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PAGE 2                                                    THE QUEENS TIMES                                      THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2021


            Park Side Restaurant                                      Suozzi on House Floor, “We Need to Wake Up, America.



          Queens’Finest Italian Restaurant                                   We Need to Get Vaccinated!”   (Continued from page 1)

                                                                   99% of the deaths are unvacci-  ple that vaccinations are safe, that       You need to get vaccinated. Not
                                                                   nated. We need to wake up.   it makes sense to get vaccinated.  only just for yourself, not just for
                                                                             There  are  people  that  are        I want to applaud Steve Scalise  your family, do it for other fami-
                                                                   poisoning American’s minds and   and Mitch McConnell for finally  lies, do it for the country, do it so
                                                                   jeopardizing their health in the   getting vaccinated and promoting  the economy can come back.
                                                                   process. We need to convince peo-  it to people.               Please, get vaccinated!”
                                                                    House Passes Meng Legislation to Reunify Korean Americans
                                                                                   With Family Members in North Korea

                                                                        U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-  reunions. But for Korean Ameri-  with South Korean officials on
                                                                   NY),  Vice  Chair  of  the  House  cans, there is no pathway for such  potential opportunities to reunite
          About Park Side Restaurant - An Italian Landmark in the heart   Appropriations  Subcommittee  reunions, as they have not been  Korean Americans with family
          of Corona, Queens, Park Side Restaurant is truly a destination   on State and Foreign Operations,  permitted to participate.  members in North Korea, includ-
          that is worth the trip. After one visit, you will be sure to be back   announced tonight that the U.S.      “The pain that Korean Ameri-  ing by video. It also encourages
          again  and  again  for  one  the  city’s  Best  Italian  restaurants.   House of Representatives passed  cans continue to endure over not  the Special Envoy on North Ko-
          Bring your appetite and enjoy authentic and always delicious   her Divided Families Reunifica-  seeing their loved ones for decades  rean  Human  Rights  Issues  to
          dishes using the freshest ingredients and attention to detail   tion Act (H.R. 826), a bipartisan  is truly heartbreaking and tragic,”  work with the Korean American
          served by our professional staff. Park Side is also happy to   bill  that  seeks  to  help  Korean  said Meng. “We must do all we can  community to identify those same
          host your next function with our private dining area and flexible   American families reunite with  to help facilitate these reunions,  opportunities.
          banquet packages.                                        their loved ones in North Korea.   and to make them happen as soon       The House had unanimously
            107-01 Corona  Ave. Corona Heights, NY                      The measure, which Meng  as possible since many of these  passed Meng’s Divided Families
                  (718) 271-9274 • (718) 271-9871                  reintroduced  in  February  with  family members are in their 70s,  Reunification Act during the last
                     - Reservations Suggested -                    Rep. Van Taylor (R-TX), passed  80s and 90s. I remain commit-  session of Congress in March of
                                                                   unanimously this evening by a  ted to doing all I can to reunify  2020, but the measure was not
                                                                   vote of 415-0, and now heads to  Korean American families, and I  taken up by the Senate.
                                                                   the U.S. Senate.             will continue to push my Divided       Last month, Meng spoke with
                                                                        Since the Korean War, thou-  Families Reunification Act until  Secretary of State Blinken about
                                                                   sands of Korean Americans have  it becomes law. I urge the Senate  reunifying  Korean  American
                                                                   been separated from their rela-  to now follow suit, and pass this  families with their loved ones in
                                                                   tives in North Korea. Through  critical legislation.”     North Korea, and she secured a
                                                                   the years, South Korea and North       Meng’s bill urges the U.S.  commitment from him to address
                                                                   Korea  have  held  some  family  Secretary  of  State  to  consult  the issue.
                                                                    Queens BP Donovan Richards Unveils New Street Lighting
                                                                                            Along Merrick Boulevard


                                                                        Queens Borough President
                                                                   Donovan  Richards  Jr.  recently
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                                                                   lation of a series of street lights
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                                                                   greatly enhance the illumination
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                                                                   thanks to the prevalence of old,
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                                                                   Also, parts of Merrick Boulevard  rides along Merrick Boulevard       As part of this upgrade of Mer-
           City..................................................Zip...........................  did not have any lighting fixtures  will have a safer, more pleasant,  rick Boulevard’s lighting, several
             Please make check payable to: Queens Times and mail to:    at all until this series of street  and literally brighter experience  dozen decorative TBTA (Triboro
                                                                   lights began to be installed.
                                                                                                thanks to these new street lights.  Bridge  and  Tunnel  Authority)
                   11-20 154th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357             The new streetlights are being  Thank you to the New York City  poles are being installed. TBTA
                                                                   installed using the $1.188 million  Department of Transportation for  poles  were  introduced  in  the
                                                                   in funding that then-City Coun-  its great work in installing these  1950s for mid-twentieth-century
                                                                   cilmember Richards allocated for  lights.”                bridge construction projects such
                                                                   the project in City’s Fiscal Year       “We are grateful to Borough  as the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge
                                                                   2018 budget.                 President Richards, who funded  (formerly  the  Triboro  Bridge).
                                                                        “The Laurelton community  these  beautiful  and  distinctive  The TBTA pole replaced wooden
                                                                   has long said ‘let there be light’  new lamp poles along Merrick  lampposts that lit parkways during
                     Published every week by C.T. Publishing Corp.  along  Merrick  Boulevard,  and  Blvd as a Council Member and to   the 1920s and ’30s. The Teardrop
           Executive Office: 108-59 49th Avenue, Corona Heights, NY 11368  thankfully  the  installation  of  Community Board 13 and local  and Shielded Teardrop lighting
                Operations: 11-20 154th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357  these street lights is making this  residents who supported this ef-  units on these poles combine with
                    Phone (718) 592-2196 • FAX (718) 357-3682      wish come true,” said Borough  fort,”  said  NICOLE  GARCIA,  the old-fashioned look of the poles
                     Web Site: www.queenstimes.com                 President  RICHARDS.  “The  NYC Department of Transporta-  themselves to produce a historic-
                     email: editor@queenstimes.com                 new lighting along Merrick Bou-  tion Queens Borough Commis-  looking aesthetic.
                                                                   levard will put an end to the poor  sioner.  “The  energy-efficient       The 120 lighting units, 81 which
               James C. Lisa .........................Publisher/Editor  lighting that negatively impacted  LED  lighting  enhances  safety  have already installed, also feature
               Lew Scala .............................. Associate Publisher/Webmaster  pedestrian and vehicular safety  and improves the streetscape and  energy-efficient LEDs, which will
               Lou Duro ...............................International Correspondent  along this busy roadway. Every-  quality of life for all who use the  help the City conserve energy and
               Nicole Rescigno.......................Office Manager  one who walks, bikes, drives or  corridor.”             save money on maintenance costs.
               Joseph V. Dorsa ....................Photo Journalist
               Bob Grant................................Photo Journalist


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