Second in a Series of Regional Town Halls Slated for Tuesday, October 19 at 6:30 PM

(October 18, 2021 at 12:30pm)

QUEENS, NY – As part of an effort to address outstanding issues impacting the residents of Southeast Queens, Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. will hold the second in his series of regional town hall meetings tomorrow, October 19 at 6:30 PM.

The town hall will occur at the Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College, located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica, and will feature representatives from City agencies like the New York City Police Department, the New York City Housing Authority, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and others. The representatives will listen to concerns raised by the community members in attendance and work to correct any problems brought up.

Borough President Richards, representatives from Community Boards 10, 12, 13 and 14, and local elected officials will also be in attendance to gather feedback on local issues from the Southeast Queens community.

The October 19 town hall is co-sponsored by Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., State Senator Leroy Comrie, State Senator James Sanders Jr., Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman, Assembly Member Clyde Vanel, Council Member Adrienne Adams, Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers, Council Member James Gennaro, and Council Member I. Daneek Miller.

All those who wish to attend the town hall must present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or the results of a recent negative COVID-19 test. Masks will have to be worn at all times during the event.

Due to space constraints, members of the media who plan to attend must RSVP via email at [email protected] or via phone at 718-286-2640. Members of the general public who wish to attend should RSVP at www.queensbp.org/rsvp.

Those who cannot attend the town hall in person can watch a live broadcast on QPTV on Spectrum channel 1995; RCN channel 82, or Verizon channel 34. The town hall will also be livestreamed at www.QPTV.org.

Borough President Richards previously held a town hall for Northwest Queens on September 22. He will hold future regional town halls for Northeast Queens and Southwest Queens.

WHAT:         Borough President Richards to Host Town Hall in Jamaica

WHEN:         Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM

WHERE:       Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS, Queens Borough President

                       Representatives from City agencies

                        Representatives from Community Boards 10, 12, 13, and 14

                        Elected officials and community leaders

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