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Port Authority agreement reached to expand truck parking at JFK Airport, bringing relief to southeast Queens streets


Nov. 22, 2023 By Bill Parry Southeast Queens residents have complained of illegal truck parking around JFK Airport for years, a quality-of-life issue that was exasperated during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Nov. 21, the Port Authority Board of Governors approved a lease supplement with JFK AP LLC, the operator of a truck parking, fueling and…
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Sunday service at two Queens libraries ending this weekend


Nov. 22, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan This weekend will mark the final day of Sunday service at two Queens Public Library locations for the foreseeable future.  Central Library on Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica and Flushing Library on Main Street will no longer be open on Sundays as a result of citywide budget cuts for Fiscal…
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River Fund serves thousands of families for Thanksgiving, inspiring acts of kindness across Queens


Nov. 22, 2023 By Anthony Medina The River Fund, a nonprofit organization serving and feeding people in poverty for over 30 years, tended to thousands of families in need of help just in time for Thanksgiving in Richmond Hill on Saturday. Nov. 18. Thousands of people waited in a line stretching 15 blocks from the River Fund house, located at 89-11 Lefferts Blvd. in Richmond Hill, to get their hands on free produce, turkeys and health care items before the holiday. Sharon Ramoutar, a Woodhaven resident, living in a home of six, said she knew how the River Fund provided…
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Salvation Army Jamaica Citadel Corps donates 350 turkeys during annual giveaway


Nov. 22, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The Salvation Army Jamaica Citadel Corp hosted its annual turkey distribution events on Thursday, Nov. 16 and Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Jamaica. Approximately 350 turkeys and side dishes were donated to local neighbors during the events, which were hosted at the Salvation Army’s its food distribution center, located at 9023 161st St. in Jamaica. According to the Salvation Army Jamaica Citadel Corp, Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for many New Yorkers facing financial challenges and the turkey distribution events provide much-needed support for these individuals and their families. Those in need formed a…
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Brooklyn man sentenced for stealing widow’s Queens home by posing as her son: DA


Nov. 22, 2023 By Bill Parry A Brooklyn man was sentenced to prison Tuesday in Queens Supreme Court for stealing the Jamaica home of an elderly widow by posing as her son, then selling the property for a $200,000 profit. The stolen deed was returned to its rightful owner under a “pioneering use” of a state statute, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Christopher Williams, 43, of Morgan Avenue in Williamsburg, pleaded guilty in August to identity theft in the first degree and offering a false instrument for filing in the second degree. According to the…
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AM Rajkumar, local Lions Club give out free turkeys to Richmond Hill residents ahead of Thanksgiving


Nov. 21, 2023 By Anthony Medina Assemblymember Jenifer Rajkumar distributed over 400 Turkeys to families in need outside her district office in Woodhaven on Friday, Nov. 17. Residents near Rajkumar’s district office, which is located on Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven, were eager to get their hands on a free Thanksgiving turkey and undeterred by the…
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State probe finds St. Albans Veterans Home left PPE to rot outdoors during height of pandemic

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Nov. 21, 2023 By Bill Parry While the nation struggled to cope with a global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors, nurses and frontline workers were dangerously ill-equipped to care for stricken patients, particularly in nursing homes across New York City. A state probe has found that during the public health emergency, $560,000 worth of PPE, purchased by the state Department of Health (DOH) for use by the NYS Veterans Home at St. Albans, was ruined as a result of being stock-piled on tarp-covered, weather exposed pallets in a parking lot outside of the facility…
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Crunching the Queens crime stats: grand larceny auto incidents soar, with NYPD reporting surge in vehicle thefts

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Nov. 21, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The number of vehicles being stolen, categorized by the NYPD as grand larceny auto, has increased throughout Queens year-to-date, compared to the same period in 2022, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD. Grand larceny auto incidents are up 39.6% in northern Queens for the year through Nov. 19, rising from 1,718 incidents last year to 2,398 this year. In southern Queens, grand larceny of automobiles rose 14.2% over the same period of time, from 1,423 to 1,625. The increase in grand larceny auto incidents across Queens can also be seen…
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