Op-Ed: ‘Black lives matter’ shouldn’t be a controversial statement
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Last week at a nationally televised town hall meeting on CNN, “Black, White and Blue: America 2016,” I made a comment that shouldn’t be controversial: I said black lives matter. The question being debated at that moment was a variation of one I hear repeatedly, “Don’t all lives matter?”   Of course all lives matter, […]

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Savor flavors at International Food Tasting Festival in Richmond Hill on July 13
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Travel the world…one bite at a time. The Nest Restaurant & Bar will host an International Food Tasting Festival at its South Richmond Hill venue on Wednesday, July 13, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, but $50 at the door. This inaugural, annual (the organizers hope) event will feature chefs from at […]

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Two arrested for forcing a 17-year-old to have sex for money in a Briarwood hotel
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Two people who held a teenager against her will, sexually assaulted her and forced her to have sex for money in a Briarwood hotel over the Fourth of July weekend have been arrested, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced. According to Brown, Shaquan Walters, 22, of 158th Street in Jamaica, and Kiana Pryce, 21, of […]

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Cleanup initiative underway to solve Jamaica’s garbage problem
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Elected officials and community members along Hillside Avenue in Jamaica are getting down and dirty when it comes to keeping their area clean. Councilman Rory Lancman and members of the Jamaica Hills Partnership and the Department of Sanitation met at the northwest corner of Hillside Avenue and 168th Street on Friday to announce a $48,000 community […]

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UPDATE: Cops still looking for the drive-by shooters who killed rapper Chinx in Briarwood
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UPDATED 12:45 p.m. May 17, 2016 One year later, the suspects responsible for the drive-by shooting in Briarwood last year that took the life of an up-and-coming rap star remain at large. Police repeated an appeal for tips on Tuesday, which marked the one-year anniversary of the May 17, 2015, murder of Lionel Pickens, 31, of Ozone […]

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