Eastern Queens pol delivers food to seniors


After recovering from COVID-19 last month, Councilman Barry Grodenchik has been staying active in the eastern Queens community.

Last week, the Queens councilman joined Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center in Little Neck to deliver meals to homebound seniors and people with compromised immune systems. He delivered meals to six households in Little Neck.

The Commonpoint center has shut its doors, but not its business of serving the community.

“It was my honor to volunteer for Commonpoint Queens delivering food to residents of Eastern Queens,” Grodenchik said. “I thank Commonpoint for the tens of thousands of meals that it has delivered to seniors across Queens County and for all that the agency continues to do.

State brings COVID-19 antibody test to Flushing


New York state officials brought COVID-19 antibody testing to Flushing over the weekend, Congresswoman Grace Meng announced today.

The testing site conducted almost 200 random tests of local residents each day – 179 on Friday and 183 on Saturday. The tests were performed throughout the morning and afternoon.

Participants had their blood samples drawn from their fingers for the test.

“This antibody testing is an important tool in our fight against COVID-19,” Meng said. “It is critical to know how many New Yorkers have been infected with the virus in order to help with reopening our state.”