Following a Long Island plane crash, Whitestone residents fear frequent tourist helicopters
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Whitestone has been rumbling with anger over Hampton helicopters that instill a sense of fear and discomfort among neighborhood residents. Tuesday’s report of a single-engine plane crashed in Syosset, Long Island, that killed three occupants near a school has added to the anxieties of Whitestone residents. “My heart sunk,” said Alfredo Centola, president of the We Love Whitestone Civic […]

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NYC high school teacher from Jamaica arrested in US Open drone crash
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A city high school teacher was arrested Thursday night at the U.S. Open after flying a drone over a tennis match and crashing it into empty seats in the stands, according to authorities. Daniel Verley, 26, reportedly from Jamaica, faces three charges after the incident, including reckless endangerment, reckless operation of a drone and operating […]

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Community project ideas on display at Sunnyside participatory budgeting expo
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BY KELLY MARIE MANCUSO Residents in the 26th City Council District got the chance to view project proposals that will be put to a public vote later this month during Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s participatory budgeting (PB) project expo Monday night at Sunnyside Community Services. “This is a chance for residents of this district to really get […]

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Award-winning Queens author Paul Volponi teaches Cardozo students, releases new book
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Freshman students in a Benjamin Cardozo High School English class got a special visit from an author who they may not be able to write off from their memories. Award-winning Queens author Paul Volponi, who is known for his novel “Black and White” about the racial disparities of the city’s justice system, taught the class for three […]

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Queens sports roundup
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Christ the King girls team remains undefeated in 2015 Christ the King’s girls team had a tough December that saw them split their eight games with losses to Bishop Loughlin, Paul IV (VA), Braintree (MA) and Capital Prep (CT). So far in January the Lady Royals are 4-0 after a 66-53 victory over South Shore […]

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