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Joe Hennessy, Longtime CB6 Chair, Passes Away From Covid-19

April 14, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Joe Hennessy, a Forest Hills resident and long-time Community Board 6 Chair, died from COVID-19 complications Thursday. He was 82. Hennessy chaired CB6 – which represents the areas of Forest Hills and Rego Park – up until September 2019. He was chair for about 30 years. He was president… Read more »

Number of COVID-19 Patients in ICU Increased Sunday: Mayor

April 14, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York City is continuing to flatten the COVID-19 curve, although it suffered a setback over the weekend with the number of coronavirus patients in the ICU going up, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today. The number of people in the ICU at the city’s public hospitals for coronavirus… Read more »

MTA Plans ‘Horn Blast Salute’ to Honor Frontline Workers

April 14, 2020 By Michael Dorgan New York’s transport services are coming together to salute frontline workers who have been keeping the state’s public transportation network running throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Trains, buses and ferries from various transportation bodies across the state and New York metropolitan area will take part in a simultaneous horn blast… Read more »

Former CNBC Anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera Has Raised $1 Million to Challenge AOC for NY-14 Seat

April 14, 2020 By Allie Griffin A former CNBC anchor and Sunnyside resident Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has raised approximately $1 million in campaign funds to take on liberal congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the NY-14 seat. Caruso-Cabrera will report $800,000 for the first quarter ending March 31 — after expenses — tomorrow, according to her campaign office…. Read more »

New York City Will Begin Making Its Own Coronavirus Tests, Key to Reopening Economy

April 14, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York City will begin making its own coronavirus test kits, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today. The City’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will create a supply chain through New York City-based companies to create the tests and will also buy tests from an Indiana-based firm to reach 100,000… Read more »

Trader Joe’s to Close Rego Park Store for a Day for COVID-19 Cleaning

April 14, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Trader Joe’s is temporarily shutting some of its stores to carry out COVID-19 cleaning and sanitization work this month– including its Rego Park location where an employee raised concerns about worker safety in the face of the pandemic last month. The Rego Park location at 90-30 Metropolitan Ave. will… Read more »

Parents With Kids in School District 30 Eligible for Emergency Relief Funds

April 14, 2020 By Christian Murray Many parents with children who attend public schools in District 30 have a chance to win a $150 gift card to help cover emergency expenses. Parents with kindergarten, first grade and second grade children in District 30 schools are automatically in a draw to win the $150 gift cards… Read more »

Woman Robs Capital One Bank Branch in Sunnyside Monday

April 13, 2020, By Michael Dorgan Police are searching for a woman who robbed the Capital One Bank branch in Sunnyside today. The suspect allegedly entered the 40-02 Queens Blvd. bank at around 4:30 p.m. and started yelling, according to police. She then handed over a note to a teller, although police did not know… Read more »

50 Employees with the DOE Have Died From COVID-19, Officials Say

April 14, 2020 By Christian Murray Fifty employees with the Department of Education have died from COVID-19, the agency announced Monday. City officials said that 48 of the deceased were school-based employees—consisting of 21 teachers, 22 paraprofessionals and other workers. The DOE, which has been criticized for the delay in releasing the data, also said… Read more »