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Report from City Harvest shows large increase in Queens children visiting food pantries

May. 24, 2023 By Ethan Marshall City Harvest recently released its annual report examining the number of New York City children visiting food pantries. Titled “Tiny Hands, Hungry Bellies: The State of Child Food Insecurity in NYC,” the report gave cause for concern on the matter, particularly in Queens. According to the report, there were…
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Corona restaurant declared champion of inaugural best empanada competition

May. 23, 2023 By Bill Parry Empanadas Café in Corona was declared the winner of the inaugural Queens’ Best Empanada Competition, held by the Queens Chamber of Commerce. Over the past several weeks, borough foodies nominated and voted on their favorite stuffed doughy pastries, with the family-owned Corona eatery emerging as the winner on May…
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BP Richards leads AAPI Heritage Month celebration at Queens Borough Hall

May. 23, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queens Borough President Donovan Richards held a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Monday, May 22, at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center in Queens Borough Hall. The celebration included multiple musical and dance performances from local cultural organizations, food and remarks from Richards and other…
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Elmhurst Hospital resident doctors begin five-day strike over unequal pay, benefits

May. 22, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed More than 100 resident physicians and interns employed by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai gathered outside of Elmhurst Hospital on Monday morning, May 22, to begin their five-day ULP strike for better pay and benefits.  The physicians, who are unionized with the Committee of Interns and…
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Elmhurst Hospital residents set to strike next week over disparities in pay, benefits

May. 18, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed About 170 resident physicians at Elmhurst Hospital, employed by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, are preparing to go on a five-day ULP strike beginning Monday, May 22.  The physicians, who are unionized with the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), said that they’re fed up after…
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Ronald McDonald House New York opens new family room at Elmhurst Hospital

May. 18, 2023 By Bill Parry Officials from Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY) and NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst gathered on May 16 to celebrate the grand opening of the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Elmhurst Hospital, marking RMH-NY’s continued expansion to provide its services for more families who are battling pediatric cancer and other…
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Op-Ed: Why I’m voting for Melinda Katz

May. 13, 2023 By Councilman Shekar Krishnan Melinda Katz and I haven’t always seen eye to eye. In the contentious 2019 Democratic primary election for Queens District Attorney, I publicly supported Tiffany Cabán, the public defender candidate, over Katz, then the borough president. After Katz won and took office, I opposed her prosecution of a…
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