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Heeding repeated calls from Queens’ elected leaders over the last few weeks, Mayor de Blasio announced Sunday that he would be expanding the list of priority vaccine neighborhoods into four more Queens areas.
It’s the first time the mayor has modified the targets of his vaccine command center since its unveiling in December. The group’s goal is to target neighborhoods with attention to racial demographics that were hardest hit by the pandemic. In December, de Blasio described its function as coordinating the vaccine response between public and private providers including urgent care clinics, pharmacies, hospitals and community vaccination sites.
Melissa Bair, a licensed midwife, gave birth to both her children — now 6 and 10 — at home in Woodside.
Borough and city leaders have been paying tribute to former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman, who passed away Sunday at age 94.
Published reports said she died at home after a bout with cancer. Information on services was not yet available.
Cook County in Illinois now has the most coronavirus cases of any county in the United States with Queens dropping to second, according to the…
The city on Wednesday added just under two miles of open streets and nearly a full mile of temporary bike paths in Queens to its roster of temporary open space.
The streets were part of 12 more miles of open roads and nine miles of temporary bike lanes announced by Mayor de Blasio and Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg.