Transgender woman struck with a hammer in a possible bias crime in Woodside, cops say
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A man who smacked a transgender woman in the head with a hammer on a Woodside street on Wednesday morning may have acted out of hate, law enforcement sources said. The NYPD is investigating the Aug. 17 assault in front of an apartment house on 67th Street near 41st Avenue as a possible bias crime, it […]

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First Chick-fil-A in Queens will open on Sept. 1 and first 100 customers will win free food for a year
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Chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A will open its first Queens location at Queens Center mall on Sept. 1 and the first 100 people on line will win a year’s supply of free meals. The store will open at 9:30 a.m. and as part of the restaurant’s “First 100″ event, 100 adults ages 18 and older will win […]

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New middle school in Corona aims to alleviate serious overcrowding in the district
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One of the most overcrowded school districts in the city will be home to a new middle school built to alleviate the jam-packed classrooms that are common in western Queens. School District 24, which encompasses Corona, Glendale, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Maspeth and Middle Village, has long had a problem with overcrowding and schools in Corona […]

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The co-location of Queens Village charter high school has been successfully blocked
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The Department of Education (DOE) plans to withdraw a proposal Wednesday that would co-locate a new charter high school with an  existing middle school in Queens Village. Students and administrators at Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School will no longer have to worry about making room for 400 high schoolers. A joint effort by Borough President Melinda Katz, state […]

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PHOTOS: Candle-lit Jackson Heights vigil for Orlando victims makes stops at local gay bars
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Dozens of people attended a vigil in Jackson Heights on Tuesday to mourn the victims of the Orlando shooting that left 49 people dead. Organized by Eddie Valentin, the owner of several gay bars in Jackson Heights, the vigil began outside of Club Evolution on 77th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Participants lit candles and waved colorful flags […]

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