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Online Job Recruitment Fair to Be Held Wednesday, Hundreds of Jobs up for Grabs

May 10, 2020 By Michael Dorgan An online job recruitment fair will take place on Wednesday to help out of work residents find employment. The virtual fair, which is being spearheaded by Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee, will take place via the video-conferencing application Zoom on May 13 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m…. Read more »

More than 5,500 Queens Residents Have Been Killed by COVID-19: DOH

May 8, 2020 By Allie Griffin More than 5,500 Queens residents have been killed by COVID-19 since the virus took ahold of New York City in March, according to newly released data. In total, the coronavirus has killed 5,510 Queens residents and 19,702 New Yorkers across the five boroughs from March 11 through yesterday evening,… Read more »

Whitestone Grocers Arrested for Price Gouging of Face Masks

May 8, 2020 By Allie Griffin Two Queens men have been arrested and charged with price gouging for selling face masks for $45 a pack at a Whitestone grocery store. Tae Kyong Kim, 49, of College Point, and Jung Soo Lee, 61, of Bayside, sold the masks at Raspberry Farm grocery store, located at 150-15… Read more »

Astoria Man Charged With Selling Stolen COVID-19 Test Kits for $200 Each

May 8, 2020 By Michael Dorgan An Astoria man has been accused of selling stolen COVID-19 test kits for up to $200 each. Henry Sylvain Gindt II, 34, who lives on 38th Street, was charged in Pittsburgh on Thursday for selling the kits via his health and wellness websites YouHealth.shop and YouHealth.me. Gindt also promised… Read more »

Long Island City Antibody Testing Site Revealed

May 8, 2020 By Allie Griffin The location of the Long Island City antibody testing site announced yesterday has been revealed. The borough’s free antibody testing facility will be located at 34-09 Queens Blvd., according to Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer. The facility is one of five — one in each borough — that will… Read more »

Edible Queens Magazine Will Shutter at End of the Month

May 8, 2020 By Allie Griffin A magazine celebrating the diverse culinary offerings of the World’s Borough will shutter at the end of the month after struggling to stay afloat as the coronavirus pandemic has devastated the restaurant industry. Edible Queens will close at the end of the month after a three year run, publisher… Read more »

Queens City Council Members Want Department of Homeless Services Head Fired

May 8, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Queens Council Members Robert Holden and Eric Ulrich have called on the mayor to fire Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Steven Banks for failing to properly manage the city’s homeless crisis. The lawmakers, along with fellow city council member Joe Borelli, wrote to Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday demanding… Read more »

Woodside on the Move Faces Big Cuts as City Looks to Slash Budget

May 5, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Woodside on the Move, a non-profit organization that has served western Queens for decades, faces significant budget cuts that threaten much of its programming. Each year the group provides thousands of residents with essential services in areas like housing and immigration, and also offers after-school programming for hundreds of… Read more »