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Jackson Heights residents call for increase in library funding

June 1, By Michael Florio

A crowd of nearly 75 people joined local politicians last Tuesday to rally for additional funding for the Jackson Heights library and libraries across the city.

The crowd rallied in front of the Jackson Heights library,…

City Council wants state to provide tax breaks for pet shelter adopters

May 27, By Jackie Strawbridge 

The City Council wants the state legislature to incentivize pet shelter adoptions.

On Wednesday, the Council passed a resolution in favor of a $100 tax credit for pet owners who adopt cats or dogs from New York shelters.…

Simotas, Peralta introduce bill to regulate scooters

May 27, By Michael Florio

Two Queens legislators are trying to clamp down on the operators of delivery scooters arguing that they pose a danger to pedestrians.

State Senator Jose Peralta and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas introduced corresponding bills last month that call on the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to maintain a commercial scooter registry,…

Community board approves Jackson Heights school proposal, likely to open 2019

May 26, By Michael Florio

The plan to build a new school in Jackson Heights took another step forward last week when Community Board 3 came out in support of it.

The new school is expected to be built at the former location of the White Castle regional headquarters (69-01 34th Avenue) and would open September 2019.…

Mayor To Lead Queens Pride Parade

May 22, By Jackie Strawbridge

In 2014, more than two decades after the Queens Pride Parade was born, Mayor Bill de Blasio became the first mayor to march in the event; this year, he will lead the parade as a Grand Marshal.…

Crime continues to decline in Jackson Heights/North Corona

May 21, By Michael Florio

Despite an uptick in shootings, crime continues to fall in the greater Jackson Heights area.

Captain Brian Hennessy, commander of the 115th precinct that covers Jackson Heights and north Corona, reported that the number of crimes fell nearly 5% for the 28 day period through May 17,…