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City’s Health Care Program Coming to Queens

June 9, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York City’s health care program for low-income New Yorkers is coming to Queens as the city begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The effort to guarantee health care for all New Yorkers called NYC Care is expected to reach 44,000 Queens residents. The program provides New York… Read more »

Just One Percent of New Yorkers Tested for COVID-19 Have Virus: Mayor

June 9, 2020 By Allie Griffin The number of New Yorkers testing positive for COVID-19 has dropped to almost zero. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that only 1 percent of residents who took the test Sunday tested positive — the latest data available. “That is an amazing statement on what all of you have… Read more »

Forest Hills Store Sells $58,000 Winning Lottery Ticket

June 9, 2020 By Michael Dorgan. A Forest Hills shop has sold a winning lottery ticket worth nearly $58,000. The winning Take 5 ticket was purchased at Yellowstone Convenience Store, located at 71-69 Yellowstone Blvd., according to the New York Lottery. The lucky winner matched all five numbers to clinch the top prize of $57,834.50…. Read more »

Three Men Hold Up Woodhaven Pharmacy at Gunpoint, Steal $2,000

June 9, 2020 By Allie Griffin Three armed men held customers at gunpoint inside a Woodhaven pharmacy Monday and took off with their wallets and more than $2,000. The trio entered Good Health Pharmacy, located at 79-28 Jamaica Ave., around 6:40 p.m., held up their guns and announced that it was a robbery, police said…. Read more »

Flushing Community Comes Together to Support Black New Yorkers

June 8, 2020 By Allie Griffin The Flushing community came together at a rally Friday to show their support for black New Yorkers. A group of local officials, community leaders and Flushing organizations rallied and issued an open letter to condemn police brutality against black people throughout the U.S. and demand reforms to the NYPD…. Read more »

Permits Filed for 14-Story Commercial Building on Union Street

June 8, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Building permits have been filed for a 14-story commercial building on Union Street in Flushing. The plans call for a 189-foot-tall structure on a vacant lot at 37-16 Union Street, according to documents filed with the Department of Buildings on June 5. The building will include ground floor retail;… Read more »

De Blasio Staffers Protest Admin’s Handling of George Floyd Demonstrations

June 8, 2020 By Allie Griffin Hundreds of City Hall employees held a rally downtown this morning to protest the way Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD have handled the demonstrations over the past week. The de Blasio staffers, consisting of both current and former employees, assembled at City Hall Park and demanded that… Read more »

Get Tested for COVID-19: Here’s Where to in Queens

June 8, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York City started Phase 1 of its reopening today and city officials are calling on all New Yorkers to get tested. The city has significantly ramped up its testing capacity–as officials works toward a full reopening. Previously, only the elderly, those with underlying conditions, first responders and health… Read more »

De Blasio Announces Funding Cuts and Reforms to NYPD

June 8, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to slash funding to the NYPD and implement a series of reforms within the department. The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop last month coupled with a series of recent NYPD beatings at protests has led to calls to defund the… Read more »