Celebrate Memorial Day at parades and vigils in Queens neighborhoods this weekend
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Queens communities will commemorate Memorial Day in grand style with a host of parades and memorial vigils scheduled for this weekend, including America’s largest Memorial Day parade in Little Neck/Douglaston. All are invited to participate in the various events honoring those who served in defense of the country through the years. Among the events are the […]

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Whitestone residents greet Judith Harrison, the new commanding officer at 109th Precinct
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Deputy Inspector Judith Harrison, the new 109th Precinct commander, received a warm welcome from Whitestone residents during the We Love Whitestone civic association meeting on Wednesday night. “I’m very happy to be here. I’m very happy to see you,” Harrison, who previously commanded the 112th Precinct, told residents at the Immanuel Lutheran School. “I’m a lifelong resident of Queens, so Queens […]

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New commanding officers have taken their posts at 109th and 112th police precincts in Queens
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Two police precincts in Queens have experienced some major changes in leadership over the weekend. Deputy Inspector Thomas Conforti, the head of the 109th Precinct, which serves the neighborhoods of Downtown Flushing, East Flushing, Queensboro Hill, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Beechhurst and Bay Terrace, was transferred after two years of service and assigned to the Crime Prevention […]

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See which parts of Queens will be sprayed this week to reduce the Zika virus threat

Facing the dual, deadly threat of the Zika and West Nile viruses, the city’s Health Department isn’t wasting any time going to war against the local mosquito population. The agency announced Wednesday it would conduct aerial larvicide spraying over non-residential marshy areas of Queens and the rest of the city from May 12 to May […]

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Following a Long Island plane crash, Whitestone residents fear frequent tourist helicopters
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Whitestone has been rumbling with anger over Hampton helicopters that instill a sense of fear and discomfort among neighborhood residents. Tuesday’s report of a single-engine plane crashed in Syosset, Long Island, that killed three occupants near a school has added to the anxieties of Whitestone residents. “My heart sunk,” said Alfredo Centola, president of the We Love Whitestone Civic […]

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