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Senator Peralta To Announce P.S. 19 Capital Improvement Project

State Senator Jose Peralta

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) will join P.S. 19 principal to unveil an upgrade to the Corona school’s auditorium.    

The announcement will be made today at 10:30am in front of teachers, students, and Victor Torres, the PTA President.

P.S. 19 is located at 98-02 Roosevelt Ave, Corona. 



Assemblymember Simotas Talks Greek Immigrant Experience For Queens Historical Society

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas/Facebook

State Assemblymember Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) shared her experience as a Greek immigrant and discussed Greek American life in Astoria for the Queens Historical Society’s “Immigrant Voices.”

Simotas came to Astoria from Greece with her parents when she was a baby and became the first woman to represent her district on the assembly floor in 2010.

The talk took place on October 17 at the Historical Society’s Kingsland Homestead in Flushing. She spoke about the history of Greek migration to the US and what life was like for them at first.

“It is now very difficult to immigrate and very, very difficult to get a green card, plus it’s now cost prohibitive for immigrants to think about purchasing a house in Astoria,” Simotas said.

Councilmember Koo To Announce Free Flu Shots

City Council Member Peter Koo/via Facebook

City Councilmember Peter Koo (D-Flushing, Murray Hill) will join NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital to announce a free flu shot event in the community.

The event will be on October 28 at Koo’s district office at 135-27 38 Ave, Suite 388.

Koo will make the announcement today at 1pm, but don’t wait until then to mark the date on your calendar.



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