A fire in Jackson Heights injured seven people, two critically

Several people suffered minor and critical injuries after a fire blazed through a three-story home in Jackson Heights on Saturday morning. Firefighters responded to a fire that may have started on the first floor of an attached apartment building, located at 69-12 31st Ave., around 6:40 a.m. Nearly 60 firefighters and 12 fire units responded and FDNY […]

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Man gets shot on a Woodside street after refusing robbers’ demands, cops say
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Detectives continue to search for the suspects who shot a 55-year-old man during a robbery attempt in Woodside early on Sunday morning. The shooting took place at 4:34 a.m. in front of a home on 61st Street near Broadway. According to authorities, the victim and his girlfriend were walking along 61st Street when they were approached […]

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Jackson Heights man fatally beaten in possible hate crime, law enforcement sources say
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A Jackson Heights man died of injuries he sustained after a group of men viciously beat him at a neighborhood intersection on Sunday morning, according to police. Sources familiar with the incident indicated the assault may have been “gay-related” and an investigation is underway to determine if it was a bias crime. Police said the victim — […]

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Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul to be honored at ‘Queens Power Women in Business’
June 1, 2015    Headshot of Lt. Gov. Hochul

The most influential businesswomen and community leaders in Queens will be recognized during QNS and Star Network “Queens Power Women in Business” networking and awards event Tuesday, June 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Terrace on the Park, located at 52-11 111th St. in Flushing. For more than a dozen years, the Queens Power […]

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These two hospitals in Queens continue to see the largest number of uninsured patients
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Updated April 22, 9:45 a.m. Health insurance may be more available to Queens residents than ever, but two local hospitals continue to be swamped with uninsured patients, according to a report from the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO). Both Elmhurst Hospital and Queens Hospital in Jamaica, part of the Health + Hospitals Corporation (HHC), had the […]

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