USPS threatens downsizing Whitestone facility, again
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Follow @LiamLaGuerre The United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to ship jobs from its Whitestone processing facility as part of ongoing nationwide consolidation of its centers to stay financially afloat. The mail service intends to consolidate up to 82 facilities, including the Queens center on 20th Avenue, beginning January 2015 to continue its plan to […]

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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz sworn in by Mayor de Blasio
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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was officially sworn into office Thursday in a star-studded political gathering. “It’s an exciting time for me,” said Katz, in front of hundreds of supporters and a lengthy list of dignitaries. “I’m humbled and I’m honored to be the Queens Borough President.” The 48-year-old Forest Hills mom of two was […]

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Pols introduce bill in Congress to alleviate airplane noise
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The skies over Queens and the rest of the country may soon be quieter. Congressmember Joe Crowley gathered with state and local elected officials, advocates and community members Friday to announce the introduction of the Silent Skies Act bill that will work to alleviate airplane noise pollution in neighborhoods surrounding LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy […]

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Popular Maspeth restaurant O’Neill’s is back in business
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Just about everyone in Maspeth remembers when O’Neill’s restaurant and bar was reduced to ashes after a grease fire in 2011. It was a devastating moment for the community, as the popular bar has been a staple in the neighborhood since 1933. After extinguishing the blaze, local firefighters found within the rubble, the American flag […]

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President Obama endorses Bill de Blasio
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Updated, Monday, September 23, 2:46 p.m. Bill de Blasio has received the presidential seal of approval. President Barack Obama announced Monday he is officially endorsing de Blasio for mayor. “Progressive change is the centerpiece of Bill de Blasio’s vision for New York City, and it’s why he will be a great mayor of America’s largest […]

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