installed on the busiest corridor in Queens between 86th Road and 88th Avenue. The planters, funded by $40,000 from Councilman Eric Ulrich, will be maintained by the Queens Botanical Garden for the first … Continue reading

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Community leaders honored at WRBA dinner dance

On Friday, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) hosted their annual dinner dance fundraiser. The following community leaders were the night’s honorees: Business of the Year: M&M Hardware (Jack Moy) Woman of the Year: 102nd Precinct Deputy Inspector Courtney Nilan Man of the Year: Community Board 9 Chair & Queens Symphony Orchestra Board President Kenichi … Continue reading

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Equity Playground NYC Soccer Initiative opens in Woodhaven

Assemblyman Mike Miller recently attended the Equity Playground NYC Soccer Initiative ribbon cutting ceremony in Woodhaven.  The effort to bring a new mini pitch was a collaboration between the Parks Department, Miller, Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, ADIDAS, Etihad Airways, New York City Football Club and Frank DeSario, Principal of The Woodhaven Elementary … Continue reading

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Local residents honored for hair donation to cancer patients

Councilwoman Adrienne Adams and Community Board 9 honored three local sisters who donated their hair to help make wigs for cancer patients. Safia Mohamed, 8, Saudia Mohamed, 12, and Stacey Sanichara, 26, got their hair cut free of charge at Aracelis Unisex Salon in Richmond Hill. They then donated the hair to Erna Blackman, the … Continue reading

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