Queens homeowners have a new program to help them bounce back from the 2008 crisis
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New Yorkers still struggling in the aftermath of the 2008 housing crisis now have a new program to help keep them in their homes. Elected officials met in Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Community Garden in Jamaica Tuesday to announce that New York City homeowners will be the first to gain access to the nation’s first Foreclosure Buyback […]

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A 78-year-old woman was killed after being caught in middle of a police pursuit in Cambria Heights
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An early afternoon police pursuit through the streets of Cambria Heights on Thursday left a 78-year-old woman dead and another individual injured. According to police, 50-year-old, Derrick Perkins of Queens, was fleeing 105th Precinct officers inside a gray BMW SUV when he collided with a green Saturn sedan operated by the victim at the intersection of 225th Street […]

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After more than a decade Queens man was convicted of raping a 12-year-old thanks to DNA evidence
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A convicted rapist from Springfield Gardens will spend the next 23 years in jail for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Cambria Heights 12 years ago. The Queens District Attorney’s office announced on July 6 that John King, 32, was sentenced for the crime that occurred in 2004 in the vicinity of 116th Avenue. The case went unsolved for […]

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Here’s how Queens voted in Tuesday’s New York presidential primary
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The front-runners won over voters across Queens in Tuesday’s New York presidential primary. On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton scored an easy victory in Queens over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, gaining more than 61 percent of the vote. Queens Republicans, meanwhile, turned out in droves to vote for billionaire celebrity Donald […]

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Queens Assemblywoman Barbara Clark, a champion of education, dies at 76
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Updated 3:06 p.m. One of Queens’ longest serving lawmakers, Assemblywoman Barbara Clark, died on Monday night. The 76-year-old Clark was first elected to the Assembly in 1986, representing the neighborhoods of Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Hollis and St. Albans, and was the Assembly’s deputy majority whip at the time of her passing. Details about her death […]

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