UPDATE: Bayside homeowners can now sign a petition to stop the city from installing bioswales without their permission
Photo by state Senator Tony Avella's press office

The city wants to bring some eco-friendly devices to Bayside, but earlier this month some residents and elected officials said that the government should ask for their permission first. State Senator Tony Avella and the Friends of Fort Totten Park supported the residents by urging Mayor Bill de Blasio and city agencies to seek homeowner […]

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New middle school in Corona aims to alleviate serious overcrowding in the district
Photo courtesy of Department of Education

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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Queens residents are urging the city to respect a slave burial ground in Flushing
Photo courtesy of NYC Parks Department

For over a decade, Queens residents have been pressuring the city into maintaining a historical cemetery in Flushing where slaves were buried. The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground, located at 45-12 165th St., served as a burial site to more than 1,000 African-American slaves and Native Americans since the late 1800s. According to the New York City Department of […]

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Derelict cars parked at an abandoned house in Flushing pose a fire threat, after the home burst into flames two years ago
QNS/Photos by Brianna Ellis

Two cars parked next to an abandoned house in Flushing pose a fire threat to the neighborhood, according to a local politician. Community members, elected officials and city employees rallied on Tuesday to remove the vehicles. Neighbors say that both derelict vehicles have been parked at the abandoned property, located at 50-19 175th Pl., for more than two decades. Additionally, the cars are cluttered […]

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City ‘violated a promise,’ Elmhurst residents and officials say after two sex offenders were found living in family homeless shelter
QNS/Photo by Angela Matua

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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