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State’s first woman-owned, adult-use cannabis dispensary opening in Queens March 30

Mar. 27, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced that New York state’s first woman-owned conditional adult-use retail cannabis dispensary will open in Queens on Thursday. The cannabis shop Good Grades, located at 162-03 Jamaica Ave. in Jamaica, is scheduled to open at 2 p.m. on March 30. In addition to being the…
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Curbside composting resumes in Queens following winter pause, citywide rollout to follow

Mar. 27, 2023 By Bill Parry The city’s Curbside Composting program resumed across Queens on March 27, following a winter hiatus after the initiative launched as a three-month-long pilot in the borough last fall. During that period, the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) diverted 12.7 million pounds of food scraps, leaves, and yard waste from landfills….
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Parks Department launches new maintenance initiative to address cleanliness in public greenspaces in Queens and throughout NYC

Mar. 24, 2023 By Bill Parry With temperatures rising and days growing longer, the NYC Parks Department has launched a new maintenance initiative that will deploy 240 newly hired full-time staff to address cleanliness in city parks during peak days and hours. The so-called “Second Shift” will collect trash and litter and mitigate graffiti at…
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Queens DA Katz announces indictment of 33 reputed gang members on murder, gun violence charges

Mar. 21, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz on Tuesday, March 21, announced the indictment on 33 suspected gang members for murder and gun violence charges. In addition to the indictments being made, 34 firearms were confiscated from the defendants, including two ghost guns. Katz made the announcement from her Kew Gardens…
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Queens senator offers constituents tips to prepare for Tax Day

Mar. 21, 2023 Elijah Hamilton In preparation for Tax Day on Tuesday, April 18, the office of State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr will bring representatives from the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) to his Middle Village office to inform residents about NYC Free Tax Prep services and other programs…
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Queens native discusses breaking barriers throughout her career as Pakistani-American news anchor

Mar. 21, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Cheddar News anchor Hena Doba is about as familiar with Queens as she is with reporting. A first-generation Pakistani-American, she has lived in Jamaica, Elmhurst, College Point, Rosedale and Jackson Heights. She initially thought she would become a psychologist when she started college. It was when she started writing…
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