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Quacking for help: Maspeth duck finds a new home thanks to neighborly allies

Olivette Maspeth Duck. Got any grapes?

May. 24, 2024 By Anthony Medina Queens resident Christina Wilkinson says it was on Mother’s Day when she first spotted what appeared to be a female Mallard duck sleeping behind the fence of Mount Olivet Cemetery in Maspeth. The duck was discovered with some missing feathers and near a bowl of water, in desperate need…
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Queens County Bar Association celebrates installation of officers and awards presentation at annual dinner

Queens County Bar Association Dinner

May. 24, 2024 By Czarinna Andres and Paul Frangipane The Queens County Bar Association (QCBA) held its 147th Annual Dinner on Wednesday, May 22, at Terrace on the Park in Flushing. The event marked a significant occasion with the installation of new officers and the presentation of the prestigious Charles W. Froessel Award. Arthur Terranova,…
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Queens Council Member proposes a new bill to have NYC DOT and Parks team-up for tree care

The NYC Parks Department obtained almost $10 million dollars in funding from the city and State for projects made to improve parts of the park, with some work said to begin later this year and into 2024.

May. 24, 2024 By Anthony Medina The placement of tree guards across New York City could soon fall under the joint responsibility of the Department of Transportation and the city’s Parks Department if a new bill introduced by Council Member Robert Holden is signed into law. Holden, who represents District-30 in City Council, introduced several…
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Senator Stavisky, a longtime education advocate, receives SUNY medal of honor

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May. 24, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, the first woman to chair the Senate Committee on Higher Education, was honored with a SUNY medal this week for her longtime advocacy of education.  The distinction came on the 50th anniversary of SUNY’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), which covers the full cost…
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Pepper spray incident at Flushing middle school injures dozens

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May. 24, 2024 By Athena Dawson and Bill Parry Chaos erupted at a middle school in Flushing on Thursday morning when a pepper spray device was discharged in the school cafeteria, affecting dozens of students and staff. The incident occurred at 10:40 a.m. at P.S./M.S. 219, located at 144-39 Gravett Rd. Police reported that 43…
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