Tag: council-member-shekar-krishnan

Jackson Heights community rallies against illegal smoke shops near schools

May 3, 2024 By Bill Parry Several elected officials representing Jackson Heights rallied with dozens of parents, school children and teachers on May 1, calling for urgent enforcement against Haze Land, located at 37-07 82nd St., an illegal smoke shop that recently re-opened after being shut down by the Sheriff’s department. Haze Land sits in… Read more »

Holocaust survivor and Jackson Heights resident dies at 101

Feb. 5, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Jackson Heights resident Hannah Deutch, who survived the Holocaust by escaping Germany, died Jan. 29 at the age of 101. Deutch lived in Bochum, Germany when Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) occurred in 1938, when she was 16 years old, according to New York Jewish Week. She managed to… Read more »

City Council allocates $17.5 million for critical investments at Elmhurst Hospital

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Oct. 24, 2023 By Bill Parry Just over three and a half years after Elmhurst Hospital was at the epicenter of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council Member Shekar Krishnan and his colleagues in government announced a “groundbreaking” $17 million in critical investment in the second oldest municipal hospital in New York City….
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Back-to-school family resource fair assists local immigrants in Jackson Heights

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Sept. 14, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The New York City Immigration Coalition partnered with Queens Council member Shekar Krishnan to hold a back-to-school family resource fair Sept. 9 at Paseo Park in Jackson Heights. The family resource fair was meant to assist immigrant families within Queens, helping to provide services and information for families and… Read more »

Uber and Lyft workers hold 12-hour strike at LaGuardia Airport

Feb. 27, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Drivers for Uber and Lyft joined together to engage in a 12-hour strike at LaGuardia Airport Sunday, Feb. 26, in response to the rideshare companies allegedly being reluctant to grant pay raises, with Uber filing a lawsuit last December to block a pay hike. This strike marks the third…
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‘He didn’t deserve to die’: Borough President Richards leads emotional candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards held a candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols outside Queens Borough Hall Monday, Jan. 30 after Nichols’ death at the hands of police officers in Memphis, Tenn., made national headlines for the brutality in which the officers beat him. Almost immediately after news broke about Nichols’ death, the Memphis police officers… Read more »