Press Releases

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar Presents $22,500 Check to W.O.R.K.S. Little League

South Queens, NY – On Saturday, Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar (D-AD 38) joined W.O.R.K.S Little League for its 2022 Awards Luncheon at the Deshi Senior Center in Ozone Park. At the event, she presented the league with a check for $22,500, a historic...

Statement on Arrest of Alleged Perpetrators of Hate Crime in Woodhaven

South Queens, New York – I am gratified to report that two women were arrested yesterday for the violent assault of a Queens resident on an MTA Bus in my hometown of Woodhaven. I thank the 102nd Precinct, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell, and...

Governor Signs into Law Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar’s Bill to Support Crime Victims in their Time of Need

South Queens, NY – Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law A7502, a bill Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar (D-AD 38) passed with bipartisan support that aids victims of the crimes of gross reckless endangerment. Under this new law, victims of these crimes...

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar Presents Fourth Annual Queens Rockfest on July 9th

South Queens, NY - Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar (D-AD 38) is proud to present the Fourth Annual Queens Rockfest. The brainchild of Queens musician George Wasek, Queens Rockfest is a celebration of the finest musical artists whose careers began in the...

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar Hosts Celebration for Woodhaven’s Birthday

South Queens, NY — On Saturday, Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar (D-AD 38) introduced her historic resolution commemorating Woodhaven’s Birthday to the Woodhaven community.The Assemblywoman created and passed the first-of-its-kind resolution...

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar’s Statement on Passing of Dominick Andrea Rubino Brienza

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South Queens, New York — I join all of Woodhaven in mourning the passing today of our beloved neighbor Dominick Andrea Rubino Brienza. A neighborhood fixture for over six decades, Dominick came to America from Monteleone di Puglia in Italy as a...

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar's Statement on the Occasion of the Funeral of FDNY Firefighter Timothy Klein

South Queens - Today, as we lay to rest FDNY Firefighter Timothy Klein, our entire state joins together to honor and mourn one of New York’s Bravest. He died risking his own life to save others. He will forever be remembered in our hearts as a hero.A...

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar Hosts At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution at District Office

South Queens, New York – With record-breaking numbers of COVID-19 cases in the city due to the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar (D-AD 38) has organized a free distribution of at-home rapid COVID-19 tests at her district...

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar’s Landmark Legislative Package to Protect Domestic Workers is Signed into Law by Governor

South Queens, New York – Two landmark bills passed by New York State Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar (D-AD 38) were signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul just as 2021 came to a close. The bills, A6077A and A8007, expand benefits and protections...

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar’s Statement on Passing of Lew Simon

South Queens, NY - I offer my deepest condolences to the family and many friends of Lew Simon. A District Leader and Rockaway institution, Lew was a dedicated community leader and public servant who came to the aid of so many people in their time of need....

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar to Host Press Conference and Vigil in Memory of Rita Persaud

South Queens, NY — Tomorrow, Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar (D-AD 38) will host a press conference and vigil in memory of Ritawantee “Rita” Persaud, a beloved leader in New York’s Guyanese community who died in a hit-and-run crash...

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar Statement on Spree of Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in South Queens

South Queens, NY — I am deeply shocked and saddened that South Queens has witnessed three anti-Muslim hate crimes in just over a month, as recently as this past Sunday. On June 20, someone reportedly approached a man and woman in South Queens while...

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar Invites Young Readers to Join the Summer Reading Challenge

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South Queens, NY — As temperatures rise and COVID-19 restrictions ease, New Yorkers are enjoying a summer spending time outside with friends and family. But summer is also the perfect time to sit down with a good book. This year, Assemblywoman Jenifer...

Statement from Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar on Shooting in Woodhaven

Woodhaven, NY — I condemn in the strongest of terms the outrageous and inexcusable drive-by shooting of three people last night at 77th Street in Woodhaven. This comes only two weeks after the neighborhood witnessed a shooting in broad daylight...

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar Sponsoring Two Live Music Events in Her District This Weekend

Woodhaven, NY - Woodhaven will be abuzz with celebration this weekend, with events Saturday and Sunday sponsored by Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar in the heart of her district. On Saturday, June 26 from 10am to 8pm, the people of Queens will rock out...

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar Introduces Bill to Establish Diwali as a School Holiday in New York

South Queens, New York — Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar introduced a new bill in the State Assembly (Bill #A7062), which establishes Diwali as a school holiday in New York.Rajkumar, the first Hindu-American and first South Asian woman ever elected...

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar is Appointed by Speaker Heastie to the Subcommittee on Diversity Law

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar’s Statement on the Passing of Rev. Fr. Paul C. Palmiotto

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This week, I join hundreds if not thousands of people in my district in mourning the loss of Rev. Fr. Paul C. Palmiotto, known in the community as Father Paul. In his many years of service in the priesthood as Pastor of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin...

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar Works with Charitable Organization to Donate Laptops to Children

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Woodhaven, New York – Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar, representative of Assembly District 38, has partnered with the Zara Realty Charitable Foundation of Queens to donate 13 Chromebook laptops to the families and children who lost their homes in...