Educator at East Elmhurst mosque sexually abused girl: DA
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An after-school instructor at an East Elmhurst mosque was arraigned Wednesday night on charges that he allegedly molested a 9-year-old girl, prosecutors announced. Mohammed Rana, 46, allegedly abused the victim on two occasions between Nov. 30, 2015 and Jan. 28, 2016, while she attended the after-school religious program at the Masjid Abu Huraira Mosque located […]

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A jogging teenager was slashed in East Elmhurst on Sunday morning: NYPD
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A woman was slashed in the thigh as she was jogging in East Elmhurst on Sunday morning, police said. The 19-year-old woman was jogging along the intersection of 25th Avenue and 79th Street at 11:15 a.m. when the suspect slashed her in the left thigh, according to authorities. The gash was about an inch long, the […]

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East Elmhurst man pleaded guilty after Best Buy found child porn on his computer
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A visit to a local Best Buy for a computer repair led to the downfall of an East Elmhurst man who admitted in court on Wednesday to downloading child pornography. Michael Murray, 63, plead guilty to promoting a sexual performance by a child after police confirmed that he had hundreds of pornographic photos on his laptop, according to District […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

Meet celebrity cat sensation Lil Bub, take a Zumba class, create your own Lego character head, and do more at these events around Queens Saturday, Jan. 30 Bring your little detectives to the Alley Pond Environmental Center from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to uncover the clues that could help you find hidden animals. Learn how […]

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Mayor wants new schools in LIC and Woodside, but concerns remain
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Updated Jan.28, 1:43 p.m. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget plan for the 2017 fiscal year includes $225 million toward building four new schools in Long Island City and Woodside, according to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. Parents in the rapidly expanding neighborhoods in School District 30 have been petitioning for new schools in the area, especially […]

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