Source: Queens Chronicle
Food cart owners operating in the Jackson Heights and Corona sections of City Council District 25 have joined a voluntary pilot project to keep the streets clean, especially around their carts, says a report published in Queens Chronicle.
Data released by the public advocate's office finds that small businesses in the outer boroughs receive a disproportionate number of visits by city inspectors, and consequently, a higher amount of fines, the Queens Chronicle and The Riverdale Press report.
A street in Bayside, Queens, is scheduled to be renamed after Salman Hamdani, a Pakistani-American who gave his life helping others on 9/11 and was first misidentified as a terrorist, the Queens Chronicle reports.
In today's roundup of coverage of the New York City Council's Districting Commission, which has held a series of hearings in each of the five boroughs, we found: discussions of a unified Asian-Latino district; the absence of Latinos at the Queens hearing; and popular support for reuniting Richmond Park and Ozone Park in one district.
Today in our roundup from New York's community and ethnic press, we have a crack-down on Korean businesses; an op-ed about what President Barack Obama's shift on immigration policy means for Haitians; a Muslim charter school opening in Flushing; and the passing of Richard Cosby, war hero and father of journalist Rita Cosby.
Today from the ethnic and community press we have a chilling report on human trafficking, an update on the Jewish Daily Forward's investigation into a federal program that helps non-profits prepare for terror attacks, and an immigrants' art exhibit in Queens.
Even as the controversy rages over a monument in New Jersey commemorating the wartime rape of Korean “Comfort Women" by the Japanese army in World War II, plans for a similar monument in Queens are in the works, the Queens Chronicle reported.