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Thiago Oliveira

A Brazilian from birth, I came to the United States to fulfill his dream of completing his undergraduate at an American institution. I am a recent graduate with a pre-Medical curriculum and a B.A. in Politics from New York University. I have extensive knowledge in the fields of comparative politics, international politics, and political theory. Also, I am currently a candidate for the 2022 medical school cycle.

Queensbridge Water Break
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Queensbridge Water Break

On Tuesday, June 7th, numerous homes in Queensbridge were left without water. According to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) a main water break took place along Vernon Boulevard between 41st Avenue...

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June 18, 2022
NYC Free Tax Prep
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NYC Free Tax Prep

Tax Day is less than one month away. We want to remind a few services available to tax payors during this tax season. Co-founded by OANA board member Bishop Mitchell Taylor, Urban Upbound is offering...

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March 21, 2022
Port Authority Stakeholder Input
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Port Authority Stakeholder Input

In a press release posted on March 2, 2022, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is seeking guidance from stakeholders on 14 potential mass transit options to LaGuardia Airport. They will also...

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March 07, 2022
New NYC Ferry Point Park Stop In Throgs Neck
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New NYC Ferry Point Park Stop In Throgs Neck

The NYC Ferry’s Throgs Neck/Ferry Point Park landing in the Soundview Route officially opened on Tuesday, December 28th, 2021. The new stop is expected to facilitate travel for Throgs Neck residents to parts of Manhattan....

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December 28, 2021
Hearings on Congestion Pricing Coming Soon
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Hearings on Congestion Pricing Coming Soon

The public will have the opportunity to voice their opinion in September on the New York state’s plan to toll drivers when entering Manhattan below 60th Street. Old Astoria Neighborhood Association urges everyone to participate...

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September 07, 2021
Hurricane Ida Service Centers
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Hurricane Ida Service Centers

The heavy rain generated by Hurricane Ida disrupted the lives of many New Yorkers, including those living in Astoria. As a result, the NYC Emergency Management and the NYC Department of Social Services announced on...

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September 06, 2021
Illegal Propane Tank Storage In Astoria
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Illegal Propane Tank Storage In Astoria

A business owner was arrested on Thursday, August 26, 2021, for illegally storing more than 100 propane tanks at an Astoria warehouse located at 8-51 Astoria Blvd. Hany Arafa, the owner of a Halal Food...

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September 04, 2021
Child Tax Credit Benefit Program
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Child Tax Credit Benefit Program

Bishop Mitchell G. Taylor, the senior pastor for the Center of Hope International and frequent guest during OANA monthly meetings and outreach, was featured in a recent NBC News video broadcast. The report narrates the...

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August 25, 2021
New Floating Hospital Location
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New Floating Hospital Location

The Floating Hospital has moved to a new location. The new clinic has a bigger space to attend to patients, modern facilities to improve care, and expanded services. The hospital’s new location is at 21-01...

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August 22, 2021
25-10 42nd Road Project Post
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25-10 42nd Road Project Post

A construction authorization has been filed for a ten-story building in Long Island City, Queens. The edifice is located at 25-10 42nd Road, intersecting Crescent Street and 42nd Road. The lot is one block away...

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August 19, 2021
Greenspace Live Performance Event
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Greenspace Live Performance Event

Live performances return to Green Space. Kicking off this special evening is the Take Root series with an excerpt from Valerie Green/Dance Entropy’s “HOME” project, culminating a residency with visiting choreographer Bassam Abou Diab from...

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August 19, 2021
Queens Public Library Time Capsule
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Queens Public Library Time Capsule

Monday, June 7, 2021, marked a memorable moment in the history of The Queens Public Library (QPL). In celebration of the library’s 125 anniversary, Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott was joined...

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June 10, 2021