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PAGE 6                                                     THE QUEENS TIMES                                  THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2023

           Queens Chamber Of Commerce Hosts                                                       Rozic Hosts Queens Bus

              Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon                                                          Redesign Meeting

          Honoring Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh & New York City Football Club
                   Coo/Chief Legal & Administrative Officer Jennifer O’sullivan

             Recently, the Queens Chamber
        of Commerce honored New York
        City Fire Department (FDNY)
        Fire  Commissioner  Laura  Ka-
        vanagh and Jennifer O’Sullivan,
        Chief Operating Officer and Chief
        Legal and Administrative Officer
        of the New York City Football
        Club (NYCFC), at its annual St.
        Patrick’s Day Luncheon.
             Hundreds of business and
        community leaders from across                                                           Assemblywoman  Nily  Rozic  (D,WF-Fresh  Meadows)  hosted  a
        the borough gathered at Antun’s                                                         meeting of the Queens Delegation with New York City Transit
        in Queens Village to celebrate the                                                      planners and staff to discuss the MTA’s revamped Queens Bus
        contributions of Irish-Americans                                                        Network Redesign Project. At the meeting, legislators discussed
        to Queens, enjoy delicious corned                                                       the impact the redesign would have on their communities, relayed
                                                                                                constituent concerns directly and ensured that there will be plenty
        beef and cabbage, listen to great                                                       of  time  for  the  public-at-large  to  weigh  in  with  their  feedback.
        live music by the FDNY Emerald                                                          Pictured is Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows) with
        Society Pipes and Drums and the                                                         members of the Queens Delegation and New York City Transit staff.
        band The Cobblers, as well as   Pictured are the Honorees Laura Kavanagh (L)… Jennifer
        network with each other.     OSullivan (R). Photo credit Dominick Totino.
             “The month of March is always
        a great time to reflect on our Irish  and all you have accomplished,”  we come together to celebrate
        heritage. It is a time to be proud  said Fire Commissioner Laura  Queens’ rich and storied Irish her-
        and humbled by everything Irish-  Kavanagh.                itage,” said Jennifer O’Sullivan,
        Americans have done in our city       “I’m honored to be recognized  COO at NYCFC. “New York City
        and our country.  I am honored to  alongside a strong female leader
        be here to celebrate with you all,  like Commissioner Kavanagh as   (Continued on page 9)

             NYC School Construction Authority
            Breaks Ground on New Addition For

                        P.S. 26 in Fresh Meadows

             New York City School Con-
        struction Authority (SCA) Presi-
        dent and CEO Nina Kubota was
        joined recently by education and
        elected officials, and community
        leaders to celebrate the construc-
        tion of a state-of-the-art, 399-seat
        addition for P.S. 26 in eastern
             The 4-story addition will be a
        fully air-conditioned, accessible
        facility for pre-k through grade 5
        students and will contain two pre-
        k and six kindergarten classrooms,
        eight standard classrooms, and   Opening in Sept. 2025, the New Addition will Add 399 Seats
        four special education classrooms.   in District 26.
        The addition will also include two  26 is only a fraction of the seats  world class educational facilities
        reading/speech resource rooms  we’re adding to District 26 as  so that they can grow, learn, and
        and a science resource room. Some  part of our current capital plan.  thrive,” said Nina Kubota, Presi-
        classrooms in the existing building  This project is emblematic of our  dent and Chief Executive Officer
        will also be renovated in order to  collaborative efforts and ongoing  of the New York City School Con-
        add 24 new District 75 seats.   commitment to reduce overcrowd-
             “The 399 seats coming to P.S.  ing and provide students with   (Continued on page 10)

             CM Linda Lee Hosts Neighborhood

           Forum to Explore the Impact of Hate

              and Extremism on the Community

             On Sunday, March 19th, Council
        Member Linda Lee hosted a forum
        in partnership with Senator Toby
        Ann Stavisky, Assembly Member
        Ed Braunstein, and the Simon
        Wiesenthal Center to discuss the
        effects of hate, extremism, and
        anti-Semitism on young people
        and the community. This event
        was made possible through col-
        laboration and funding from the
        Office of New York City Council
        Speaker Adrienne Adams.
             “New York City has witnessed a
        devastating rise in violence rooted
        in racism, xenophobia, and anti-
        Semitism,” said Council Member
        Linda Lee, Chair of the Commit-
             (Continued on page 9)
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