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Jamaica man gets 22 years for gunning down a teen on a Rochdale street, other crimes: DA

Mar. 14, 2023 By Bill Parry Jamaica resident Tyseam McRae was sentenced to 22 years in prison for manslaughter, assault and robbery for three separate incidents in southeast Queens, including the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in Rochdale in 2019, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Tuesday, March 14. McRae, 21, of 152nd Street,…
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Queens community members celebrate street sign unveiling of ‘Little Bangladesh Way’ in Ozone Park

Mar. 13, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Queens elected officials, community leaders and residents in Ozone Park gathered for a street co-naming ceremony on Friday, March 10, recognizing the corner of Drew Street and 101st Avenue as “Little Bangladesh Way,” in honor of the vibrant Bangladeshi community in the borough.  Councilwoman Joann Ariola authored the City…
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QueensLink hosting town hall meeting in Ozone Park, giving residents a chance to sound off on city’s plan for long-dormant train line

Mar. 13, 2023 By Bill Parry Ozone Park residents and transportation advocates from around the borough will be able to ensure their voices are heard on Thursday, March 16, during QueensLink’s town hall. The meeting at MS 137 America’s School of Heroes will allow QueensLink the opportunity to ask the community how best to meet…
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DA Katz lands endorsements from pair of Queens Congress members in re-election bid

Mar. 10, 2023 By Bill Parry A week after Queens Borough President Donovan Richards endorsed the re-election campaign of Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, two longtime members of Congress have followed suit. Congresswoman Grace Meng and Congressman Gregory Meeks threw their support behind Katz who is facing a challenge in June’s Democratic primary. “Melinda Katz…
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York College receives more than $1 million in funding for environmental research in southeast Queens

Mar. 10, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed York College has received more than $1 million in funding from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to examine the environmental and health effects of climate change in southeast Queens.  The $1,344,622 grant awarded to York College is provided as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Cumulative Health Impacts at…
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