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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Queens sees the most home foreclosures of any borough
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New York City has seen a surge of first-time foreclosure auctions this year compared to 2015, and most of these foreclosures are concentrated in Queens, a study found. According to a PropertyShark report, Queens has 302 foreclosed properties scheduled for auction this quarter, the highest number of any borough. This number represents a 43 percent increase from […]

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The co-location of Queens Village charter high school has been successfully blocked
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The Department of Education (DOE) plans to withdraw a proposal Wednesday that would co-locate a new charter high school with an  existing middle school in Queens Village. Students and administrators at Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School will no longer have to worry about making room for 400 high schoolers. A joint effort by Borough President Melinda Katz, state […]

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UPDATE: 14-year-old arrested in connection with attack on Muslim man outside Queens mosque
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Updated Wednesday  June 20, 2016 at 11:37 a.m. Police have arrested one of the three male suspects involved in a hate crime against a Muslim man, which occured on June 1 outside a mosque in Queens Village. The suspect will be charged with assault/hate crime, police said. The suspect is a minor, only 14-years-old therefore his […]

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Here’s how your City Council member voted on the 5-cent grocery bag tax
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Updated 5:45 p.m., May 6 In a closer-than-anticipated vote, the City Council adopted on Thursday a bill instituting a 5-cent surcharge on grocery shoppers who opt for paper or plastic bags at the checkout counter. Twenty-eight members in all adopted the bill (Intro. 209-A), which charges customers 5 cents per paper or plastic bag used, while 20 […]

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