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In Queens, it was a good night on Tuesday for incumbents, many of whom are poised to avoid instant runoff and claim victory outright after abs…
The fourth Queens International Children’s Festival will be held this weekend at the Jamaica Performance Arts Center’s lawn, according to the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, the art center presenting the event.
The two-day family friendly event was paused from last year, but following CDC-approved guidelines and safety protocols, the fest will be able to go on by allowing 150 people who RSVP at a time within JPAC’s lawn at 153-10 Jamaica Ave. on June 12 and June 13 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Two Democratic candidates have made challenges to incumbent Adrienne Adams (D-Jamaica), who has served since winning a special election in 2017, and holding onto it in a general election.
District 28 includes Jamaica, Richmond Hill, Rochdale Village and South Ozone Park, and encompasses a hub of Queens’ South Asian populations, among other new immigrant groups, on the western side and a predominantly African-American constituency to the east. The Chronicle has presented the candidates in alphabetical order. The primary is June 22.
A vandal or vandals have spray-painted swastikas and hate graffiti throughout the Queens Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Elmhurst Park.
Doug Williams, president of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 in Queens, was at the site Wednesday afternoon as police from the NYPD’s 110th Precinct investigated the crime.
Ivan Mossop, a tax accountant from Rochdale Village, is running on the Republican ticket for District 28. On the Democratic side of things are incumbent City Councilwoman Adrienne Adams (D-Jamaica), former City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) and the Richmond Hill Sikh activist Japneet Singh.
“I’m very puzzled about Ruben Wills running,” said Mossop. “I haven’t seen his presence in Rochdale Village, but it has created a primary situation along with Japneet Singh.”
Mayor de Blasio is proposing to frontload a great deal of the federal bailout money in his request for the largest budget in city history.
The mayor on Monday submitted a $98.6 billion request for the budget taking effect on July 1, which would be an increase of $10.4 billion over the present fiscal year.