Blizzard complaint leads to cleanup agreement for Ozone Park ‘eyesore’
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Ozone Park dealt with its share of snow-related troubles following the Blizzard of 2016 — but there was one positive that came from the mess. In the wake of last week’s snowstorm, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder received numerous complaints from Ozone Park residents about an unshoveled sidewalk at the corner of Lafayette Street and 149th Avenue, adjacent to a lot […]

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Alleged robber from Briarwood shot by cops during pursuit in Brooklyn
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Police shot and arrested a Briarwood man who led them on a pursuit through Brooklyn after allegedly participating in a cellphone store robbery on Thursday morning, authorities said. Altariq Mciver, 39, of Ferndale Avenue along with two Brooklyn men — Alan Francois, 25, and Marquis Riley, 25 — are accused of working together to hold up the Verizon Wireless store […]

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Career-themed high school in Cambria Heights to offer industry-specific opportunities through new partnership
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The Benjamin Franklin High School for Finance & Information Technology (BFIT) in Cambria Heights will give underserved high school students opportunities to get a head start in their careers with a new partnership. The school, which opened in September 2014 and is located at 207-01 116th Ave., is partnering with NAF, an organization that specializes in […]

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Verizon workers protest contract changes in Bayside rally
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Verizon employees banded together Thursday in a rally outside a Bayside building owned by the company during ongoing contract negotiations over benefits and additional job demands. Nearly 300 people were estimated to be at the rally, which attracted approving honks from passing cars and had its own on-site DJ. Union members sang pro-union chants cheering for district […]

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Construction on Cornell Tech campus begins on Roosevelt Island
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Construction kicked off Tuesday on the $2 billion Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech campus, which many predict will be a feeder of skilled entrepreneurs for the western Queens technology community. Mayor Bill de Blasio and his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, were both in attendance to support the building of the applied sciences campus, which will span 12 acres […]

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