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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10 things to love about Queens Library
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Sure, you can come to the library to check out a book or movie, do some research, and jump on a computer. But Queens Library has plenty of other hidden secrets you might not know about. And the best part? All of our programs are free. 1. eBooks, audiobooks, music and digital magazines A few […]

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PHOTOS: Queens honors veterans at Memorial Day parades
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American pride was on full display across Queens this past weekend, as communities commemorated Memorial Day with a number of parades and vigils that brought out big crowds of spectators. Sunny skies greeted parade-goers on Sunday in College Point, Forest Hills and Maspeth, where residents enjoyed marches featuring bands, service personnel, community groups, elected officials, […]

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$70M for the new police precinct in southeast Queens is included in mayor’s executive budget
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Updated April 27, 12:40 p.m. Southeast Queens residents have 116 reasons to feel a bit more secure in their future. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget includes $70 million for the construction of a new 116th Precinct focused on the neighborhoods of Brookville, Laurelton, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens, the Daily News reported on Tuesday. Residents and […]

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Nearly 90 weapons were turned in by public during a gun buyback in Laurelton
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From assault weapons to semi-automatic handguns, law enforcement agents purchased scores of firearms from the public during a gun buyback at a Laurelton church last week. Hosted by Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Councilman Donovan Richards and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, approximately 89 weapons were collected at the Evangel Temple on April 16. Each gun […]

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