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Jamaica man indicted on attempted murder, rape charges in rooftop attack: DA

Aug. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry A Queens grand jury indicted Jerson Vasquez on attempted murder, rape and other charges for allegedly arranging to meet a woman for paid sex and then beating her and then robbing her in Jamaica, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on Aug. 29. Vasquez, 23, of 170th Street in…
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Two Queens men charged with possessing stockpile of illegal firearms, ammo in Jamaica: DA

Aug. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry Two Jamaica men were criminally charged with possessing an arsenal of illegal weapons and stockpiles of ammunition, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Tuesday morning. The co-defendants were arrested last week after law enforcement agencies executed search warrants at their homes and other locations, where they found a dozen…
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Three Queens organizations awarded grants from The New York Women’s Foundation

Aug. 25, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Three Queens nonprofit organizations were recently announced as recipients of The New York Women’s Foundation’s (NYWF) latest round of grantmaking, totaling $2.57 million across 34 organizations in the city advancing reproductive justice, safety, healing and shifting the narrative to support cultural change.  This grantmaking solidifies the foundation’s commitment to women, girls and gender-expansive people across NYC. The foundation will provide a total disbursement of $1,040,000 across 13 organizations, including the LGBT Center Intercultural Collective in Jackson Heights and the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives in Elmhurst.   These organizations are included in groups…
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NYC one of most expensive weekend city breaks in country, according to study

Aug. 23, 2023 By Ethan Marshall A study conducted by the travel information site Scott and Yanling concluded that New York City is the second-most expensive city in the United States where people can take weekend getaways. Scott and Yanling concluded it costs $1,291 to spend the weekend in New York City. The study was…
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Hundreds of residents celebrate ‘Trinidad and Tobago’ street co-naming in Richmond Hill

Aug. 22, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Hundreds of residents on Sunday, Aug. 20 celebrated the co-naming of 131st Street and Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill as ‘Trinidad and Tobago Street,’ making it the first street to be named after the twin-island anywhere in the world.  In a festive celebration reminiscent of carnival, community leaders, elected…
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