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Following George Santos’ expulsion from Congress, state legislators gather in Douglaston to promote bill that would prevent other liars from taking office


Dec. 8, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Following the expulsion of George Santos from Congress, officials gathered outside his now empty office in Douglaston to rally support for “common sense” legislation inspired by his deceit of voters.  The bill, introduced by state Sen. John Liu and Assemblymember Gina Sillitti, calls for greater transparency in candidate disclosures….
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Ridgewood’s 104th Precinct commanding officer bids farewell as he joins Flushing’s 109th Precinct


Dec. 8, 2023 By Anthony Medina As of Friday, Dec. 8, Deputy Inspector Kevin Coleman, officially bid farewell to the 104th Precinct as he begins his new assignment as commanding officer of the 109th Precinct in Flushing.  In an email sent to the public on Thursday, Dec. 7, Coleman announced his reassignment and shared his thanks to the community for the opportunity to serve the neighborhoods of Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale.  “My assignment to the 104th Precinct has been an absolutely amazing experience and I will always remember my time here as one of my favorite assignments with…
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Nonprofit distributes more than 350 toys to Elmhurst Hospital patients


Dec. 8, 2023 By Ethan Marshall NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and the nonprofit enCourage Kids Foundation partnered to give away more than 350 toys to the kids at the hospital on Dec. 7. Mr. and Mrs. Met joined members of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and the enCourage Foundation to give out the toys. “Today is…
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DOH commissioner visits St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway


Dec. 8, 2023 By Ethan Marshall New York State Department of Health Commissioner James McDonald, M.D., M.P.H., paid a visit to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway Tuesday, Dec. 5. He was greeted by Queens leaders, as well as leaders from the hospital, and taken on a tour of the hospital’s many locations and amenities. This included a view of the areas currently being rebuilt, like the 11th floor of the hospital, which was damaged by a fire in September 2021. Other stops of the tour included the hospital’s Emergency Department, new Clinical Learning Center and the upcoming Ambulatory…
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Three masked gunmen sought in armed robbery of Laurelton deli: NYPD


Dec. 8, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from the 105th Precinct in Queens Village are looking for three suspects who robbed a Laurelton convenience store at gunpoint on the night of Sunday, Dec. 3. The three men walked into the 4 Star Deli & Grill at 218-30 Merrick Blvd. just before 10:30 p.m., pulled out…
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Two men sought in shooting at Ocean Bay apartments in the Rockaways last month that left teen wounded: NYPD


Dec. 8, 2023 By Bill Parry A teenager was shot and wounded in the Rockaways last month and the NYPD is still looking for the two gunmen who remain at large after they were captured on video surveillance firing their handguns. Police from the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway reported that at around 8:45 p.m. on the night of Sunday, Nov. 19, two young men were walking through a courtyard at the Ocean Bay apartments in Bayswater when they pulled out firearms and began shooting. A 15-year-old boy was struck in his left shoulder while the gunmen ran off westbound…
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Bayside man busted in Murray Hill sexual abuse investigation: NYPD


Dec. 8, 2023 By Bill Parry Detectives from the 109th Precinct in Flushing arrested a Bayside man and charged him with sex crimes, assault and kidnapping just days after he allegedly attacked a woman in Murray Hill. Myung Park, 40, of 47th Road near Oakland Lake was booked at the 109th Precinct on Dec. 7…
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Ung introduces legislation targeting retail stands and char broiling cooking in Queens


Dec. 8, 2023 By Rachel Butler Queens Council Member Sandra Ung introduced two pieces of legislation to address concerns over quality of life on New York City’s public sidewalks. The first piece of legislation will require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a site visit before the issuance or renewal of a stoop stand…
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Hochul unveils master plan to bring 2,800 housing units to Creedmoor campus in eastern Queens

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Dec. 7, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan A newly unveiled plan for the Creedmoor campus in eastern Queens seeks to bring 2,800 housing units alongside community amenities to the underutilized plot of land.  The 93-page Creedmoor Community Master Plan, made public by Governor Kathy Hochul on Dec. 6, proposes the revitalization of 48 acres of the 125 acre plot of the state-owned land. Currently 19 of the 25 buildings are sitting vacant. And in the past year, the site began to shelter some of the city’s new migrants in tent structures.  The plan proposes a grand total of 2,873 housing units…
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