Borough president holds first series of town halls in Astoria

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Queens Borough President Donovan Richards held a town hall on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Boys and Girls Club in Astoria to address issues impacting the residents of northwest Queens.

This was the first town hall in a series of meetings to address regional issues around the borough. Richards invited the Department of Transportation (DOT), Parks and Recreation, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and others to update the community on projects or support services available to them.

Brian Honan, the vice president of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations in NYCHA, alerted the community to the $1.2 trillion American Jobs Plan that would allocate $80 billion for public housing. 

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