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Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Jamaica

Wills introduces bill to combat gang violence

In an effort to curb gang violence across the city, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) has reintroduced the Community Violence Prevention Act bill during a City Council hearing. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Flushing

MinKwon Center registers 70,000 new immigrant voters

The MinKwon Center for Community Action in Flushing has reached a milestone, having registered more than 70,000 new immigrant voters citywide as part of its civic participation program. Comments (5)

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

Flushing

Meng says new tax measures will help Queens

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) praised the passage of tax breaks that she said will benefit individuals and small businesses in Queens, including a commuter tax credit for mass transit commuters and increasing expense limits for businesses for equipment costs. These were part of a $1.1 trillion spending package approved in Washington last week. Comments (7)

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Willets Point

City to continue push for affordable housing after Council megamall vote

As elected officials expressed mixed reactions on the City Council’s vote to support a developer’s legal appeal for the Willets West megamall proposal to proceed, the city said it remains concerned about the affordable housing component even though it backs the $3 billion Willets Point project. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Willets Point

City Council votes to support Willets West megamall proposal

The City Council voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to support a developer’s legal appeal for the Willets West megamall proposal to proceed after an appellate court halted it. Comments (2)

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