Queens borough president, southeast Queens lawmaker launch Downtown Jamaica Improvement Council

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Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and Councilwoman Nantasha Williams on Thursday, May 12, announced the formation of the Downtown Jamaica Improvement Council, an interagency panel that will work to improve conditions in the community. 

The Downtown Jamaica Improvement Council, which is made up of community stakeholders, elected officials and city agencies, held its first meeting on Wednesday, May 11. The new group will help streamline communication between all involved partners; spur the completion of projects to improve quality-of-life for area residents; and support the economic vitality of one of Queens’ major transportation and commercial hubs. 

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