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Amidst the city scrambling to find space to house an influx of asylum seekers and increasing homeless in New York City, one former Ozone Park shelter has been reactivated to meet the demand.

“The need for space has a direct correlation to New York being a sanctuary city,” Councilwoman Joann Ariola (R-Ozone Park) told the Chronicle.

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Communities across the country joined together with their police precincts for the 39th annual National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday night. The event aims to raise crime- and drug-prevention awareness, generate support of anti-crime programs, enhance community partnerships and send a message that the communities are fighting back against crime.

Resources are handed out from NYPD units, community organizations and city agencies.

WORKS Little League held its annual awards luncheon last Saturday at the Deshi Center in Ozone Park and was in turn awarded with a check to the tune of $22,500. Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar presented the group with a check representing state funding she secured for them.

The group serves children with special needs ages 4 through 18 and has been operating since 1958. Rajkumar also presented proclamations to volunteer coaches Jash Boodrham and Laura Latham.

The Ozone Park Library will reopen for full service for the first time in more than two years following a roof replacement.

The opening, which will take place on Tuesday, August 2 at 1 p.m., is ahead of schedule. The Chronicle reported back in May that, according to a Queens Public Library spokesperson, the branch was scheduled to open in the fall.

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The Ozone Park Library will reopen for full service for the first time in more than two years following a roof replacement.

The opening, which will take place on Tuesday, August 2 at 1 p.m., is ahead of schedule. The Chronicle reported back in May that, according to a Queens Public Library spokesperson, the branch was scheduled to open in the fall.