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Legal Cannabis Shop Cleared To Open in Astoria After Two-Month Battle

  By John Schilling Ozone Park resident Jeremy Rivera sat at home back in April, nervously awaiting an email that could change his life as he knew it.  A three-time convicted felon on various drug charges who reinvented himself as the head of a construction company post-incarceration, Rivera sought a new beginning for himself once… Read more »

Revived ‘West Queens Independent Democratic Club’ to host forum with Congresswoman Velázquez in Sunnyside Sunday

Oct. 12, 2023 By Michael Dorgan An independent Democratic-leaning political club that was inactive for years has been revived and members are holding a meeting this Sunday in Sunnyside where Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez is scheduled to speak. The West Queens Independent Democratic Club (WQIDC), which was established during the Vietnam War, will host the meeting… Read more »

New Apex Technical School facility opens in Long Island City

Oct. 12, 2023 By Nevine Salameh Apex Technical School opened its new facility in Long Island City on Sept. 14, intending to expand and offer its high-level education in construction trades to more.  The new facility is centrally located at 11-05 44th Dr., providing better accessibility to public transportation for commuting students.  The school will… Read more »

LIC: Challenges and opportunities of NYC’s fastest growing neighborhood

Oct. 11, 2023 By Laura Rothrock In recent years, Long Island City (LIC) has been flooded with interest, investment and opportunity.  Iconic signs for Pepsi-Cola and Swingline Bakery harken back to a legacy of industry, which laid the foundation for the Long Island City of today: a rapidly-growing center of arts, culture and commerce easily… Read more »

Queens’ Jewish community hurts for loved ones in Israel 


Oct. 10, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan New York City is home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the world, with a population of 1.6 million totaling greater than the Jewish population in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem combined. Each borough has its enclaves where that concentration is felt and seen. While Brooklyn is known…
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Cops seek suspect who slashed man during daylight robbery in Woodside

Oct. 10, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A man was slashed by a knife-wielding suspect during a daylight robbery in Woodside on Tuesday morning, Oct. 10, according to police sources. Police said the robbery took place at around 10:50 a.m., when the victim was attacked at 53-22 39th Ave., a two-story detached house, although cops said… Read more »