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Survey reveals crime and taxes as top concerns in Senator Addabbo’s district

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Mar. 1, 2024 By Rachel Butler According to a recent quality of life survey conducted in late 2023, constituents in Senator Joseph Addabbo’s district have identified crime and taxes as their most pressing concerns. The survey, which garnered responses from residents across neighborhoods including Forest Hills, Glendale, Lindenwood, Howard Beach, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ozone Park, Rego Park, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven, highlighted crime as the paramount issue across these areas. Following closely, taxes emerged as a significant concern for residents. Meanwhile, the economy and education ranked as the next most critical issues in Woodhaven, with education also taking precedence in…
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Queens Senator to honor extraordinary women in the law enforcement field for Women’s History Month

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Feb. 27, 2024 By Rachel Butler Queens state Sen. James Sanders Jr. is hosting an event in Jamaica next month to recognize outstanding women in law enforcement in celebration of March being women’s history month. Sanders, who represents Far Rockaway, Edgemere and Arverne, is hosting the event with the Rochdale Village Community Relations Committee at the Rochdale Village Grand Ballroom, located at 69-65 137th Ave., on March 24 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The senator is still accepting nominations for women worthy of being honored, with the public able to nominate any female working as a police officer, school…
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Queens shoe store opens baseball batting cages on site as part of unique business venture

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Feb. 20, 2024 By Rachel Butler Combining the world of fashion and sports, a Flushing shoe store owner has innovatively introduced baseball batting cages within his premises. The unique addition comes after owner Peter Song, 46, observed a notable absence of batting cages in Flushing and the neighboring areas. Shoe Village, located at 45-22 162nd…
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Sanders to host community meeting on flooding issues in Far Rockaway Thursday

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Jan. 31, 2024 By Rachel Butler State Senator James Sanders Jr., representing Far Rockaway and its neighboring areas, will host a public community meeting at Goldie Maple Academy on Thursday, Feb. 1st, to address the persistent flooding challenges in the region and explore viable solutions. The meeting, set to start at 6:30 p.m., to be…
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Springfield Gardens man faces up to 90 Years in prison for two-day stabbing spree in Queens: DA

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Jan. 19, 2024 By Bill Parry The Springfield Gardens man who became the target of a citywide NYPD manhunt on Wednesday for a two-day stabbing spree in southeast Queens was criminally charged with attempted murder and faces up to 90 years in prison if convicted. Jermain Rigueur, 27, of 160th Street, was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on a 19-count complaint Friday charging him with three counts of attempted murder and assault for attacking four people in Springfield Gardens and Jamaica, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced. According to the charges and video surveillance footage, on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at…
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Lunar New Year 2024: Best places to celebrate year of the dragon in Queens

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Jan. 19, 2024 By Rachel Butler and Aidan Pellegrino The Lunar New Year according to the Chinese zodiac is beginning on Saturday Feb. 10 and with 2024 set to be the year of the dragon there are many events taking place across Queens to mark the occasion.  Flushing Town Hall Flushing Town Hall located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard is hosting a series of month-long events including performances by Asian and Asian American artists.  The first event will take place on Jan. 27 as an art exhibition “Remember” by Woomin Kim and the immigrant artist collaborative Lily and Honglei will be…
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Queens children to star in Manhattan musical opening this month

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Jan. 11, 2024 By Rachel Butler Four kids from Queens are to star in a brand new musical presented by the Manhattan-based TADA! Youth Theater over a three-week period in late January and early February. The jazz-styled musical, called B.O.T.C.H. (Bureau of Turmoil, Chaos, & Headaches), will take place at the 15 W 28th St….
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