Star of Queens: Edwin Westley, president, Jackson Heights Beautification Group


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Community Service: Headed by Edwin Westley, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group (JHBG) fills the neighborhood with music, nature and goodwill. Founded in 1988, this all-volunteer organization hosts street cleanups and orchestral concerts in addition to creating more green spaces and preserving the Jackson Heights historic district. Westley, who has been involved with JHBG for more […]

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Jackson Heights community rallies against Trade Fair


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Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Daniel Dromm

The Jackson Heights community is fed up with a local supermarket’s “un-Fair” procedures. Councilmember Daniel Dromm and neighborhood residents united on January 17 in front of Trade Fair, a supermarket located at 75-07 37th Avenue, to protest the grocer’s persistent violations of city laws and regulations. “Trade Fair’s violations have created an unsafe environment for […]

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Jackson Heights raises $250,000 to save school athletic field


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Within two weeks, families and advocates of Jackson Heights have raised $250,000 to prevent an athletic field owned by a private school from being taken over by a developer. The Garden School, which runs from nursery school through 12th grade, has been struggling financially and will sell its 29,000-square-foot athletic field located across from Travers […]

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Jackson Heights Goes Green


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One Queens community is going "green" to be clean. Over 100 volunteers gathered in November 2009 to find ways to reduce congestion, garbage, and increase their communities’ recreational space. Their numbers have grown to over 400 residents who seek the opinions of the Jackson Heights community on pressing environmental problems in the overcrowded district. “We […]

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