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Convicted Rego Park money launderer gets more than a decade behind bars: Feds

Mar. 20, 2023 By Bill Parry A Rego Park businessman will spend more than a decade in federal prison for laundering millions of dollars obtained from computer hacking, healthcare fraud, defrauding a government agency and operating an international unlicensed money-transmitting business. Djonibek Rahmankulov, 35, was sentenced to 121 months in prison on March 17 after…
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NYS Pavilion restoration project in Flushing Meadows Corona Park wins coveted preservation award

Mar. 17, 2023 By Bill Parry The New York Landmarks Conservancy announced that the $24 million restoration of the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park will be a recipient of the 2023 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards next month, which recognizes individuals, organizations and building owners for their contributions to the city….
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St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital in Bayside receives $50K grant for device that helps kids with mobility difficulties to walk independently

Mar. 17, 2023 By Ethan Marshall St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children on March 17 received a $50,000 grant from the Marilyn Lichtman Foundation for a new Trexo Plus device that will allow children with Cerebral Palsy and other mobility difficulties to experience independent walking. The Trexo Plus device gently moves a child’s legs in…
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Beloved Queens superintendent retiring after 14 years

Mar. 17, 2023 By Julia Moro After 14 years of service, widely beloved District 24 Superintendent Madelene Chan is retiring.  Members of the community, students and the Department of Education (DOE) all had nothing but amazing things to say about the longtime educator.  District 24 covers schools in Ridgewood, Maspeth, Glendale, Middle Village, Elmhurst, Corona,…
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Removing abandoned vessels from Jamaica Bay will be expedited under legislation passed by City Council

Mar. 17, 2023 By Bill Parry The City Council voted unanimously to approve legislation sponsored by Councilwomen Joann Arola and Selvena Brooks-Powers to amend the city charter to create a marine debris disposal and vessel surrendering office. This will make it easier to clear the city’s shores of derelict boats often abandoned in the outer…
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