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Astoria Councilman Announces Immigration Funding

Council Member Costa Constantinides of the 22nd NYC district council announced funding for immigration services for the fiscal year of 2019. Joined by representatives from Ansob Center for Immigrants and Refugees as well as the CUNY Citizenship Now! Program, the councilmember explained what the funding entails. The Ansob Center for Immigrants and Refugees received $70,000 of the budget to increase extensive immigration services. The center offers … Continue reading Astoria Councilman Announces Immigration Funding

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9-year-old Variety Boys & Girls Club Kid wins Chip NYC’s ‘Dream Cookie Contest’

Over 50 cookie ideas were submitted in the ‘Dream Cookie Contest’, organized by Chip NYC and The Variety Boys & Girls Club. The “Dream Cookie Contest” gave participants the chance to submit a cookie idea for the chance to have their cookie created, baked, and sold by Chip NYC! Chip’s philanthropic effort, “Chip in at Variety”, was organized to foster creativity, engagement, and support kids and … Continue reading 9-year-old Variety Boys & Girls Club Kid wins Chip NYC’s ‘Dream Cookie Contest’

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats Joe Crowley in shocking primary

  In one of the biggest political upsets this year, activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has defeated incumbent Joseph Crowley in the primary for the 14th Congressional District. Ocasio-Cortez held on for a 15 percent lead over Crowley, the chair of the Queens County Democratic Party and the House Democratic Caucus, winning 57.5 percent to 42.5 percent. Crowley lost his bid for re-election and is the first … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats Joe Crowley in shocking primary