City ‘violated a promise,’ Elmhurst residents and officials say after two sex offenders were found living in family homeless shelter
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Elmhurst residents rallied in front of the Boulevard Family Residence on Tuesday after it was revealed that two Level 3 sex offenders had lived in the family shelter. “The city has violated a promise it made to Senator [Jeffrey] Klein and myself that they would not house sex offenders, especially Level 3 sex offenders, in shelters […]

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Lead paint throughout Flushing’s Pomonok Houses is making children sick, lawmakers say
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Why hasn’t the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) done more to remove lead paint from apartments at the Pomonok Houses? That’s a question that local elected officials gathered at the low-income housing complex in Flushing on Monday want answered by the city agency responsible for properly maintaining the apartments. According to a bevy of elected officials […]

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Family homeless shelter in Elmhurst may have housed a sex offender
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Boulevard Family Residence, a family shelter in Elmhurst that was formerly the Pan Am Hotel, may have housed a Level 3 sex offender. Dwayne Clark, 48, is listed in the state Division of Criminal Justice Services sex offender registry with the address 79-00 Queens Blvd., the same address as the family shelter, the Queens Chronicle first reported. […]

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Queens’ first female state senator, Toby Stavisky, is going for her ninth term in office
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After 16 years in Albany, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky wants to go back for another term. Stavisky officially announced last week her re-election campaign in Forest Hills, surrounded by numerous supporters including Congresswoman Grace Meng and a number of community advocates. Stavisky was first elected to the state Senate in a special November 1999 […]

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Penthouses are going for millions in partially completed Flushing Commons project
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Developers reached new heights in the first phase of the Flushing Commons project to an eager crowd on Friday. Spectators gathered around as construction workers put the final beam to top off the 14-story building. Construction will be complete at the end of this year. The 1.8-million-square-foot that encompasses the Flushing Commons project will feature residential, […]

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