City using Quality Inn in Woodside as a temporary homeless shelter without community notification
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The city has set up a temporary homeless shelter at the Quality Inn hotel in Woodside without notifying elected officials or community members. A Woodside resident approached Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer to notify him that families have been moving into the hotel at 53-05 Queens Blvd. for the past several months, Arielle Swernoff, a spokesperson for […]

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Five firefighters injured battling two separate blazes in Middle Village and Glendale: FDNY
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A pair of two-alarm fires in Glendale and Middle Village broke out in less than an hour on Thursday night, and five firefighters suffered minor injuries while responding to them, the Fire Department reported. The first blaze broke out in Middle Village at 7:46 p.m. on Aug. 25 at a two-story home on 66th Drive […]

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Evelyn DeCoursey, president of 110th Precinct Community Council, passes away
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Evelyn DeCoursey, the president of the 110th Precinct Community Council for almost 10 years, passed away on Aug. 20, the NYPD said. DeCoursey, a Corona resident, presided over Community Council meetings and helped to establish a strong relationship between cops and Corona and Elmhurst residents. She was 82. “Evelyn was a pillar in the community,” said Janine […]

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State-of-the-art pre-K center focusing on STEAM classes will open near Hall of Science in Corona
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Future scientists, mathematicians, engineers and artists will get a head start in their studies when a new pre-K center opens in Corona in 2019. According to the Department of Education, the city agency will team up with the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) and the Department of Cultural Affairs to open a 250- to […]

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Free supplies for teachers, Chick-fil-A coming to Queens and 8 more stories from Queens
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With September quickly approaching, teachers are thinking about back to school shopping and one Long Island City organization is providing supplies for free. In food related news, the first Chick-fil-A in Queens will open on Sept. 1 and the first 100 people in line will win a year’s supply of free food. Dairy Queen is […]

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