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Sunnyside stands with neighbors displaced by 5-alarm inferno last year as they face further evictions by landlord

June 11, 2024 By Bill Parry Council Member Julie Won and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez on Saturday rallied with their constituents, who were displaced by a massive five-alarm fire at their Sunnyside apartment complex just days before Christmas, to call on A&E Real Estate Holdings to extend tenants’ temporary leases. Families and individuals from at least… Read more »

Queens electeds offer contrasting viewpoints on pro-Palestinian encampment at Columbia

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Apr. 25, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan As Pro-Palestinian encampments emerged at over a dozen college campuses across the country following in the footsteps of Columbia University, local elected officials pushed out statements in response. The “Gaza Solidarity Encampment,” built on the campus’s south lawn, drew strong voices of support, as well as objection, from Queens…
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Revived ‘West Queens Independent Democratic Club’ to host forum with Congresswoman Velázquez in Sunnyside Sunday

Oct. 12, 2023 By Michael Dorgan An independent Democratic-leaning political club that was inactive for years has been revived and members are holding a meeting this Sunday in Sunnyside where Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez is scheduled to speak. The West Queens Independent Democratic Club (WQIDC), which was established during the Vietnam War, will host the meeting… Read more »

LaGuardia Community College receives federal funding to expand vocational training for the unemployed

Jan. 27, 2023 By Bill Parry LaGuardia Community College recently received more than $400,000 in federal funding to enhance and expand vocational training for underemployed New Yorkers in a city that is still working to recover from COVID-19 pandemic-induced job loss. The support was secured by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Nydia… Read more »