Tag: community-boards

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 community boards are frustrated with new responsibility of approving cannabis storefronts

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Oct. 18, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan As the state is rolling out legal adult-use cannabis with an emphasis on social equity, community boards have been left with a novel responsibility of approving the dispensary applications that are rolling in.   At this month’s monthly meeting that congregates the chairs of all 14 community boards in Queens, a frustration with the state’s lack of support in adopting the new responsibility dominated the meeting. All who spoke up at the Oct. 16 meeting in Kew Gardens expressed a need for more structure to deal with the various challenges that are already coming up…
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