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IKEA Donating More Than 14,000 Products to Queens Families in Need

April 30, 2020 By Michael Dorgan IKEA is donating thousands of products to Queens-based organizations that will distribute them to families in need. The Swedish home ware and furniture giant is partnering with the Queens Borough President’s office to provide new bedding, towels, batteries, and children’s items to low-income families. The contribution is part of… Read more »

City to Hand Out Thousands of Free Face Coverings to New Yorkers at Parks

April 30, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York City will be handing out free face coverings to New Yorkers in an effort to further control the spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today. City workers will be distributing up to 100,000 face coverings in parks and playgrounds across the five boroughs from… Read more »

Men Wanted for Burglarizing Gas Stations Throughout Queens: NYPD

April 30, 2020 By Allie Griffin Two men plus a getaway driver have been burglarizing gas stations throughout Queens and have stolen thousands in cash and products. The pair first broke into a Long Island City gas station on March 26 by throwing a rock through the front door sometime during the night, police said…. Read more »

Queens Approaching 50,000 Cases of COVID-19

April 30, 2020 By Allie Griffin Queens is approaching 50,000 cases of COVID-19 as the pandemic continues to halt daily life in New York City. The World’s Borough continues to have the highest count of residents infected with the coronavirus among the five boroughs. Queens has had 49,559 residents inflicted with the deadly virus, while… Read more »

IKEA Rego Center Store Opening Pushed Back to Fall 2020 Due to COVID-19

April 29, 2020 By Michael Dorgan IKEA is delaying the opening of its new store at the Rego Center mall due to the coronavirus pandemic. The popular Swedish homeware and furniture store was expected to move into a 115,000 square foot space at the corner of Queens Boulevard and Junction Boulevard this summer. However, IKEA… Read more »

Queens Undergoes a Spike in Suicides as COVID-19 Crisis Rolls On

April 29, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Suicides in Queens have soared since COVID-19 broke out. The rate has doubled in the past six weeks compared to the same period in 2019, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office. The alarming numbers come at a time when Queens is being hit hard by the virus. The… Read more »

City to Provide Antibody Testing to 150,000 Healthcare Workers and First Responders

April 29, 2020 By Allie Griffin More than 150,000 healthcare workers and first responders will soon be able to undergo COVID-19 antibody testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today. The city is partnering with the US Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC to offer antibody testing at hospitals, firehouses, police stations and… Read more »

Constantinides Shares His Family’s COVID-19 Ordeal Via Zoom

April 28, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Council Member Costa Constantinides and his wife both tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month but are now on their way to making a full recovery. Constantinides provided a harrowing account of his experience — and his family’s — when he discussed it on a Zoom and Facebook Live… Read more »

Three Men Wanted for Posing as Cops in Botched Attempt to Steal Firearms: NYPD

April 29 2020, By Michael Dorgan Police are searching for three men who allegedly posed as cops in a failed attempt to steal firearms in Astoria earlier this month. On Tuesday, April 14 at around 12:35 p.m., three suspects broke into a residential dwelling in the vicinity of 12th Street and 30th Drive, police said…. Read more »