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Queens Theatre adds four new performances of award-winning play ‘Eight Tales of Pedro’

May. 5, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Queens Theatre is adding four new performances of the award-winning play, “Eight Tales of Pedro,” which will now run from Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 14.  “Eight Tales of Pedro,” written by Woodside-based playwright Mark-Eugene Garcia and featuring music by Luis D’Elias, is set both in 17th century…
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Public Theater Mobile Unit brings free, outdoor bilingual musical production to Queens

May. 5, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed This month, The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit is embarking on a new tour in Queens with a bilingual musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors” that will include English and Spanish music inspired by styles across Latin America.  In partnership with New York City’s Department of Parks &…
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Queens senators fought to remove controversial housing proposal from state budget

May. 4, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Members of the Senate Queens Delegation were successful in playing a pivotal role in removing Gov. Kathy Hochul’s controversial statewide Housing Compact from the final state budget that would have had a significantly negative impact on the Queens community. In January, Hochul introduced the housing proposal that would have made sweeping…
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Elmhurst Hospital residents vote to strike for better pay, benefits

May. 4, 2023 By Julia Moro Roughly 170 resident physicians at Elmhurst Hospital voted to authorize a strike if Mount Sinai does not agree to parity pay and various benefits similar to or the same as other city hospitals. Dr. Tanathun Kajornsakchai, a union delegate and fourth-year psychiatry resident at Elmhurst, said their contracts expired…
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Queens Chamber of Commerce announces new members of its board of directors

May. 1, 2023 By Bill Parry

The Queens Chamber of Commerce welcomed five new members to its board of directors on April 25. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz presided over a swearing-in ceremony at Bourbon Street in Bayside as part of the chamber’s annual meeting and elections of officers and directors.

Bike lane improvements coming to several Queens locations: DOT

Apr. 28, 2023 By Bill Parry Generations of cyclists have taken their lives into their own hands as they made the journey from the Queens “mainland” to the Rockaways and they often complain about the current bike lane across the Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge is inadequate. That will change this year. The city’s Department…
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‘We’re just getting started’: Queens BP Richards highlights administration’s investments and initiatives during 2023 State of the Borough address

Apr. 28, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queens Borough President Donovan Richards delivered his 2023 State of the Borough address Friday, April 28, at the Claire Shulman Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, during which he highlighted the borough’s accomplishments over the last year while also providing details into what he would like to see done…
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