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PAGE 8                                                     THE QUEENS TIMES                                     THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2024

            DASNY Awards Competitive Bids on $1.2 Billion in Sales                                      Assemblywoman Nily Rozic
            Tax Revenue Bonds to Support Transportation Projects                                   Announces Funding For SelfHelp

             The Dormitory Authority of  group (approximately $408.8   capital purposes and are sup-       Fresh Meadows NORC
        the State of New York (DASNY)  million); JP Morgan won the   ported by a portion of the State’s
        awarded bids on $1.2 billion  bid on the second group (ap-  Sales Tax revenues.             (Continued from page 7)  Holocaust survivors–age at home
        Sales Tax Revenue Bonds Series  proximately $415.9 million); and        Founded in 1944, DASNY is                    and is a growing community with
        2024A. Bond proceeds will reim-  Bank of America Securities won   New York  State’s capital proj-  implement changes that enhance  over 330 members. NORCs are
        burse the State for expenditures  the bid on the third group (ap-  ect  development  authority.  It   your overall well-being,” said  housing complexes where the
        made on transportation projects  proximately $398 million). The   finances and constructs sustain-  M.R, a Member of the NORC.  majority of residents are over 60
        statewide that are funded through  bonds sold with a True Interest   able and resilient science, health   “I met with Anna one-on-one  years old and programs such as
        New York State’s Transportation  Cost (TIC) of 4.19%. Public   and education institutions that   for guidance controlling my  Selfhelp’s, provide senior resi-
        and MTA Capital Plans, as well  Resources Advisory Group and   help New York thrive. It is one   insulin resistance and hormonal  dents with supportive services
        as spending through the Consoli-  Acacia Financial Group served   of the largest issuers of tax-  imbalance. Her advice and guid-  that allow them to continue living
        dated Local Street and Highway  as Financial Advisors. Nixon   exempt bonds in the nation with   ance, with the small nutritional  comfortably at home. Services
        Improvement (CHIPS) Program.  Peabody and Bryant Rabbino   an outstanding bond portfolio   changes, have been instrumental  include case management, sup-
             The bonds were awarded via  served  as  Co-Bond  Counsel.   of approximately $55.8 billion   in lowering my A1C number,  portive counseling, health screen-
        competitive bid in three separate  The bonds are expected to close   as of March 31, 2024. DASNY   leveling my blood glucose and  ings, and social, recreational,
        bidding  groups  with  different  on July 17. Spreads to Municipal   is also a prolific public builder   losing nine pounds (9 lbs.). I look  and educational programs. Self-
        maturity ranges (2026 – 2041),  Market Data (MMD) benchmark   with a construction pipeline   forward to this class every week  help Community Services Fresh
        (2042 – 2050) and (2051-2056).  were +1 in 2026, +13 in 2034,   of approximately 1,000 projects   because I learn something new  Meadows NORC is located  on
        Nine firms bid on the first group  +18 in 2044, +33 in 2054 and   valued at more than $12 billion   each time and have been exposed  192nd Street and 67th Avenue in
        and, eight firms bid on both the  +37 in 2056.             as of March 31, 2024. To learn   to different types of healthy food  Fresh Meadows.
        second and third groups. Morgan       Sales Tax Revenue Bonds are   more about DASNY, visit www.  choices and snacks that I would       Additional community in-
        Stanley won the bid on the first  issued periodically for various   dasny.org.          have never tried or thought of on  vestments recently announced
           Con Edison Crews Prepared To Serve Customers During                                  my own. I am very happy with  by Rozic include $125,000 to
                                                                                                this program and would like it to  the Chinese-American Planning
                      The Most Intense Heat Of Summer 2024                                      continue here in Fresh Meadows.”  Council Queens Community
                                                                                                     The Selfhelp Community  Center and $250,000 to P.S. 162
        Workers Are Ready to Keep Ser-  to communicate energy-saving  additional cooling and better   Services Fresh Meadows NORC  The John Golden School for a
        vice Reliable; Company Urges  tips and information on reporting  circulation;           supports older adults–including  renovated auditorium.
        Customers to Use Energy Wisely  outages.                   •    Turn off AC units, lights and
                                          Customers who report out-  other appliances when not at home   Community Summer Events are
             Con Edison crews are mobi-  ages will receive updates from  and use a timer to turn on your AC     Coming in Hot
        lized to respond to any service  Con Edison with their estimated  about a half-hour before arriving
        problems that may occur as the  restoration times as they become  home;                    (Continued from page 7)   community. This event proved to
        most sweltering heat of the sum-  available. Information on out-  •    If you run a business, keep the               all that our men are strong and re-
        mer so far enters the region on  ages and restoration times is also  door closed while running the AC;  therapist in the community, fa-  silient when they come together to
        Monday.                      available at the Con Edison outage  •    Keep AC filters clean.  cilitating the Cutz and Conversa-  share and heal. We thank Senator
             The company urges customers  map. Watch an outage map tuto-       Replacing an old air conditioner   tion at the Men’s Mental Block  Comrie for his commitment and
        to use energy efficiently and take  rial video here.       with a new ENERGY STAR unit   Party, in honor of Z Da Great,  support in making this important
        steps to stay safe and comfortable.       Con Edison may assign work-  can reduce energy usage by 30   was a powerful experience. We  event happen.”
        Heat, humidity and increased  ers to guard downed wires and  percent. Con Edison offers ad-  addressed critical issues such as  Senator Comrie’s office would
        demand for electricity to power  keep people and pets away from  ditional energy savings tips.  stigma, depression, anxiety, sys-  like to thank all those who par-
        air conditioners can place stress  them. These workers may be in       Energy Efficiency Programs   temic racism, and masculinity.  ticipated in and helped make the
        on electric delivery equipment.   unmarked vehicles but they carry  - The best way for customers to   Highlighting the immense impor-  Men’s Mental Health Block Party
             The coming days could also  Con Edison identification.  save on their bills is to manage   tance of men building a supportive  an engaging and fantastic event.
        bring thunderstorms, which can       Energy-Saving Tips - New  their usage. Con Edison offers a
        affect the overhead delivery sys-  Yorkers can stay cool and save  range of energy efficiency pro-  Newly Published Study By Lighthouse
        tem and cause outages.       all summer by following these  grams that pay customers who
             The company urges members  money-saving conservation tips:  make energy saving upgrades.  Guild Researchers Provides Data On
        of the public to stay away from  •    If you are running your air       Programs are available for resi-  Head-Mounted Display Devices For
        any wires that are downed during  conditioner, close off unoccupied  dential customers, those with low
        storms. Call your local police de-  rooms. If you are using the AC in  incomes, small businesses, large   People With Vision Loss
        partment or 1-800-75-CONED (1-  your living room and nobody is in  commercial and industrial proper-
        800-752-6633) to report downed  the bedrooms, close the doors to  ties, and multi-family buildings.  (Continued from page 3)  vices that inspire people who
        wires.                       those rooms;                       Business customers can also                          are visually impaired to attain
             Report an Outage - Con Edison  •    Set your air conditioner to the  earn incentives from Con Edison’s  ence, the Amsterdam UMC, Am-  their goals. Our podcast series,
        will send text messages to custom-  highest comfortable temperature.  smart usage programs when they  sterdam, the Netherlands and and  “On Tech & Vision with Dr. Cal
        ers in areas expected to be most  Every degree you lower the ther-  agree to conserve at times when  Calvin Roberts, MD, President  Roberts” offers information and
        impacted, reminding them to be  mostat increases costs;    the demand for power is high.  and CEO of Lighthouse Guild.  insights about technological in-
        prepared and to report an outage  •    To reduce heat and moisture       Cooling Center Availability  The research was funded by the  novations that are tearing down
        by simply replying OUT to the  in your home, run appliances such  - Find the latest information on  American Macular Degeneration  barriers for people who are blind
        text. Customers can sign up for  as ovens, washing machines, dry-  locations and hours for New York  Foundation.     or visually impaired. For more
        text alerts at coned.com/text.   ers and dishwashers in the early  City and State cooling centers at       Lighthouse Guild - Lighthouse  information,  visit Lighthouse-
             Customers can also report out-  morning or late at night when it’s  the following sites: New York City  Guild provides exceptional ser-  guild.org.
        ages and check service restoration  cooler outside;        and New York State. In addition,
        status at conEd.com/reportoutage,  •    Keep shades, blinds and cur-  Westchester County offers infor-  Attorney General James Announces
        with Con Edison’s mobile app  tains closed. About 40 percent  mation on its Sun Safety page.
        for iOS or Android devices, or  of unwanted heat comes through       Customers can follow Con Edi-  Takedown Of Ghost Gun Trafficking
        by calling 1-800-75-CONED  windows;                        son on X, or Facebook for general         Operation In Queens
        (1-800-752-6633). The company  •    Even when using AC, use  outage updates, safety tips and
        also sends e-mails to customers  ceiling and other fans to provide  storm preparation information.  (Continued from page 4)  capacity magazines, ammunition,
                                                                                                                             and a guitar case where guns
           CUNY Chancellor Matos Rodríguez Attends Summer                                       guitar case to transport firearms  were hidden recovered from an
                           Session Class at Baruch College                                      and ammunition to his customers.  Elmhurst garage defendants used
                                                                                                At least one of the firearms sales  to store weapons
                                                                                                he made took place outside of a       The five individuals who were
        More Than 65,000 Students Are                                                           smoke shop in Jackson Heights  charged with Conspiracy in the
        Enrolled at 4,000 Classes Across                                                        where he worked.             Fourth Degree, Criminal Sale of
        CUNY This Summer, a 2% In-                                                                   Castro-Agudelo posted pictures  a Firearm in the First Degree,
        crease Over Last Summer                                                                 of these guns on social media ac-  and/or Criminal Possession of a
                                                                                                counts, including on a publicly  Firearm in the First Degree, and
             CUNY Chancellor Félix V.                                                           available X (formerly Twitter) ac-  other related charges are:
        Matos Rodríguez joined Ba-                                                              count, displaying many of the  •    Hargeny Fernandez-Gonzalez
        ruch President S. David Wu on                                                           guns and significant amounts of  (20, of Richmond Hill, NY)
        Wednesday for a class titled “The                                                       cash.                        •    Satveer Saini (20, of East El-
        U.S. Presidency,” one of 4,000                                                               The investigation recovered  mhurst, NY)
        courses being offered this summer                                                       86 firearms, including 55 ghost  •    Adam Youssef Senhaji-Rivas
        at CUNY campuses. More than                                                             guns and 25 assault weapons, in  (20, of Astoria, NY)
        65,000 students are enrolled in                                                         addition to over 90 high-capacity  •    Milanjit Sidhu (20, of Green-
        in-person, hybrid or online classes   over last year.      thousands of CUNY students, the  magazines and hundreds of rounds  wood, IN)
        during summer session, which        “Summer isn’t all about                             of ammunition.
        runs to August, a 2% increase   sunbathing and swimming. For   (Continued on page 10)        Ghost guns, assault rifles, high-  (Continued on page 10)
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