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Annual Dragon Boat Festival kicks off festivities with ceremony in Times Square

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Jul. 12, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann The annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, coming to Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens on Aug. 3 and 4, kicked off its festivities with the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Awakening Ceremony in Times Square on July 11. Festivities included a performance by the New…
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Hundreds attend grand opening of first Raising Cane’s in Queens

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Jul. 11, 2024 By Ethan Marshall and Angelica Vivas Hundreds of Queens residents lined up outside 39-20 Main St. in Flushing Tuesday, July 9, to get a bite to eat from the first Queens location of the popular chicken finger restaurant chain Raising Cane’s during its grand opening. Despite the 90-degree heat, these people overcame…
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GatewayJFK and NYPD clear over 30 abandoned vehicles in Jamaica cleanup operation


Jul. 11, 2024 By Athena Dawson Over 30 abandoned vehicles were removed in a section of Jamaica as a part of a widespread tow operation orchestrated between GatewayJFK Business Improvement District, NYPD’s 105th and 113th Precincts and NYPD Patrol Borough Queens South.  The cleanups, which took place last month, removed abandoned, derelict vehicles, including cars,…
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Campaign launches to enroll NYC affordable housing residents, including Baisley Park Gardens in Jamaica, in community solar


Jul. 10, 2024 By Ethan Marshall A global investment company has launched a campaign to enroll NYC affordable housing residents into community solar. The clean energy technology platform and solar servicer Perch Energy has partnered with the global investment manager Nuveen to offer thousands of low-and-moderate income NYC residents of properties owned by Nuveen access…
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Video of alleged gunman released in fatal 4th of July shooting in St. Albans: NYPD


Jul. 10, 2024 By Bill Parry

Homicide detectives from the 113th Precinct in Jamaica and Patrol Borough Queens South have come up with a brief snippet of surveillance video that shows a masked gunman sprinting across Montauk Street during a fatal shooting of a Howard Beach man in St. Albans during the morning of the 4th of July.

Council Member Joann Ariola secures $31 Million for Queens District 32 in NYC budget


Jul. 10, 2024 By Anthony Medina Queens City Council Member Joann Ariola, representing City Council District 32 residents, has secured $31 million in funding as part of the recently approved New York City Council budget for fiscal year 2025.  The councilwoman steered millions of dollars to help maintain vital services and organizations this year in…
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