On April 5, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards announced his 2023 class of community board appointees — a dynamic and diverse group of civic-minded individuals who will serve on their respective Queens community boards for the next two years.
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…. Read More
Feb. 20, 2023 By Maggie Wong After two years of observing Black History Month virtually, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards joined The African American Heritage Committee for its annual celebration at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 16. Residents from across the borough came together and enjoyed musical and dance performances, a tribute… Read More
The Queens Borough Board voted overwhelmingly to approve the package of budget priorities Monday, Feb. 13, although several community board chairs expressed concern over issues caused by the city’s migrant crisis.
During a two-day public hearing on the mayor’s 2024 preliminary budget, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. listened to testimonies from 14 community board representatives, community stakeholders and members of the public on where the money should be spent in Queens. The public hearings were held both in-person and via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 30,… Read more »
In an effort to get more young people involved in civics, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards has created a new advisory panel known as the Youth and Young Adult Council to introduce the “youngest and fiercest” community advocates to both community service and organization. Members of the advisory body will advocate concerns through means of… Read more »