$70M for the new police precinct in southeast Queens is included in mayor’s executive budget
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Updated April 27, 12:40 p.m. Southeast Queens residents have 116 reasons to feel a bit more secure in their future. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget includes $70 million for the construction of a new 116th Precinct focused on the neighborhoods of Brookville, Laurelton, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens, the Daily News reported on Tuesday. Residents and […]

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Woodhaven residents demand landmark status for Neir’s Tavern, the oldest restaurant in the U.S.
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Concerned Woodhaven residents will rally with elected officials, civic leaders and historians next month to have a historic neighborhood watering hole declared a city landmark. Beginning at 2 p.m. on May 7, residents will hold a four-hour peaceful protest at Neir’s Tavern, located at the corner of 78th Street and 88th Avenue, calling upon the NYC Landmark Preservation […]

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Ex-boyfriend of Borough President Katz, radio host Curtis Sliwa, announces he will run against her in 2017
Photos courtesy of Juniper Park Civic Association/Walter Karling

Updated April 26, 2:55 p.m. Curtis Sliwa, the ex-partner of current Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and father of her two children, announced last night that he would run for her seat as a Republican in 2017. Sliwa, a talk show host on WABC-AM and founder of the international volunteer patrol organization Guardian Angels, attended the Juniper Park […]

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Special ceremony at Jamaica Hospital honors those who gave the gift of life to others
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A special flag-raising ceremony at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center on Wednesday honored organ donors who helped give new life to others while also encouraging more people to consider donating. The event, which took place outside of the Jamaica Hospital emergency room entrance, commemorated National Donate Life Month and urged Queens residents to register for the […]

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Music? Queens hosts jazz, rock, show tunes, soul and orchestras this weekend
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Queens hits the high note again and again with countless live music presentations this weekend. To the east, to the west, and at various spots in between, aficionados will be able to enjoy jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, string bands, bell ringers, choirs, crooners, soul, show tunes, orchestras, and not one, but three symphony orchestras. The fun will begin […]

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