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Queens Borough President Donovan Richards delivers ‘State of the Borough’ address, focuses on green energy projects, hydroponics labs and affordable housing

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Apr. 15, 2024 By Athena Dawson Hundreds of people packed the Claire Shulman Theater in Corona on Apr. 12, as they waited in anticipation for Queens Borough President Donovan Richards’ “State of the Borough” address. The large crowd, who filled the 472-seat theater that is part of Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s iconic Queens Theatre, consisted…
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Queens Borough President announces 2024 Community Board appointees

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Apr. 4, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. announced his 2024 class of community board appointees on Thursday, Apr. 4. Out of 848 applicants, 355 public servants have been chosen to serve across the borough’s 14 community boards for the next two years, marking the largest influx of new members during…
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QBP Richards receives 843 applications for community boards in 2024

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Mar. 11, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The office of Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced Monday that it has received a total of 843 applications for positions on one of the borough’s 14 community boards this spring. Of the 843 applications, 592 were from people who are not already part of the community board. Since…
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Queens Borough President’s office announces $30 million investment in borough schools

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Jan. 23, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Queens Borough President Donovan Richards was at August Martin High School (AMHS) in South Jamaica Monday to announce that his office has allocated close to $30.5 million in capital funding for borough schools in fiscal year 2024. Surrounded by AMHS leadership, students, representatives from the New York City School…
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2024 Queens community board applications open

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Jan. 4, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced his office is now accepting applications for the 14 Queens community boards in 2024. Qualified and civic-minded individuals have until Feb. 16 to apply. The deadline also applies for existing community board members who wish to continue to serve should their two-year term…
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Queens communities gather at Borough Hall for festive Diwali celebration

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Nov. 9, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Around 100 members of Queens’ Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain communities, along with local leaders, gathered together to celebrate Diwali at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center in Queens Borough Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Several Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain individuals and organizations were honored at the celebration as well. The celebration kicked off with the lighting of the Diya lamp, which is meant to symbolize the holiday’s message of the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Those honored at the Diwali celebration with citations included Ram Hardowar, Harish Chander Puri,…
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Queens borough president hosting veterans celebration at Helen Marshall Cultural Center

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Oct. 31, 2023 By Bill Parry With Veterans Day approaching on Saturday, Nov. 11, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards is inviting all military veterans across Queens County to a celebration honoring the sacrifices of those that have served the United States of America in uniform. The celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall. “Queens is proud to be home to nearly 42,000 military veterans — more than any other borough,” Richards said. “We are having this celebration to express our appreciation for all that our veterans…
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Queens community stands united in support of Israel at Kew Gardens vigil

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Oct. 9, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan More than 100 people gathered outside of the Queens Public Library in Kew Gardens Hills to show their support and stand in solidarity with Israel while mourning the lives lost as a result of Hamas’ surprise attack this past weekend.  Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, who gathered numerous politicians…
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Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge returns for second season

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Oct. 4, 2023 By Bill Parry Coming off a successful inaugural season in which five Queens start-up companies each received $20,000 in seed funding, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced Tuesday that his Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge (QTIC) is returning for a second straight year. The competition seeks to empower borough entrepreneurs with the…
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Queens leaders, residents gather for 9/11 memorial in Bayside Hills

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Sep. 12, 2023 By Ethan Marshall and Paul Frangipane Queens community leaders and residents gathered at Memorial Garden in Bayside Hills for a memorial honoring those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Among those present for the memorial gathering were Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, Council Member Linda Lee and Bayside Hills Civic Association President Judge Jerry Iannece. Despite the rain coming down, dozens of residents gathered at the small square behind the Horace Harding Expressway. Attendees huddled together there, many of whom had umbrellas in hand. “Behind every number there was a name, there was a family,…
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